REGISTERED AGENT SERVICES

Dependable registered agent service is your company’s first defense against legal action. CSC’s Registered Agent service gives you absolute control over your litigation and service of process (SOP) management activities, eliminating unnecessary legal outcomes. And you can depend on us to keep complete records of all your entity transaction, litigation, and SOP histories with the accuracy and security you deserve.

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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.

SERVICES

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 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).

TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

CSCNavigator

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.

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FAQs

  • What is a registered agent?

    A registered agent, statutory agent, or agent for SOP provides a legal address within the jurisdiction where legal documents may be served during business hours. It is the registered agent’s duty to receive and forward that SOP to the entity’s designated contact, 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.”

  • Why do I need a registered agent?

    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.

  • Can I be my own registered agent?

    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.

  • How do I find a registered agent or change my registered agent?

    Find out how to choose a qualified registered agent.

  • What is statutory representation, and how does it affect my business?

    Statutory representation refers to the mandate imposed by states requiring all corporations and 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 service of process documentation. State governments enforce correspondence deadlines very strictly; courts rarely waive penalties for a failure to respond, regardless of the reason for the delay.

  • What are a registered agent’s statutory representation duties?

    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 other SOP.

    Whether you’re running a small local company or a national corporation 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!

  • Do I need a registered agent for entities outside the U.S.?

    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.

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Why Clients Change Their Agent to CSC

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Registered Agent Services

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