What’s a Georgia Registered Agent?
A Georgia registered agent is a company or person responsible for accepting a business entity’s legal documents. A business entity, on the other hand, is an entity that’s separate from the entity’s owners or the person or persons that operate it. Having a Registered Agent in Georgia ensures the right way to notify a company of any legal service of progress.
How Can You Get a Registered Agent in Georgia?
1. You are required to appoint a Registered Agent on the Articles of Incorporation or Organization when you incorporate a Georgia corporation or form a Georgia LLC.
2. You have the option to change the Registered Agent when you file your annual registration.
3. You can file an amended annual registration to change your Registered Agent.
4. During the registration process, you appoint a Registered Agent when registering to do business in Georgia.
Why Is It Important to Have a Registered Agent?
Hiring a Georgia Registered Agent is one of the most important decisions you will have to make. You should not just hire anyone. After all, the Registered Agent will be the one to accept legal notices on your behalf and making sure that you receive documents within the shortest time possible. You can be held liable if your documents are held up and you end up missing an important deadline. Your authority to do business in the state can actually be revoked.
Who would you trust with this great responsibility? We completely understand. We have been there. We value each of our customers and would like to see each one of them being successful.
Why Do You Need a Registered Agent in Georgia?
All business entities registered with the state are required to appoint and maintain a registered agent within Georgia according to Georgia State Law (Georgia Code§ 14-11-209). The Registered Agent role was created to provide a reliable way to deliver legal notices to businesses.
The Georgia Corporations Division Office won’t approve your business formation filing without a Georgia Registered Agent.
How Can I Change My Georgia Registered Agent?
First, hire us. You are required to appoint a Registered Agent when filing your Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization in Georgia. Your application will be rejected by the Corporation Division if you make the mistake of filing without a Registered Agent. Rest easy. We are along for the ride and will ensure that you don’t get lost on the way.
What Do Registered Agents in Georgia Do?
It’s important to select a Registered Agent you can trust. We have tested them all and highly recommend Incfile. They even offer the first year free if you use them to set up your LLC or corp. Here are some reasons why they stand out:
– Accepting legal notification, services of process, and official mail from the Georgia Corporation Division.
– They maintain a physical address in Georgia, which is referred to as the “registered office.”
– They stay open during regular business hours to accept mail and notices on your behalf.
– They get in touch with you when we receive processes, notifications, and mail.
– Incfile will forward documents to you without delay.
– Using a commercial registered agent will help keep your personal home and office address off permanent public records.
Is It Possible to Become Your Own Registered Agent in Georgia?
Definitely. All you need to do is have no problems with listing your home address, your place of work, as well as your personal name on the documents. A key reason why we are in business is that our clients don’t want their vendors or competitors to know much about their history or show instability as they move from one office to the next. If they opt to list our address, they never really have to change it even as their business grows.
Who Can Be a Georgia Registered Agent?
– A Georgia resident
– A Domestic LLC
– A Domestic Corporation
You are not allowed to list the company name that you are either registering or forming as its own registered agent.
Will My Information Be Made Public After Filing?
Yes, it can be made public. However, if you choose to hire us, we can dramatically reduce your exposure.
When you file Your Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization in Georgia, you are required to lost the name and address of your Incorporator/Organizer. This information will be part of the public record.
However, if you hire a Georgia Registered Agent, we will prepare the documents for you. We will be the ones acting as your Incorporator/Organizer and this will ensure that your personal information stays out of the public record. We will also list our registered office address for all the addresses required on the corporate registry thus keeping your home or office address offline.