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About Your Registered Agent in Rhode Island

Let me tell you about why you need a registered agent in Rhode Island.

Define a registered agent?

A registered agent, also known as a statutory agent, is a business located in Rhode Island who is responsible for accepting legal service of process for your business. Your registered agent must be available and present during typical business hours.

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

There are few restrictions about who can act as your registered agent in Rhode Island. Specifically, the entity or person acting as your registered agent must be available and located at a physical street address within the state of Rhode Island during normal business hours. Your registered agent will be responsible to accept all tax-related and legal documents, annual report forms, litigation (service of process) documents, etc., on your behalf. It is critical that you select a reputable company, such as when you’re choosing your registered agent.

How can I appoint my registered agent in Rhode Island?

Typically you would select your resident agent as part of your business formation documents; your articles of incorporation or articles of organization. If you’re just forming your company, we can assist you with that. If you already selected a resident agent but you’re looking for a better fit, we can help you with that too. Of course, whether you’re just getting started or need to make a change, the easiest method is to sign up for our Rhode Island registered agent services.

What types of companies need to have a Rhode Island Registered Agent?

A Rhode Island LLC, foreign LLC, a Rhode Island corporation, an out of State corporation, a non-profit organization or corporation, a limited partnership, a limited liability partnership, or any other Rhode Island business is required to have a resident agent in Rhode Island and a Rhode Island registered office on file.