Massachusetts Registered Agent

A local Massachusetts registered agent is required when forming a business in Massachusetts.

What is a Massachusetts resident agent?

A Massachusetts registered agent is an individual or an organization registered or authorized to do business in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Company must name a registered agent and furnish the address of its registered office on their initial state paperwork. A Massachusetts registered agent must have a physical location in Massachusetts and be present at that address during normal business hours. When a business is sued, typically a deputy or process server will deliver the court papers to that company’s Massachusetts resident agent’s address. Also, sending most legal documents by certified mail to the Massachusetts registered agent at the registered office address is legal proof that you have been served, whether you ever receive them or not.

It is the required function of a Massachusetts resident agent to have someone available at the registered office address during normal business hours, for the purpose of receiving, accepting and forwarding to the business any process or notice that is delivered to the registered agent.

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What business types are required to have Massachusetts registered agents?

Every domestic or foreign filing entity is required to maintain a registered agent and office in Massachusetts. The list of filing entities is; domestic and foreign corporations, professional corporations, nonprofit corporations, domestic and foreign LLCs, and PLLCs, plus all LPs and LLPs.

What do we do with documents we receive as your Massachusetts resident agent?

As soon as received, we scan all legal notices, annual report notices, or other official paperwork, into your online account locally in Massachusetts. We send you an immediate email message that you have an important document in your online account.

As an additional benefit at no cost, we track your annual report due date and send your reminders and instructions for filing so that you do not become delinquent with the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth.

How do you change your registered agent in Massachusetts?

File the Statement of Change of Registered Agent/Registered Office form to the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth by mail, fax, in person or online. Each entity has its own separate form. The filing fee is $25 for mailed or walked in changes, $30 for fax filing and no fee for online changes. Massachusetts processes the mailed change of agent in one week, fax in one day and online is done immediately.

Benefits of hiring Resident Agent LLC as your Massachusetts registered agent service provider:

You can sign up online for Massachusetts registered agent service in all 51 jurisdictions or add states in your online account at any time.