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Let’s talk a little bit about why you need a registered agent in Maine.

Explain it to me; what is a registered agent?

A registered agent, otherwise known as a statutory agent, is a business located in Maine who is responsible for accepting legal documents for you. Your registered agent must be present and available during normal business hours.

In a nutshell, who can perform the duties of a registered agent?

Your Maine registered agent needs to be a company or individual who is a lawful resident of your state. A registered agent should be present to accept legal documents during standard business hours. Registered agents in Maine have to provide a lawful, physical address within Maine.

How does my business benefit from having a registered agent in Maine?

Maine businesses benefit in several ways by designating a registered agent. First and foremost, designating a resident agent keeps your business entity in conformity to state law. With as your Maine 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. Momentarily, we’re uploading your files into your online account. You’ll get an instant notification of any files we scan into your registered agent account. In addition, we also monitor your Maine annual report deadlines and email you reminders with how-to links so you can complete your paperwork ahead of schedule with the Maine Secretary of State.

What if I fail to maintain or don’t have a registered agent for my business?

There can be ramifications for failing to maintain your registered agent in Maine. Penalties may or may not be assessed. The State of Maine may revoke your corporate or LLC legal status if you don’t maintain your registered agent.