What is statutory representation, and how does it affect my business?
Statutory representation refers to the mandate imposed by states requiring all corporations and LLC’s to use a state registered agent, sometimes referred to as a statutory agent or resident agent, to receive legal correspondence on their behalf.
Business owners are free to act as their own registered agent for purposes of statutory representation. However, the main reason the vast majority of companies hire outside consultants is because they understand the dire consequences of not promptly responding to service of process documentation.
State governments have a reputation for sternly enforcing correspondence deadlines; courts will rarely waive penalties for a failure to respond, regardless of the reason a business may have for the delay.
What are a registered agent’s statutory representation duties?
Despite the variation in state specific regulations concerning what a registered agent is authorized to do, the common official requirements include accepting tax notices, annual report forms, business license renewals, and other service of process.
Whether you are running a small local company or a national corporation with offices in multiple states, you need adequate statutory representation. CSC® has provided statutory representation for hundreds of thousands of businesses throughout the world for over a century.
To safeguard your corporate legal interests, let CSC be your registered agent of choice for statutory representation! To speak to a CSC professional, please fill out the form to the right. An agent will be in contact with you shortly to answer any questions you have.