Frequently Asked Questions about Registered Agent Service
Do all businesses require registered agent services in California?
According to California Financial Code section 14101.6 and California Corporations Code section 202, 1502, 2105, or 2117, a domestic or foreign stock corporation, a domestic or foreign (nonprofit) Corporation, domestic or foreign Limited Liability Company, domestic or foreign Limited Partnership and Limited Liability Partnership, and Unincorporated Associations registered with the state of California are required to be represented by a California registered agent.
What is a Registered Agent, and why do I need one?
The objective of a registered agent California is multi-fold but the most important objective is to ensure a business entity of company is able to maintain a good standing and continuous presence in the state.
In the state of California, a registered agent by law is required to keep a copy of the Articles of Incorporation (providing for shares), Articles of Incorporation (providing for shares and containing a statement of conversion), Articles of Incorporation (not providing for shares), Statement and Designation by Foreign Corporation, Articles of Organization, a copy of the corporate bylaws, the stock ledger of the company, and a statement that provides the name and address of the actual custodian of the stock ledger.
What is included in registered agent services in California?
A registered agent California provides a variety of services that include:
- Provide a highly secure online account to access business related notifications or for renewal of registered agent services
- Acceptance of service of process that involves receiving all legal notifications
- Share notification regarding due dates for renewals and submission for each business entity.
- Easy access to an online account from where business entities can order additional services including mail forwarding services
- Free upload as well as storage of business entity information like state filings, company minutes, or incorporation documents,
- Ensuring avoidance of late fee or penalty using state-of-the-art technology for tracking due dates for all your businesses.
- Access to account allowing you to easily order renewals or additional services
Can a company use its Registered Agent’s address as its own business address?
If a California registered agent doesn’t permit a business entity to use their address, a company will not be able to use such an address as their own. The said registered agent has to permit the use of their address for which proper paperwork has to be filed with the U.S. Postal Service.
We provide our clients with the opportunity to avail of our mail-forwarding service, which starts at $99 per year. You can start the mail forwarding service today by applying for it online.
What do I need to do if I do my own filings for business registration or incorporation and only need Registered Agent Information?
If you plan to file business registration or incorporation documents then you can simply email or fax us the document. We will fill out all information pertaining to California registered agent, sign it, and send them back for filing.
How can I change my Registered Agent?
You can change your existing registered agent by filling out the Change of Registered Agent form for the state of California and submit it with the Secretary of State, Business Entities Filings Unit. If you are signing up for our registered agent services in California then our in-house expert will help you to streamline the process.
How long does it take to change a Registered Agent in the Secretary of State records?
It can take as long as 2 weeks to process registered agent change although there is a 24-hour expedited service available too. Since we have direct access to the Secretary of State, Business Entities Filings Unit’s online filing system – bizfile California, we can process most orders within 24 hours.
As my registered agent, can IncParadise file annual reports or annual lists?
Yes. In the state of California, all domestic and foreign Limited Liability Companies, domestic and foreign corporations, Limited Partnerships, and Limited Liability partnerships registered or incorporated in the state are required to file a statement of information or annual report. As your registered agent California, we can file the statement of information, if you order it, and on time so that you don’t end up paying a penalty or fine for late submission.