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A registered agent in Georgia is a person or company that accepts legal documents for a business entity, like a limited liability company (LLC) or corporation. If you plan to do business in Georgia or expand an existing business into Georgia, you’re required to appoint a Georgia registered agent. This person or company will accept service of process on behalf of your business, then forward documents to you in a timely manner.
Because of the urgency of these documents, it’s important to appoint a reliable and professional registered agent.
Your registered agent handles your state and legal notices and ensures you receive your documents as quickly as possible. If your documents are held up and you miss a critical deadline, you will be held liable. Your authority to do business in the state may even be revoked. You need a registered agent who is:
Who would you trust with this responsibility? We do this for a living, and what’s more we work out of a building we own here in Atlanta, Georgia. That means we’re always here for you—and all your business needs.
When you form a new business or register to do business in the state of Georgia, you’ll appoint a registered agent by entering their information on your articles (corporation), transmittal form (LLC), or certificate of authority (out-of-state business).
Before completing your registration, select or hire your registered agent. You can hire us for just $25 a year. You can also hire us to form your Georgia LLC or a Georgia corporation for $100 plus state fees, and we’ll put our address throughout your filing to better protect your personal address information.
File an amendment. If you’ve already submitted your annual registration, you can change your registered agent when you file an amended annual registration.
Hire us. We can change your registered agent for you for just $75 ($25 plus a $50 state fee).
A company’s identity is more than just a business name or brand. Business identity includes all the various ways your company interacts with the world, from emailing clients and calling vendors to receiving mail from the Georgia Secretary of State. When you hire Georgia Registered Agent, you automatically get access to our address here in Atlanta, plus much more:
These extra services are included at no extra charge. And if you want a unique mail address for your websites, business cards and more, you can get a unique suite number by upgrading to Deluxe Mail Forwarding, Premium Mail Forwarding, or Virtual Office Service. Hiring us not only allows you to use our address instead of your own, it makes it possible to run a successful business right in the palm of your hand.
Yes. According to Georgia State Law (Georgia Code § 14-2-501 and § 14-11-209), all business entities registered with the state are required to appoint and maintain a registered agent within Georgia. The role of the registered agent was created to ensure that legal notices could be delivered reliably to businesses. Your business formation filing will not be approved by the Georgia Corporations Division Office without a Georgia registered agent.
For businesses registered in the state of Georgia, service of process is the act of delivering legal documents (“process”) to a registered agent. Types of documents that require service of process are: subpoenas, lawsuits, summonses, complaints, and other processes issued by a court of law. Your registered agent is responsible for delivering these documents to you in a timely manner.
When we receive service of process on your behalf, we scan and upload the document to your online account right away. You’ll receive an email at the address we have on file, notifying you that a new document has been added.
While you must always have a registered agent on file with your business, you can change your registered agent at any time. Here’s how:
If you want to change your registered agent on your own, you can do when you file your Georgia Annual Registration or Amended Annual Registration.
We take our job very seriously. Here’s a little bit of what we do for you:
Yes. However, you must be available at your registered office address during normal business hours and be comfortable listing your home address, where you work, and your personal name on your documents. When you hire a registered agent service like ours, your personal information can remain off the public record.
In Georgia, a registered agent can be:
NOTE: You cannot list the name of the company you are forming or registering as its own registered agent
It can be. But if you hire us, we’ll dramatically minimize your exposure.
In Georgia, when you file your Articles of Organization or Articles of Incorporation, you must list the name and address of your Organizer/Incorporator.
If you hire Georgia Registered Agent LLC, however, we will prepare your documents for you. We will act as your Organizer/Incorporator. This will keep your personal information out of the public record. We also will list our registered office address for all addresses required on the corporate registry to keep your home or office address offline.