Illinois Registered Agents

Illinois Registered Agent Services

Overview

Under Illinois law, every business entity formed or registered with the Secretary of State must designate and continuously maintain a registered agent and registered office.

What Illinois Registered Agents Do:

Every Illinois registered agent must maintain a physical address in Illinois, known as the registered office address. This is where the registered agent receives service of process and official documents on behalf of the business.

The Illinois registered agent is the point of contact between the state and your business. When you have been sued or the state sends you some legal notice, the registered agent is responsible for making sure you get that information, fast. Registered Agents Inc. takes this responsibility as your Illinois registered agent seriously. Whether you are obtaining our Illinois registered agent services for your business or for your clients, each of our accounts is handled with equal amounts of regard, security, and care.

Our Illinois registered agent accounts include:

  1. Reliability
    We have perfected our notification system through years of testing, experience and service. Registered Agents Inc. knows how important it is that you receive your documents. We have the experience and systems in place to make sure that happens.
  2. Instant Notifications
    Within minutes of receiving any notification or service of process on a client’s behalf, Registered Agents Inc. will scan and upload the document to the clients account from our Illinois office. We never forward your documents to a hub so we never risk losing documents in the shuffle.
  3. Secure Account
    Each business that secures Registered Agents Inc. as their Illinois registered agent will receive an online account secured by high-level encryption.
  4. Local Illinois Registered Office
    We have an actual office in Illinois. We receive all your documents there and scan them so you can view them in your account immediately.
  5. Premium Service at a Low Price
    Registered Agents Inc. is the top choice for a premium Illinois registered agent service at a low price most of our competitors won’t dare match.

Why Illinois Registered Agents are Important:

Having a registered agent with a physical address is key to doing business in any given state. The state expects that when you do business there, you will have a reliable address where someone can deliver a lawsuit, tax notification, or other highly sensitive mail for your Illinois LLC or corporation. Having an Illinois registered agent you trust also benefits you. If your Illinois registered agent is incompetent or inefficient at delivering notifications to you, lawsuits can proceed and default judgments could be made against your business without you ever knowing it. That’s why retaining the services of a highly qualified registered agent like Registered Agents Inc. really matters.

Registered Agents Inc. has also created a service that is more than the fulfillment of a statutory requirement—we can make managing your business easier.

For every Illinois client, we provide:

  • Annual Report Reminders
  • A Reduction in Paperwork
  • Easy Access to State Forms
  • Knowledgeable Customer Service Representatives
  • Access to Registered Agent Service in Every State

How to Change your Illinois Registered Agent

If you want to change your Illinois registered agent you just file with the state. Our clients have access to helpful Illinois forms and filing tips in the online account after sign up.

  1. Acquire a New Illinois Registered Agent
    You should hire your new Illinois Registered Agent first.
  2. Complete the Illinois Change of Agent form 
    Once you’ve selected your new Illinois registered agent, you may complete the state’s Statement of Change of Registered Agent and/or Office by Entity form and submit it to the Illinois Secretary of State by mail or in person. You also have the option to file the change of agent online.
  3. Pay the Filing Fee
    The Secretary of State charges a $25 fee to file the change of registered agent form in Illinois. Online filings are expedited for a total fee of $77 for corporations or $75 for LLCs.

Expedited are typically completed within 24 hours following receipt by the Secretary of State. Non-expedited filings are processed by the state in seven to ten days.

Illinois Registered Agent Requirements

To become an Illinois registered agent you must be either an individual who is a resident of Illinois or a domestic or foreign entity that is registered to do business in Illinois. An Illinois registered agent must also maintain a street address (registered office) in Illinois, where you can accept and sign for service of process and official mail during normal business hours. A mail box or phone service is not sufficient. The registered agent is required to physically be at an address Illinois, ready to accept notifications and service of process throughout the working day.

Registered Agents Inc. is the nation’s premier provider of Illinois registered agent service. Whether you’re a law firm seeking high-end registered agent service for your clients, or small business seeking the ability to expand or launch a company in Illinois, Registered Agents Inc. is the right registered agent for you