A registered agent can be either an individual or an organization that is appointed by an LLC to handle a wide variety of responsibilities. An LLC registered agent is the point of contact for legal notices, receives service of process, and handles government correspondence and documents that demonstrate an LLC has complied with all state and federal regulations.
Most states require LLCs to designate an individual or organization to be the registered agent for the LLC. After you choose the LLC business structure, you then have to add a registered agent to the Articles of Organization that you file with your state’s Secretary of state.
Cloud Peak Law Group can act as your Wyoming LLC registered agent.
What Purpose Does an
LLC Registered Agent Serve?
In addition to facilitating all printed and digital correspondence sent to your LLC, a registered agent also ensures your LLC follows regulatory compliance measures, such as filing annual reports and informing you about legal notices. LLC registered agents act as the link between an LLC and government agencies to ensure the LLC takes appropriate legal action and resolves potential business issues before deadlines.
If you have an LLC, you can expect a registered agent to handle the following documents:
- Tax forms
- Legal documents
- Government paperwork
- Service of process
Designating an LLC Registered Agent
You can name yourself as your LLC’s registered agent or you can select someone that you trust to assume the role. The person that you choose as a registered agent must meet the following legal guidelines.
- At least 18 years old
- Provides physical address in the state where the business operates
- Available for contact during normal business hours
Working with a Registered Agent Service
Designating a professional registered agent service to handle all legal documents and communications with government agencies delivers several advantages that you do not get when you hire an individual or assume the role of registered agent yourself.
- Full compliance with government regulations
- More time to operate your business
- Privacy on legal and financial matters
- Peace of mind
Full compliance with government regulations includes a registered agent collecting and organizing the copies of all your company documents. This protects you against losing your vital legal and financial documents because of theft, natural disaster, or any other type of unexpected loss.
How to Choose the Best
LLC Registered Agent Service
While hiring a highly-rated, third-party LLC registered agent generates several advantages, how do you choose a company to represent the best interest of your LLC? The first order of business is to confirm that any company under consideration has a physical office in the state where you conduct business. Then, you should review other factors that determine the best LLC registered agent service.
A dependable registered agent service makes one of its employees available during normal business hours to address issues and answer your questions. You want to interact with a person, not a bot. The interaction can take place over the phone, via text messages, or on an online communication platform such as Skype or Zoom.
Timely Compliance Management
The primary reason to hire a registered agent service for your LLC is to file all legal paperwork before government-mandated deadlines. Failing to meet just one deadline can cost your LLC money and the time spent correcting the mistake.
An LLC registered agent service should scan all your legal and financial documents, which allows you to upload the scanned files to your online business account. Storing scanned documents on a server operated by your LLC boosts your company’s privacy.
If you plan to conduct business outside of the state where you formed your LLC, a registered agent service can make that happen by handling all the legal requirements imposed by each state. Reach out to Cloud Peak Law Group to learn more.