Tennessee Registered Agent
Here’s the low-down about registered agent service in Tennessee.
Define a registered agent?
A registered agent, otherwise known as a statutory agent, is an entity with a physical presence in the state of Tennessee who is responsible for receiving legal service of process on your behalf. Your registered agent must be present and available during standard business hours.
What are the functions of a normal Tennessee registered agent?
A statutory agent in Tennessee furnishes a lawful address where a person is available during regular business hours. The registered agent is accountable to accept delivery of service of process and legal documents on behalf of your company and then forward this paperwork on to you. Additionally, your Tennessee registered agent will prompt you about important filing cutoff dates like annual report filings and other things to keep your business compliant. Your agent can also check to make sure your company is in “good standing” with Tennessee state law.
How does having a registered agent assist my business?
First and foremost, appointing our registered agent service keeps your company in compliance with Tennessee state law. Furthermore, we accept and scan any legal notice, service of process, letter, or annual report received into your client account locally here in Tennessee. You receive instantaneous notification of any notices scanned into your Tennessee resident agent customer account.
As an added service, we also keep track of your State annual report due date and forward you reminders with do-it-yourself links to file your report in a timely manner with Tennessee.
What if I don’t have or fail to maintain a registered agent for my business?
There can be ramifications for failing to maintain your registered agent in Tennessee. Fees may or may not be assessed. The Tennessee Secretary of State may revoke your LLC or corporate certificate of authority if you don’t maintain your Tennessee registered agent.