Pennsylvania Registered Agent
A local Pennsylvania registered agent is required when forming a business in Pennsylvania.
What is a Pennsylvania registered agent?
A Pennsylvania registered agent is an individual or an organization registered or authorized to do business in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Company must name a registered agent and furnish the address of its registered office on their initial state paperwork. A Pennsylvania registered agent must have a physical location in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania resident agent’s address. Also, sending the legal documents by certified mail to the Pennsylvania 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 a Pennsylvania 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 types of businesses are required to have Pennsylvania registered agents?
Every domestic or foreign filing entity is required to maintain a registered agent and office in Pennsylvania. 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 Pennsylvania resident agent?
As soon as received, we scan all legal notices, annual report notices, or other official paperwork, into your online account locally in Pennsylvania. We send you an immediate email message that you have an important document in your online account.
As a free additional service, we keep track of your PA decennial report due date, and send you email reminders and instructions to help you remain in good standing with Pennsylvania Department of State.
How do you change your registered agent in Pennsylvania?
File in duplicate the completed Statement of Change of Registered Agent/Office form and Docketing Statement to the Pennsylvania Department of State, Corporations Bureau by mail or in person. The filing fee is $70 for all entities. Pennsylvania processes the change of agent in about a week to ten days.
Benefits of hiring Resident Agent LLC as your Pennsylvania registered agent service provider:
- Pennsylvania Decennial Report reminders
- Access to library of forms to file in Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania registered agent service immediately
You can sign up online for Pennsylvania registered agent service in all 51 jurisdictions or add states in your online account at any time.