Montana Registered Agents
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Registered Agent Service in Montana
Every formal business entity in Montana (LLCs, corporoations, LPs, LLPs, etc.) is required by state law to appoint a registered agent. Montana registered agents accept service of process on behalf of the business to which they’ve been appointed to serve. In lay terms, that means Montana registered agents are who receives notice of a lawsuit when a business entity like an LLC or corporation is sued. That is their primary purpose, but it’s not a Montana registered agent’s only duty. Registered agents in Montana also receive annual reports, tax notifications, and other important mail from the state.
In short, Montana registered agents are a Montana business entity’s official point of contact.
Montana’s Model Registered Agent Act
Montana registered agents’ statutory duties are laid out in the state’s Model Registered Agent Act. Many other states have adopted versions of the act, but with a few select amendments, the Montana Model Registered Agent Act is a statute all its own. The act stipulates that in order to be a registered agent, an individual or company must:
- Have an actual street address or rural route box number in Montana where service of process can be physically delivered. No P.O. boxes or virtual offices. Someone must sign for and accept the service of process.
- Be able during normal business hours to receive service of any process, notice, or demand required or permitted by law to be served on the entity.
- Keep the registered agent’s information on file with the Montana Secretary of State updated.
- Forward any service of process accepted on the behalf of a Montana entity to that entity.
What’s unique to Montana, is that the registered agent is also required by law to forward annual reports to the entity, as well as any other official notice or communication from the state (this isn’t typically a legal requirement).
Montana registered agents can choose to list themselves as a commercial registered agent, however, there is no mandate or requirement that the registered agent do so.
How to Be a Montana Registered Agent
By studying the Montana Registered Agents Act, the following becomes apparent: to be a Montana registered agent, the primary requirement is that you have a physical address where you can accept service of process on behalf of a business entity. Additionally, Montana registered agents must also forward any notice, demand, or service of process accepted on behalf of a business entity to that business entity. To be a registered agent in Montana, you must be available during regular business hours at the registered office, as designated on state filings.
Montana Registered Agent Service Overview
When you hire Registered Agents Inc. for Montana registered agent service, or in any other Rocky Mountain state, we’ll do more than just fulfill our basic registered agent duties, as prescribed by the state.
Whether you hire us for your own company or for your clients’ companies, each registered agent service order includes:
- A Secure, Online Account
When we receive any notification or service of process on behalf of a business entity in Montana, we’ll scan an upload the document from our local office to the client’s online account. Clients are able track and view every notification and reminder we’ve ever sent them in their online account, which they can access from anywhere they have an internet connection.
- Immediate Alerts
Unlike other national registered agent providers, we don’t forward documents to scanning hubs where documents are then scanned and uploaded. We scan and upload from the office where we received a client’s documents. That saves time (scans sent minutes after we receive a document), reduces errors (we leave no document behind), and ensures the client knows the accurate status of their business (if your business is named in a lawsuit , you’ll know as soon as we do).
- Intuitive Technology
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 a easy-to-use and efficient notification system that will leave no client in the dark.
- A National Network
As a national registered agent, every client account includes access to every Montana form a business may need to file. Also, if a client needs to add coverage in a new state, we have them covered.
- Smart Customer Service
Any client that requires help will be able to talk to our skilled and knowledgeable customer service agents. We strive to be the best in the business.
How to Change Registered Agents in Montana
Changing registered agents in Montana is almost as simple as it is inexpensive. To change your Montana registered agent, complete the Statement of Change of Registered Agent form and file it with the Montana Secretary of State. You’ll need to include the following information:
- Business name
- Current registered agent name and address
- New registered agent name and address
- Registered agent consent signature
- Filer’s name and signature
The form is free to file with the secretary of state, however, if you want to expedite the filing you can include a $20 fee for 24 hour filing, or $100 for a 1 hour filing. If no expedite fee is included, the filing will likely take a few days to process.
Why Montana Registered Agents are Important
Montana registered agents are responsible for receiving and forwarding some of a business entity’s most private documents. Some business owners might consider Montana’s registered agent requirement a nuisance, but at Registered Agents Inc. we take our responsibility serious and do our best to make a statutory requirement an invaluable service.
With every Registered Agents Inc. order in Montana, each client will sensational registered agent service in Montana. This is why clients choose us:
We’re one of the largest registered agent service providers in Montana. Registered agent service is our business—every day, all day.
Through high-class design and experience, we have been able to eliminate errors from our systems. Your documents will not be lost and you will know when we accept any communication on your company’s behalf.
We scan your legal documents to you in real time from our Montana registered office. If you hire us for service in another state, we’ll scan and upload document from our registered office in that state. We’re everywhere your business needs us to be.
- 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.