Frequently Asked Questions about Registered Agent Service
Do all businesses require registered agent services in Delaware?
According to 8 Del. C. 1953, § 131, a domestic or foreign corporation, a domestic or foreign partnership, a limited liability limited partnership, a domestic or foreign limited liability company, and a domestic statutory trust registered with the state of Delaware is required to be represented by a Delaware registered agent.
What is included in registered agent services in Delaware?
A registered agent Delaware provides a variety of services that include:
- Acceptance of service of process as well as other communications that will be directed to the business entity by the Secretary of the State – Delaware Division of Corporations office.
- Acceptance of any legal service and ensuring it is forwarded to the business entity including notifications regarding summons, subpoenas etc.
- Share notification regarding due dates for each business entity.
- Provide a highly secure online account to access email notifications or renew registered agent services
- Free upload as well as storage of business entity information like state filings, company minutes, or incorporation documents,
- Help avoid penalty or late fee using state-of-the-art technology used for tracking due dates for business requirements.
Can a company use its Registered Agent’s address as its own business address?
If a Delaware registered agent specifically permits a business entity to use their address, a company will not be able to such an address as their own. If a registered agent permits use of their address then proper paperwork has to be filed with the U.S. Postal Service.
What is a Registered Agent, and why do I need one?
The objective of a registered agent Delaware 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 Delaware, a registered agent by law is required to keep a copy of the Certificate of Formation, Application for Registration of foreign LLC, a copy of the corporate bylaws, Certificate of Incorporation, Foreign Qualification, the stock ledger of the company, and a statement that provides the name and address of the actual custodian of the stock ledger.
As my registered agent, can IncParadise file annual reports or annual lists?
Yes. In the state of Delaware, all domestic and foreign Limited Liability Companies, domestic and foreign corporations, Limited Partnerships, and General Partnerships registered or incorporated in the state are required to file annual reports while corporations are required to file annual reports and pay franchise taxes. As your registered agent Delaware, we can file the annual report Online and on time so that you don’t end up paying a penalty or fine for late submission.
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 Delaware 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 Delaware and submit it with Delaware Division of Corporations. If you are signing up for our registered agent services in Delaware 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 be as long as 2 weeks although there is a 24-hour expedited service available too. Since we have direct access to the Delaware Division of Corporations online submission portal – DCIS – eCorp – Delaware Corporations Information System, we can process most orders within 24 hours.