Iowa Registered Agent
A local Iowa registered agent is required when registering to do business in Iowa.
What is an Iowa registered agent?
An Iowa registered agent can be either a business or a person that you list on your corporate paperwork with the state. The Iowa registered agent is responsible for accepting legal notices on your behalf. Iowa registered agents must have a real physical location in Iowa and be present at that address during normal business hours. Usually a sheriff’s deputy or process server will deliver court papers to the Iowa resident agent’s address. Sometimes lawsuit paperwork is delivered by certified mail to the Iowa registered agent at the registered office address, and that will be legal proof that you have been served, regardless of whether or not your registered agent delivers the legal notice to your company.
The Iowa registered agent’s duty is to be available at the address listed as the IA registered office address during regular business hours. All important mail from the state will be sent to the Iowa resident agent’s address.
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What business organizations are required to have an Iowa registered agent?
An Iowa LLC, an out of state LLC, a professional LLC, an Iowa corporation, an out of state corporation, a professional corporation, a non-profit organization, limited partnership and a limited liability partnership must all maintain an Iowa registered agent and a registered office.
How do we handle material we receive as your Iowa resident agent?
We scan all court papers and other official documents received and upload them into your online account locally in Iowa. You receive immediate notification of any document in your Iowa resident agent’s account.
As an added Iowa resident agent service, we track your Iowa annual report due date and send you reminders with instructions for filing your report in a timely manner with the Iowa Secretary of State, Business Services Division.
How do you change your registered agent in Iowa?
File a Statement of Change of Registered Office and/or Registered Agent by mail, fax or in person. There is no fee to change your Iowa registered agent and it will be processed in three to five days.
Benefits of hiring Resident Agent LLC as your Iowa registered agent service provider:
- Iowa Biennial Report reminders
- Access to library of forms to file in Iowa
- Iowa registered agent service immediately
You can order online for Iowa resident agent service in all 51 jurisdictions or add states in your online account at any time.