Iowa Registered Agents
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Iowa Registered Agent Service
What is an Iowa Registered Agent?
Registered agents in Iowa are tasked with the duty of receiving and accepting all service of process and official notifications on a business’ behalf. Corporations and LLCs in Iowa are required by law to have a registered agent. Iowa registered agents serve as a business’ main point of contact with the world. If an LLC or corporation in Iowa is sued, the Iowa registered agent will be served with the legal paperwork (service of process). Registered Agents Inc. believes Iowa registered agents serve a vital role in every business registered in the state, and we are dedicated to providing the best service possible.
Iowa Registered Agent Requirements
Iowa’s statutes hold registered agents operating in the states accountable for only the most basic of services. An Iowa registered agent’s duties are outlined below:
- Have a Physical Address
Registered agents must have a registered office in Iowa. This registered office can be any type of physical residence where mail and service of process can be delivered and accepted in person. A home, business, or office suite number will all suffice as an adequate registered office address. P.O. boxes and virtual offices are unacceptable.
- Be Available
The registered agent’s business address must be the same as the registered office address – meaning the registered agent in Iowa must be generally available to accept service of process during regular business hours.
- Accept Service of Process
The primary duty of all registered agents in Iowa is to accept service of process on behalf of the business to which the agent has been appointed. The registered agent must accept service from a process server and forward the documents the agent has received to the individuals in charge of the business entity involved in the lawsuit.
- Receive Official Notices
During their tenure as an Iowa business’ registered agent, agents will receive other important documents like tax notifications and annual report reminders on behalf of the business entity they serve and must be capable of forwarding those legal documents as well.
Unlike registered agents in higher profile states like Delaware and Wyoming, Iowa registered agents are not required to keep communication contact information on file.
Iowa does not have any commercial registered agent requirements requirement. As far as Iowa statutes are concerned, an individual serving a registered agent for one business is equal to a company serving as a registered agent for thousands of businesses.
Iowa Registered Agent Service Overview
When you hire Registered Agents Inc. for registered agent service in Iowa, or in any other state, you’ll receive much more than the fulfillment of our statutory duties.
Whether you’re hiring us as a registered agent for your own company or your clients’ companies, each registered agent order includes:
- A Secure, Online Account
When we receive any notification on behalf of an Iowa business for which we have been hired to serve as registered agent, we’ll scan an upload the document from our local office to the client’s online account. There, the client can track and view every notification and reminder we’ve ever sent them.
- Fast Notification
Why are we so fast? Unlike other national registered agent providers, we don’t forward documents to a scanning hub where they are then scanned and uploaded. We scan and upload from the office where we received a client’s documents. This saves time, reduces errors, and ensures the client knows the accurate status of their business.
- Intuitive Design
Clients will not need a webinar or in-house consultation to use registered agent notification system. Through years of modifications and high-level design, we’ve created an easy-to-use and efficient notification system that will leave no client in the dark.
- A Vast Network
As a reliable, national registered agent, every client account includes a seamless extension that provides access to every state form a business might need to file. Plus, if a client needs to add coverage in a new state, we have them covered.
- Supreme Service
Any client that requires help will get it. Our customer service agents are skilled and knowledgeable. We strive to be the best in the business.
How to Change Iowa Registered Agents
Changing registered agents in Iowa is a fast and simple process.
- Hire a new registered agent in Iowa
- Complete the Iowa Statement of Change of Registered Agent and/or Registered Office form
- There is no fee to file the change of agent form.
The state form is fairly simple. You’ll need to list the following:
- Business name
- Current registered office address
- New registered office address
- Name of current registered agent
- Name and email of new registered agent
- Registered agent signature
- Signature of filer
The Statement of Change cannot be filed online. It will take the Iowa Secretary of State about 2 days to process the filing.
Becoming an Iowa Registered Agent
The requirements for becoming a registered agent are fairly simple:
- You must have an Iowa address where you can physically receive and accept service of process.
- You must be available during normal business hours to receive service of process.
- You must be able to forward service of process accepted on behalf of a business to the designated business.
Those are the basic registered agent qualifications in Iowa.
The Importance of Registered Agents in Iowa
An Iowa registered agent will be responsible for handling a business’ most private legal documents, and for ensuring that business is aware of any pending lawsuits against it.
Registered Agents Inc. holds its responsibilities to your business in the highest of regards. If you’re searching for a registered agent for your business or for your clients’ businesses, these are the reasons why you should choose Registered Agents Inc.:
We’re one of the largest registered agent service providers in Iowa. Registered agent service is what we provide—every day, all day.
Through high-class design and experience, we have been able to eliminate errors from our systems.
We scan your legal documents to you in real time from our registered office in Iowa.
- Quality Address
Our addresses are commercial offices focused purely on registered agent service.
- Quality Service
Our prices will always be competitive and Registered Agents Inc. is and will always be the premium choice.
Registered Agents Inc. provides premium registered agent service in Iowa. Whether you’re expanding your business or just getting started, Registered Agents Inc. will help your business stay in good standing. All clients receive secure, online accounts, fast filings, and real-time document notification and uploads.