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Serving as the intermediary between a corporate entity and the state is a critical responsibility that directly contributes to the smooth and compliant operation of a business.

CSC's Registered Agent service gives you absolute control over the handling of critical communications from government agencies in each jurisdiction and expert handling of service of process (SOP) management activities, eliminating unnecessary legal outcomes. You can depend on us to keep complete records of all your entity transaction history and service of process data and documents with the accuracy and security you deserve.

Reliability you can count on

We offer same-day scanning and electronic delivery of SOP documents with online tracking and proof of delivery.

Efficient technology solutions

We electronically route SOP documents directly to the appropriate recipients, as determined by type of service entity served, jurisdiction, and other complex distribution criteria.

Highest level of data security

We maintain all applications and data on CSC servers, networks, and data storage systems located within world-class, ISO 27001-certified hosting facilities. Independent third-party auditors perform SOC 2® Type II assessments of these facilities annually.


CSC's comprehensive Registered Agent services, offers:

  • Same-day scanning, compressing, and delivery of SOP.

  • U.S.-based CSC employees review, index, and process all SOP centrally; CSC does not offshore or relegate decisions about SOP to non-CSC employees or consultants

  • Consolidated entity information in one key account

  • Customized service and support to meet the specific needs of your team

CSC can serve as a registered agent in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and key international jurisdictions. Find out about CSC Registered Agent services in your state and beyond.

CSC can serve as your agent to receive SOP in a jurisdiction as a condition to registrations, licensing, or regulatory filings with agencies other than the secretary of state (or equivalent offices where business entity documents are filed).

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CSC can act as your agent, sometimes called a contract agent, for a private agreement such as a loan guarantee or indenture. Establishing a process agent can be especially important for cross-border agreements.

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A registered agent, statutory agent, or agent for service of process provides a physical legal address within the jurisdiction where legal documents may be served during business hours. It's the registered agent's duty to receive and forward those documents to the entity's designated contacts, usually a company's legal team or representative.

The registered agent also receives official government documents, such as franchise tax notices and annual report forms. Registered agents may also notify business entities whether or not they are in “good standing.”

Most jurisdictions require entities that do business within their borders to designate and maintain a corporate registered agent. Dependable registered agent service is your company's first defense against unwanted legal outcomes, including default judgment.

Yes, in some cases an organization may act as their own registered agent. But for convenience, dependability, and efficiency, most choose to retain a third party, such as CSC, to serve as their registered agent.

Find out how to choose a qualified registered agent.

Statutory representation refers to the mandate imposed by states requiring all corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) 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 may act as their own registered agent for purposes of statutory representation, but that often means providing an individual's name. Most companies hire outside consultants to avoid the dire consequences of not promptly responding to SOP documentation. State governments enforce correspondence deadlines very strictly; courts rarely waive penalties for a failure to respond, regardless of the reason for the delay.

State-specific regulations vary when it comes to what a registered agent is authorized to do. But the common official requirements include accepting tax notices, annual report forms, business license renewals, and service of process.

Whether you're running a small local company or a national enterprise with offices in multiple states, you need dependable statutory representation. CSC has provided statutory representation for hundreds of thousands of businesses throughout the world for more than a century.

To safeguard your corporate legal interests, choose CSC as your registered agent for statutory representation.

If you have entities outside the U.S., you need something called a corporate secretary. Turn to CSC for help. Learn more about our Global Compliance and Corporate Secretary services here.