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Pennsylvania Registered Office Requirements

Most states require business entities to designate a “registered agent” which is an individual or business who accepts service of process on behalf of the business entity. Pennsylvania is different in that PA statutes only mention a “registered office” which is a physical address in Pennsylvania where such service of process may be delivered. When you combine the registered office requirement with the fact that Pennsylvania keeps a list of “Commercial Registered Office Providers” and you have a system that is the functional equivalent to the registered agent requirement in other states.

What is a Pennsylvania Registered Office or CROP?

When you file with the PA Department of State, you must list either a registered office address or the name of a Commercial Registered Office Provider (CROP). The registered office is just a physical address. The CROP is a person or entity designated by a company to receive official communications on its behalf. Most Pennsylvania registered agents are companies registered as commercial registered agents in the business of being a registered agent. If you do not have a suitable registered office (physical address) in Pennsylvania, then that is when you would hire and list a CROP.

Registered Agents Inc. is a CROP registered with the PA Department of State.

Why You Need a Pennsylvania Registered Office

You need to know when someone notifies you of a lawsuit. When you create a corporation or LLC, you are creating an entity without the ability to communicate on its own. A Commercial Registered Office Provider in Pennsylvania accepts communication on behalf of a Pennsylvania business entity and ensures those responsible for the entity are made aware of the notice or service of process the agent has received on entity’s behalf.

The requirement to designate a Pennsylvania registered office or CROP may seem like an inconvenience, but you’re forming a company; a company that people might have problems with and may get sued someday. It’s important to have a reliable way to be notified when someone needs to contact you with a legal problem or tax notice. That’s why Pennsylvania registered offices are important.

Change Your Pennsylvania Registered Office/CROP

Changing your registered office or Commercial Registered Office Provider in Pennsylvania is easy, especially if you file online. If you prefer, you may file the Change of Registered Office form by mail, fax, or in person. The filing fee is $5. The change of registered agent takes a week for the secretary of state to process, unless you pay extra for expedited service.

How to Become a Registered Office Provider in Pennsylvania

The main requirement is that you have a physical address in Pennsylvania where you can accept physical deliveries from process servers. That means you must have an actual address—not a virtual office or P.O. box—where you’ll be available to receive service of process during normal business hours. If you meet those qualifications, then you could use your own office in Pennsylvania as the registered office.

Why use Registered Agents Inc. in Pennsylvania?

  1. Experience
    We’re one of the largest registered agent service providers in Pennsylvania. This is what we do—every day, all day.
  2. Reliability
    We handle service of process every day. Through high-class design and experience, we have been able to eliminate errors from our systems.
  3. Speed
    We scan your legal documents to you in real time from our registered office in Pennsylvania.
  4. Quality Address
    Our addresses are commercial offices focused purely on registered agent service.
  5. Quality Service
    We may not be the cheapest, but we are and will always be the premium choice.

Whether you’ve just formed your first company or are seeking a high-end registered agent to provide service to vast numbers of Pennsylvania businesses, Registered Agents Inc. is the right choice. As your Pennsylvania registered agent, we will notify you in real time when we receive any legal documents on behalf of your company or your clients company. No one does Pennsylvania registered agent service better than Registered Agents Inc.

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