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Why are there registered agents in the first place?

When I was a kid, you just fought dragons and paid tribute to the lord of the land. Eventually, economies evolved, new business forms like limited liability companies and corporations emerged. These various company structures were created to provide tax advantages and protect business owners from liabilities. Business entities are afforded status that is independent from the people who start them. Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for people to work out that they could evade litigation by personally hiding out from process servers. So, to close that loophole, most States compel business entities to appoint a “registered agent.”

What are the functions of a typical registered agent in Ohio?

A registered agent in Ohio provides a legal address where someone is present during typical business hours. Your registered agent is accountable to accept delivery of service of process and legal documents on behalf of your business and then forward this paperwork on to your business. In addition, your registered agent will remind you of important filing due dates like annual report forms and other renewals. They can also check to verify your business is compliant with Ohio business codes.

Are there any requirements or restrictions I should know about my registered agent?

There are not many requirements relating to who can act as a registered agent here in Ohio. Specifically, the person or entity acting as your registered agent needs to be located and available at an official street address within the state of Ohio during regular business hours. They will be responsible to receive all legal and tax-related documents, annual report forms, litigation (service of process) documents, etc., on your behalf. It is important that you select a reputable company, such as RegisteredAgentOffice.com when you’re choosing your registered agent.

How does my company benefit from having a registered agent in Ohio?

Companies in Ohio benefit in several ways by appointing a registered agent. First and foremost, choosing a registered agent keeps your business entity in conformity to state law. With RegisteredAgentOffice.com as your registered agent, anytime you are sent any legal notification, service of process, letter or annual report notice – we accept those on your behalf. In minutes, we’re uploading your files into your client account. You’ll get an instant notification of any files we upload into your registered agent account. Additionally, we also monitor your Ohio filing due dates and email you reminders with how-to links so you can complete your paperwork before it’s due with the State of Ohio.