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Okay, here’s the scoop about why you need a registered agent in Ohio.

Why do we have registered agents in the first place?

Back in the good old days, you just fought dragons and paid tribute to the king. Eventually, economies evolved, new company structures like limited liability companies and corporations emerged. These types of business structures were created to provide tax advantages and protect business owners from liabilities. Business entities are afforded standing that is separated from the people who put them together. Unfortunately, it didn’t take very much time for people to understand that they could dodge legal actions by personally hiding from process servers. So, to close that loophole, most jurisdictions compel companies to appoint a “registered agent.”

In a nutshell, who can be a registered agent?

Your Ohio statutory agent should be a business entity or individual who is a legal resident of the state. They must be on hand to receive service of process during normal business hours. Registered agents in Ohio have to provide a lawful, office address within the state.

How can having a registered agent assist my company?

Most importantly, appointing a registered agent keeps your company in conformity to Ohio state law. Furthermore, we accept and scan any service of process, legal notice, letter, or annual report received into your online account locally here in Ohio. You receive instant notification of any notices scanned into your Ohio registered agent customer account.

As an additional Ohio registered agent service, we also monitor your State annual report due date and forward you prompts with how-to links to submit your report before your due date with the Secretary of State.

Why should I have a registered agent?

In Ohio, every company is required to pick a resident agent. Additionally, Ohio requires an official physical address on file where the agent can be reached during standard business hours. Incorporating a new business venture in Ohio can be a awkward process. It’s critical that you complete an array of legal documents and forms. At [site name], we can aid your business by taking care of your resident agent services.