West Virginia Registered Agents
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What is a West Virginia Registered Agent?
Registered agents in West Virginia, also referred to in WV state statutes as agents for service of process, are responsible for accepting all service of process and official notifications on a business’ behalf. West Virginia registered agents serve as a business’s main point of contact with the state. If your LLC or corporation in West Virginia is sued, your West Virginia registered agent will be served with the legal paperwork (service of process). When the state mails an annual report reminder, the reminder is mailed to the registered agent. For these reasons, Registered Agents Inc. believes West Virginia registered agents serve a vital role in every business registered in the state, and we are dedicated to providing the best service possible.
Requirements for West Virginia Registered Agents
West Virginia’s statutes hold registered agents operating in the states accountable for only the most basic of services. A West Virginia registered agent’s duties are outlined below:
- Maintain a WV Physical Address
Registered agents must have a registered office in West Virginia. This registered office can be any type of physical business address where mail and service of process can be delivered and accepted in person. A business or office suite number will work as an adequate registered office address. P.O. boxes and virtual offices are unacceptable.
- Be Available
A registered agent in West Virginia should be available to accept service of process during regular business hours (9 am to 5 pm).
- Accept Service of Process
The primary duty of all registered agents in West Virginia is to accept service of process on behalf of the businesses they serve. The registered agent must accept service from a process server and forward the legal documents to the business entity involved in the lawsuit.
- Receive Official Notices
West Virginia registered agents also 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.
West Virginia registered agents (unlike those in Delaware or Wyoming) are not required to keep communication contact information on file.
West Virginia also does not have any commercial registered agent requirements. West Virginia statutes treat an individual serving as a registered agent for one business the same as a company serving as a registered agent for thousands of businesses.
Overview of our Registered Agent Service in West Virginia
When you hire Registered Agents Inc. for registered agent service in West Virginia, or in any other state, we go way beyond what the state requires.
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 West Virginia 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. From there, clients can track and view every notification and reminder we’ve ever sent them.
- Real-Time 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 real-time status of their business.
- User-Friendly Design
Clients will not need a webinar or in-house consultation to use our registered agent notification system. Through years’ worth of modifications and high-level design, we’ve created a easy-to-use and efficient notification system that won’t leave clients confused.
- A National Network
As a reputable national registered agent, we provide every client with an account that 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 that option readily available.
- Dedicated Service
Any client that requires help will get individual attention and guidance. Our customer service agents are skilled and knowledgeable. We aim to be the best in the business.
How to Change Your West Virginia Registered Agent
Changing registered agents in West Virginia is a fast and simple process.
- Hire a new registered agent in West Virginia.
- Complete the West Virginia Application to Appoint or Change Process, Officers and/or Addresses form
- Pay the $10 filing fee
The state form is fairly simple. You’ll need to provide the following:
- Business name and type
- Business Principal Office
- Registered office mailing address or description of physical location
- Name of old registered agent
- Name of new registered agent
- Signature of new agent granting consent
- Filer signature
The Application to Change can be also be filed online.
How to Become a West Virginia Registered Agent
The requirements for becoming a registered agent are fairly simple:
- You must have a West Virginia 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 West Virginia.
The Importance of West Virginia Registered Agents
A West Virginia registered agent will be responsible for handling a business’s most private legal documents, and for ensuring that business is aware of any pending lawsuits against it.
Registered Agents Inc. takes its responsibilities to your business very seriously. If you’re looking for a reliable registered agent for your business or for your clients’ businesses, here’s why you should choose Registered Agents Inc.:
- Proven Experience
We’re one of the largest registered agent service providers in West Virginia. Registered agent service is what we provide—every day, all day.
- Reliable Navigation
Through high-class design and experience, we have been able to eliminate errors from our systems.
- Speedy Scanning
We scan your legal documents to you in real time from our registered office in West Virginia.
- Commercial Address
Our addresses are commercial offices focused purely on registered agent service.
- Expert Service
Our prices will always be competitive, and Registered Agents Inc. is and will always be the premium choice.