About Your Registered Agent in Alabama
Let’s talk a little bit about registered agent service in Alabama.
What is a registered agent?
A registered agent, otherwise called a statutory agent, is an individual with a physical location in the state of Alabama who is responsible for accepting legal documents for you. Your registered agent is required to be present and available during normal business hours.
Sum it up for me, who can be a registered agent?
Your Alabama registered agent needs to be a company or individual who is a lawful citizen of the state. They must be on hand to receive legal documents during regular business hours. Registered agents in Alabama have to provide a legal, physical address within Alabama.
What are the advantages of having an Alabama registered agent?
Businesses in Alabama benefit in numerous ways by selecting a resident agent. Obviously, nominating a registered agent keeps your business entity in conformity to state law. Having LLC-RegisteredAgent.com as your Alabama registered agent, as soon as you get any service of process, legal notice, letter or annual report notice – we accept those in your place. Momentarily, we’re scanning your documents into your customer account. You’ll get an instant notice of any files we upload into your client account. In addition, we also keep an eye on your Alabama filing deadlines and send you reminders with how-to links so you can send in your report ahead of schedule with the Alabama Secretary of State.
Tell me the top 5 things I should be looking for when selecting a registered agent?
Solid Background: You want to hire a registered agent who knows what they’re doing, who’s been acting as a registered agent for many years and has a solid track record.
Trustworthy: You need to be able to trust your registered agent. You should be able to trust that they will live up to their duties and be accessible during typical business hours to accept legal documents and service of process.
Solid Character: Your registered agent must have be known for delivering legal documents and service of process in a reliable and timely manner. If they accept legal documents on your behalf and don’t deliver them to you, you could end up with a ruling against you in court without even knowing your business is party to a lawsuit.
Customer Relations: What if you need to clarify or have a question about some aspect of your company as it relates to the State of Alabama. You don’t want to discuss it with a person reading off a script in a call center in India, you want to talk to a consumer service rep who actually knows a thing or two about commercial registered agent service.
Additional Services: In addition to basic registered agent service (by receiving your legal documents), check to see if your registered agent offers more services like: Customized paperwork for state filings, reminders for important filing deadlines and due dates, tools that will keep your company in compliance with State law.