South Carolina Registered Agent

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

What is a South Carolina registered agent?

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

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

How do we handle documents we receive as your South 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 South 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 return and report due date and send your reminders and instructions for filing so that you remain in compliance with the Secretary of State and Department of Revenue.

How do you change your registered agent in South Carolina?

File the Notice of Change of Registered Office or Registered Agent or Both form to the South Carolina Secretary of State by mail or in person. The filing fee is $10 for all entities, although there is a separate form for LLCs and corporations. South Carolina finishes processing the change of agent in just a few days.

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

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