West Virginia Registered Agent

A local West Virginia registered agent is required when forming a business in West Virginia.

What is a West Virginia registered agent?

A West Virginia registered agent can be either an organization or a person. You list the registered agent name and address on your corporate paperwork with the state. The West Virginia registered agent is responsible for receiving registration renewal notices and legal notices on your behalf, and forwarding them to your organization. West Virginia registered agents must have a physical location in West Virginia and be present at that address during normal business hours. Most of the time a deputy or process server will deliver the legal service of process to the West Virginia resident agent’s address. Occasionally court papers will arrive by certified mail to the West Virginia registered agent at the registered office address and that will be acceptable legal proof that you have been served, whether or not your registered agent delivers the legal notice to your company.

The West Virginia registered agent’s primary function is to be available at the address listed as the WV registered office address during regular business hours. All official documents from the state will be sent to the West Virginia resident agent’s address.

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What business organizations are required to have a West Virginia registered agent?

Domestic and foreign corporations and nonprofits; all domestic and foreign LLCs, LPs and LLPs doing business in West Virginia must have a registered agent with a West Virginia address. The registered agent may have a mailing address that includes a post office box as long as a physical location is also provided.

How do we handle items we receive as your West Virginia resident agent?

We scan and upload all legal notifications; annual report notices and other official documents received, into your online account locally in West Virginia. We send you an immediate email notification of any document in your West Virginia resident agent’s account.

As an additional free West Virginia resident agent service, we track your West Virginia annual report due date and send you reminders with instructions for filing your report in a timely manner with the West Virginia Secretary of State, Business Division.

How do you change your registered agent in West Virginia?

File in duplicate, an Application to Appoint or Change Process, Officers, and/or Addresses by mail, fax or in person, along with a check for the $15 filing fee. One form fits all entities.

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

You can order online for West Virginia registered agent service in all 51 jurisdictions or add states in your online account at any time.