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Here’s the low-down about why you need a registered agent in South Dakota.

Define a registered agent?

A registered agent, otherwise called a statutory agent, is a company located in South Dakota who is responsible for receiving legal notices on your behalf. Your registered agent must be present and available during typical business hours.

Are there any restrictions or requirements I should know about my registered agent?

There are few restrictions concerning who can act as a registered agent here in South Dakota. In particular, the entity or person acting as your resident agent must be located and available at an official street address within South Dakota during normal business hours. Your Registered Agent will be responsible to accept all tax-related and legal documents, annual report forms, litigation (service of process) documents, etc., on your behalf. It is critical that you choose a reputable company, like [site name] when you’re choosing your South Dakota registered agent.

What are the advantages of having an South Dakota registered agent?

Companies in South Dakota benefit in many ways by appointing a registered agent. First and foremost, designating a resident agent keeps your business in compliance with state law. With registered-agent.net as your South Dakota registered agent, as soon as you receive any service of process, legal notice, letter or annual report notice – we accept those on your behalf. Momentarily, we’re scanning your documents into your client account. You’ll get an instant notification of any documents we upload into your client account. Additionally, we also monitor your South Dakota filing due dates and email you reminders with how-to links so you can complete your paperwork ahead of schedule with the South Dakota Secretary of State.

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

Yes, there can be repercussions for failing to maintain your registered agent in South Dakota. Fees may or may not be assessed. South Dakota may revoke your corporate or LLC legal status if you don’t maintain your registered agent.