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Let’s talk a little bit about registered agent service in Oklahoma.

Why are there registered agents in the first place?

Long ago, you just tended the farm and paid your taxes to the king. Eventually, economies changed, new business forms like limited liability companies and corporations emerged. These types of business entities were created to protect business owners from liabilities and provide tax advantages. Business entities are given status that is disconnected from the person or persons who put them together. Unfortunately, it didn’t take very much time for people to figure out that they could evade legal actions by personally hiding out from process servers. So, to close that loophole, most States require business owners to designate a “registered agent.”

Briefly, who can act as a registered agent?

Your Oklahoma statutory agent needs to be a company or individual who is a legal citizen of Oklahoma. A registered agent must be on hand to receive service of process during standard business hours. Oklahoma registered agents have to furnish a lawful, physical address within Oklahoma.

What are the advantages of having a registered agent in Oklahoma?

Companies in Oklahoma benefit in many ways by designating a registered agent. First and foremost, choosing a registered agent keeps your business entity in conformity to state law. With as your registered agent, anytime you are sent any service of process, legal notice, annual report notification or letter – we accept those on your behalf. Momentarily, we’re scanning your files into your client account. You’ll receive instant notice of any files we upload into your client account. Additionally, we also monitor your Oklahoma annual report due dates and email you reminders with how-to links so you can submit your paperwork before it’s due with the Oklahoma Secretary of State.

How do I appoint my registered agent in Oklahoma?

Usually you would assign your resident 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 selected a resident agent but you’re shopping around for a better alternative, we can help you with that too. Of course, whether you’re starting or need to make a change, the easiest way is to sign up for our registered agent service.