What is a Registered Agent?
A registered agent, or agent for service of process (SOP), provides a legal address within the jurisdiction where legal documents may be served during business hours. It is the registered agent's duty to receive and forward that service of process to the entity's designated contact, usually a company's legal team or representative.
The registered agent also receives official government documents including franchise tax notices and annual report forms. Registered agents may also notify business entities whether or not they are in "good standing."
How To Find a Corporation's Registered Agent.
Most jurisdictions have an online business entity search to find a Registered Agent.
Why Do I Need a Registered Agent?
Most jurisdictions require entities that do business within their borders to designate and maintain a corporate registered agent (also known as a statutory agent or resident agent). Dependable registered agent service is your company’s first and best defense against unwanted legal outcomes, including default judgment. CSC Lawyers Incorporating Service is the registered agent of many corporations doing business in California.