North Carolina Registered Agent

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

What is a North Carolina registered agent?

A North Carolina registered agent is an individual or an organization registered in North Carolina. The North Carolina business must name a registered agent and furnish the address of its registered office on their initial state paperwork. A North Carolina registered agent must have a physical location in North Carolina 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 North Carolina resident agent’s address. Also, sending most legal documents by certified mail to the North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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, notice or demand that is delivered to the registered agent.

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What business types are required to have North Carolina registered agents?

Every domestic or foreign filing entity is required to maintain a registered agent and office in North Carolina. 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 North Carolina resident agent?

As soon as received, we scan all legal notices, annual report notices, or other official paperwork, into your online account locally in North Carolina. 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 furnish you with reminders, links and instructions for filing so that you do not become delinquent with the North Carolina Secretary of State, Corporations Division.

How do you change your registered agent in North Carolina?

File the Statement of Change of Registered Office and/or Registered Agent form to the North Carolina Secretary of State by mail or in person. Include the Coversheet for Corporate Filings form. One form fits all entities. The filing fee is $5, and North Carolina takes about two weeks to finish the processing.

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

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