Every California LLC is required to have a registered agent.
In California, a “registered agent” is also called an “agent for service of process.” In order to choose the best registered agent for your LLC, you need to know what they do and why you need one.
Can you be your own registered agent for an LLC?
Every state requires that a limited liability company have a registered agent when forming or incorporating a business. The registered agent may be either a business or an individual person – and yes, you can be your own registered agent for LLC formation as long as you meet the requirements.
Who can be a registered agent in California?
A registered agent in California must have a physical street address in the state (called a registered office) where documents can be served during regular business hours. State law requires that every business entity appoint a California registered agent when forming or registering a business.
How do I change the registered agent for an LLC in California?
To change the registered agent for a California corporation or LLC, all you need to do is provide a completed Statement of Information form to the California Secretary of State (SOS). Submit the statement of information by mail, online (corporations only) or in person.
How do I choose a registered agent?
How to Choose a Registered Agent. If you’re forming a corporation or a limited liability company, you’ll need to select a registered agent for your business and provide the agent’s name and address on the formation documents you file with the state. Here’s what you need to know before you choose an agent.