Delaware Registered Agent Services
Are you incorporating your business in Delaware? If so, you are going to need a Delaware Registered Agent. State laws require business entities, like corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs), to have a registered agent address located in the state of Delaware.
You might be unfamiliar with the term “registered agent” and wonder, What is a Delaware Registered Agent, exactly? Your Delaware Registered Agent plays an important role in forming and maintaining your Delaware LLC or corporation.
What Is A Delaware Registered Agent?
Every LLC and corporation in Delaware is required to have a Delaware Registered Agent. A Delaware Registered Agent represents your company in Delaware and receives important legal documents and notices on the company’s behalf. These legal documents are called “service of process” notices.
A Delaware Registered Agent needs to forward service of process documents to you in a timely manner so that your company can avoid fines, penalties, or legal judgments.
Your company’s Delaware Registered Agent should be your ally for helping keep your Delaware LLC or corporation compliant with state laws and regulations.
What Does a Delaware Registered Agent Do?
The primary role of a Delaware Registered Agent is to receive certain legal documents on behalf of a business entity. These documents are called “service of process” notices or demands. These types of documents include:
- Subpoenas; and,
- Court notices.
Your Delaware Registered Agent is also responsible for forwarding you specific state tax notices. Your Delaware Registered Agent has a duty to forward the Delaware Annual Franchise Tax notice.
What are the Delaware Registered Agent Requirements?
A Delaware Registered Agent needs to meet two requirements:
- Have a physical address in Delaware; and,
- Be available during business hours.
State laws require a Delaware Registered Agent to have a physical mailing address (not a P.O. box) in the State of Delaware. The registered agent should be available at the address between 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M, Monday through Friday to receive any legal service of process.
Delaware law requires every LLC and corporation in Delaware to name a Delaware Registered Agent. If you live in Delaware, and have a physical mailing address, you can be your company’s own registered agent. However, if you do not have a Delaware address, you will need to hire a Delaware Registered Agent service.
What If I Don’t Have a Registered Agent?
Delaware LLCs and corporations need to have a Delaware Registered Agent address listed in the state’s public database at all times. The Delaware Secretary of State’s office will cancel a LLC or corporation if the company does not have a registered agent.
Why Trust IncNow As Your Delaware Registered Agent?
IncNow has been providing affordable and reliable registered agent services in Delaware for 50 years. As a family owned and attorney operated business, IncNow is smart enough to help and small enough to care.
Here are the top reasons why over 20,000 businesses choose IncNow to be their Delaware Registered Agent:
IncNow has a staff of highly trained “incorporation specialists” who are able to assist with compliance questions you may have.
IncNow makes it easy to manage your business entities. As one of the most technologically advanced registered agent services in Delaware, IncNow provides their customers with tools to help them keep their companies in Good Standing with the state.
For example, IncNow’s innovative Customer Portal lets you easily manage your companies and keep track of important dates.
As a certified Delaware Commercial Registered Agent, IncNow keeps your information safe and secure. Delaware Commercial Registered Agents are held to a higher standard than other registered agent services providers.
IncNow offers all of its customers one no-hassle price for Delaware Registered Agent services. No hidden fees or additional charges.
How to Change Your Delaware Registered Agent
IncNow is happy to help you change your company’s Delaware Registered Agent if you are unhappy with your current agent.
Changing your Delaware Registered Agent is a simple process. To change your company’s Registered Agent, all you need to do is let us file a Change of Agent form with the Delaware Secretary of State’s office.
Why Use a Delaware Registered Agent Service?
There are benefits to hiring a Delaware Registered Agent service for your business even if you live in Delaware. Here are some of the top reasons why you may want to avoid being your own company’s registered agent.
You do not want your home address listed online:
The name and address of every Delaware LLC or Delaware corporation’s Registered Agent is public information. Your company’s registered address needs to be submitted to the Delaware Secretary of State’s office. The registered agent information for every Delaware LLC and corporation can be found on the state’s public database at corp.delaware.gov.
You are not available Monday through Friday, from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. :
A Delaware Registered Agent needs to be available at its stated address during business hours to receive legal service of process. If you are the Registered Agent for your Delaware company, you risk missing important legal documents delivered in person if you are away from home. These documents often require urgent responses.
You do not want to manage legal documents and tax deadlines:
IncNow has electronic systems to keep track of any legal documents served to your company. They also provide you with paper and email notices about important state tax deadlines.
Update Your Contact Information With IncNow
Your Delaware Registered Agent needs to have the correct mailing address of a contact person for your company.
If you need to update your contact information with IncNow please send an email to email@example.com. You can also update your contact information at the time you make your annual Registered Agent Fee payment. We look forward to working with you.
Delaware Registered Agent: Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to your top questions about Delaware Registered Agents and IncNow’s registered agent services.
- How Much Does IncNow’s Delaware Registered Agent Service Cost?
IncNow’s Delaware Registered Agent costs $90 for the first calendar year. The cost to renew registered agent services is $109 per year.
When you order one of IncNow’s Delaware LLC or Delaware corporation packages, you get Delaware Registered Agent services included for the rest of the calendar year. If you form your company after July 1st, you get extended Registered Agent services, up to 18 months, included.
- Does IncNow Offer Mailing Forwarding Services?
IncNow does not provide commercial mail forwarding services.
As a Delaware Registered Agent, IncNow will forward specific types of legal documents, called “service of process”, and state tax notices. Examples of mail that IncNow will forward include;
- Legal documents (like lawsuits);
- Certified Mail addressed to your company;
- Government mail from the Secretary of State’s office.
- Do I Need an Office or Bank Account in Delaware for my Company?
No, you do not need to have an office or bank account in Delaware to form a Delaware LLC or corporation.
If you want to register a Delaware company, but do not live in Delaware, the only thing you need to do is hire a Delaware Registered Agent.
- How Do I Change My Delaware Registered Agent?
Changing your company’s registered agent in Delaware is a simple process. Changing agents requires submitting a Change of Agent form to the Delaware Secretary of State’s office.
An IncNow team member can help you complete a Change of Agent form and name IncNow as your company’s Delaware Registered Agent.