Everything You Need to Know About Registered Agents

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What is a Registered Agent?

Sometimes called a statutory agent, agent of process or resident agent, the registered agent receives service of process on behalf of a business.

Who can be a Registered Agent?

Companies may choose to make a principal, employee, third party administrator or the company’s legal counsel the Registered Agent. In Florida, a statutory requirement is that a Registered Agent have a Florida address if the business is registered in Florida.

What do Registered Agents do?

Florida Registered Agents receive paperwork and make annual filings on behalf of a company.

What is the advantage of a third-party registered agent?

Professional Registered Agents assist in meeting documentation and registration deadlines, as well as provide notifications of correspondence from the state regulator.

“A statutory requirement is that a Registered Agent have a Florida address if the business is registered in Florida.”

What is MoRAA?

MoRAA stands for the Model Registered Agents Act, first enacted in 2006 and amended in 2011. 13 states have adopted MoRRA – though not Florida.

Where can a Registered Agent be based?

Registered Agents must be based (or have an address) in the state in which the business is registered. This is a requirement in all US States and territories – including Florida.


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