North Carolina Registered Agents
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What is a North Carolina Registered Agent?
Registered agents in North Carolina are tasked with the duty of receiving and accepting all service of process and official notifications on a business’ behalf. Every corporation, LLC, LP and LLP in North Carolina are required by law to have a registered agent. North Carolina registered agents serve as a business’ main point of contact with the world. If an LLC or corporation in North Carolina is sued, the North Carolina registered agent will be served with the legal paperwork (service of process). For these reasons, Registered Agents Inc. believes North Carolina registered agents serve a vital role in every business registered in the state, and we are dedicated to providing the best service possible.
North Carolina Registered Agent Requirements
North Carolina’s statutes hold registered agents operating in the states accountable for only the most basic of services. A registered agent may be an individual who is a resident of North Carolina or a corporation or LLC authorized to do business in North Carolina. A North Carolina registered agent’s duties are outlined below:
- Have a Physical Address
Registered agents must have a registered office in North Carolina. 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.
- Accept Service of Process
The primary duty of all registered agents in North Carolina 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.
Unlike registered agents in higher profile states like Delaware and Wyoming, North Carolina registered agents are not required to keep communication contact information on file.
North Carolina does not have any commercial registered agent requirements requirement. As far as North Carolina 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.
North Carolina Registered Agent Service Overview
When you hire Registered Agents Inc. for registered agent service in North Carolina, 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 a North Carolina 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 North Carolina Registered Agents
Changing registered agents in North Carolina is a fast and simple process, especially if you file online.
- Hire a new registered agent in North Carolina
- Complete the North Carolina Statement of Change by mail, in person, or online
- Pay the $5 filing fee
The statement of change form is fairly simple. You’ll need to list the following:
- Business name
- Type of entity
- Current registered office address
- New registered office address
- Name of current registered agent
- Name of new registered agent
- Registered agent signature/consent
- Signature of filer
It will take the North Carolina Secretary of State seven to ten business days to process the filing if you file by mail. Online filings are processed in three to five business days.
Becoming a North Carolina Registered Agent
The requirements for becoming a registered agent are fairly simple:
- You must have a North Carolina address where you can physically receive and accept 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 North Carolina.
The Importance of Registered Agents in North Carolina
A North Carolina 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 North Carolina. 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 North Carolina.
- 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 North Carolina. 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.