Rhode Island Registered Agent

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

What is a Rhode Island registered agent?

A Rhode Island registered agent is an individual or an organization registered or authorized to do business in Rhode Island. The Rhode Island business must name a registered agent and furnish the address of its registered office on their initial state paperwork. A Rhode Island registered agent must have a physical location in Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island resident agent’s address. Also, sending many legal documents by certified mail to the Rhode Island registered agent at the registered office address is adequate legal proof that you have been served, whether you ever receive them or not.

It is the obligation of a Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island registered agents?

Every domestic or foreign filing entity is required to maintain a registered agent and office in Rhode Island. The list of filing entities is; domestic and foreign corporations, professional corporations, nonprofit corporations, domestic and foreign LLCs, L3Cs and PLLCs, plus all LPs and LLPs.

What do we do with documents we receive as your Rhode Island resident agent?

As soon as received, we scan all legal notices, annual report notices, or other official paperwork, into your online account locally in Rhode Island. 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 Rhode Island Secretary of State, Business Services.

How do you change your registered agent in Rhode Island?

File the Statement of Change of Registered Agent form to the Rhode Island Secretary of State by mail, in person or online. LLCs and corporations have separate forms. The filing fee is $35 for domestic entities and $50 for foreign companies. Rhode Island takes about 10 days to finish the processing unless you file online, which takes one day.

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

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