In addition to serving as your registered agent, CSC can serve as your process agent. This allows us to receive service of process (SOP) on your behalf in a jurisdiction as a condition to registrations, licensing, or regulatory filings with agencies other than the secretary of state.

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Sometimes you need to file with agencies other than the secretary of state. Examples of these agencies include:

  • Department of Insurance

  • Board of Pharmacy

  • Department of Labor

  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for filing Form BOC-3

As your process agent, we scan, compress, and send 100% of the service we receive on your behalf (in all jurisdictions) within 24 hours, giving your legal team the advantage it needs to respond in a timely manner.

CSC can act as your agent, sometimes called a contract agent, for a private agreement such as a loan guaranty or indenture.

We gather basic details about the parties involved and the term, then use that information to draft a formal letter accepting the appointment.



CSCNavigator®—our unified legal and compliance portfolio management system—powers our corporate compliance solutions. Corporate legal departments, compliance professionals, and business owners use this platform to securely manage their entities, annual reports, corporate filings, service of process (SOP), litigation, deals, business licenses, contracts, and many other business needs.



  • Can CSC be my process agent for other governing bodies in the U.S.?

    Yes. Requirements vary by jurisdiction, but generally, CSC can accept the appointment when the filing office requests an agent to be available to receive SOP. Examples include, but aren’t limited to, the following types of authorities:

    • Alcoholic Beverage Control Board

    • Air Resources Board

    • Board of Accountancy

    • Board of Architecture

    • Board of Professional Engineers

    • Bureau of Charitable Organizations

    • City Tax and License

    • Department of Agriculture

    • Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control

    • Department of Banking and Finance Mortgage Division

    • Department of Commerce

    • Department of Consumer Protection

    • Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

    • Department of Financial Institutions

    • Department of Fish and Wildlife

    • Department of Food and Agriculture

    • Department of Justice

    • Department of Labor

    • Department of Law

    • Department of Motor Vehicles

    • Department of Revenue

    • Department of Telecommunications and Energy

    • Department of Transportation

    • Gaming Authority

    • Motor Carrier Division

    • Office of the Attorney General

    • Public Service Commission

    • Public Utilities Commission

    • Real Estate Appraisers Board

    • Sales Use and Tax Division

    • State Attorney General

    • State Bank Department

    • State Board of Equalization

    • State Lottery Commission

  • Can CSC be my process agent for other governing bodies internationally?

    Yes. Not all countries and local authorities require a process agent, and compliance obligations vary among the international jurisdictions even more drastically than among the U.S. states. Before submitting any filing listing CSC as your process agent, please contact your representative to review the best method for submission. CSC also provides Corporate Secretary services in more than 140 jurisdictions around the world.

    Examples of international jurisdictions that require a process agent include, but aren’t limited to, the following authorities:


    • Alberta Securities Commission

    • Alberta Beverage Container Management Board

    • Alberta Ministry of Government Services, Corporate Registry

    • British Columbia Securities Commission

    • British Columbia Ministry of Finance and Corporate Relations, Corporate Registry

    • Manitoba Securities Commission

    • Manitoba Companies Office

    • New Brunswick Department of Justice, Corporate Affairs Branch

    • New Brunswick Financial and Consumer Services Commission

    • Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Government Services and Land

    • Newfoundland and Labrador Office of the Superintendent of Securities

    • Northwest Territories Office of the Superintendent of Securities

    • Northwest Territories Registrar of Corporations

    • Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stock Companies

    • Nova Scotia Securities Commission

    • Nunavut Legal Registry

    • Nunavut Securities Office

    • Ontario Securities Commission

    • Ontario Ministry of Government Services

    • Prince Edward Island Department of Justice, Corporations Division

    • Prince Edward Island Office of the Superintendent of Securities

    • Quebec Enterprise Registrar

    • Saskatchewan Corporate Registry

    • Saskatchewan Securities Division Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority

    • Yukon Territory Corporate Affairs Branch

    • Yukon Territory Office of the Yukon Superintendent of Securities

    U.S. territories

    • Guam Department of Revenue & Taxation, Corporation Commissioner

    • Puerto Rico Office of the Commissioner of Insurance

    • U.S. Virgin Islands Office of Lt. Governor, Division of Banking and Insurance

    • Northern Mariana Islands Office of Attorney General, Registrar of Corporations

    Other countries

    • United Kingdom Companies House (UK process agent)

    • Ireland Companies House

    • New Zealand Ministry of Commerce, Companies Registrar

    • Saint Kitts and Nevis Registrar of Offshore Companies & Trusts

    • And many more

    View our Global Compliance and Corporate Secretary services for additional countries supported.


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