Ohio Resident Agent

A local Ohio resident agent is required when registering to do business in Ohio.

What is an Ohio registered agent?

An Ohio registered agent is an individual or an organization registered or authorized to do business in Ohio. The Ohio Company must name a registered agent and furnish the address of its registered office on their initial state paperwork. An Ohio registered agent must have a physical location in Ohio and be present at that address during normal business hours. When a business is involved in a legal proceeding, typically a deputy or a process server will deliver the court papers to that company’s Ohio resident agent’s address. Also, sending the legal documents by certified mail to the Ohio 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 requirement of an Ohio registered 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 Ohio registered agents?

Every domestic or foreign filing entity is required to maintain a registered agent and office in Ohio. 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.

How do we handle documents we receive as your Ohio resident agent?

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

As a free additional service for professional corporations and LLPs, we keep track of your biennial report due date, and send you email reminders and instructions to help you remain in good standing with Ohio Secretary of State. All other companies do not have reporting requirements in Ohio.

How do you change your registered agent in Ohio?

File the Statutory Agent Update form to the Ohio Department of State by mail or in person. The filing fee is $25 for all entities. Ohio finishes processing the change of agent in about one week.

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

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