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Okay, here’s the scoop about getting a registered agent in Florida.

Why do we have registered agents in the first place?

Back in the good old days, you just fought dragons and paid your taxes to the king. Eventually, economies changed, new company structures like corporations and limited liability companies emerged. These various business entities were created to provide tax advantages and protect business owners from liabilities. Companies are furnished stature that is separated from the person or persons who start them. Sadly, it didn’t take long for owners to understand that they could evade litigation by personally hiding from servers of process. So, to get rid of that loophole, most Secretaries of State compel business owners to appoint a “registered agent.”

In a nutshell, who can be a registered agent?

Your Florida registered agent should be a business entity or individual who is a legitimate resident of your state. They ought to be available to accept service of process during regular business hours. Florida registered agents have to furnish a lawful, office address within the state of Florida.

What kind of benefits come from having a registered agent in Florida?

Companies in Florida benefit in numerous ways by selecting a registered agent. Obviously, choosing a resident agent keeps your business entity in conformity to Florida state code. Having as your registered agent, as soon as you are sent any legal notification, service of process, letter or annual report notice – we accept those on your behalf. In minutes, we’re uploading your documents into your customer account. You’ll receive instant notification of any paperwork we scan into your Florida registered agent account. Additionally, we also monitor your Florida annual report due dates and email you reminders with how-to links so you can send in your report ahead of schedule with the State of Florida.

How do I appoint my Florida registered agent?

Typically you would assign your registered agent as part of your company formation paperwork; your articles of organization or articles of incorporation. If you’re just forming your business, we can help you with that. If you already have a resident agent but you’re shopping around for a better fit, we can lend a hand with that too. Of course, whether you’re starting or need to make a change, the best method is to sign up for our Florida registered agent service.