What is an Alabama Registered Agent?
An Alabama registered agent is an individual or business legally appointed on a company’s formation documents to accept service of process on behalf of the company should it be sued. What does that mean? Basically this: an Alabama registered agent receives official mail and notices on behalf of a business in Alabama. We’re the legal contact for businesses that appoint us to receive their official documents (tax and annual report notices) from the state, as well as legal materials like law suits should the business be sued. Once we receive a notice for a business, we scan and upload the document to their online account within minutes of receipt. When you hire us as your Alabama registered agent, you can rest assured all your documents will be received and uploaded instantly.
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Use your online account to find:
- Docs we get for you
- Alabama business forms to file
- Alabama filing tips
With Rapid Registered Agent, what you see is what you get. We offer:
- Same price every year
- No extra fees
- No up-sells
- No fees to fax your documents to you
$10 Per Month or $100 Per Year
Alabama Registered Agent Service
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Our Alabama Registered Agent Service Includes
Orders Filed the Same Day
Use Our Address, Not Yours
Monthly and Yearly Plans Available
Multiple Notification Methods
We Notify You By Email and Fax (optional) and Text Message (optional)
We will send notices of documents to an unlimited number of contacts at your company
Local Document Scans
Available 365 Days
Check your documents or update your company information 24/7/365.
Ready to Protect Your Assets
Reminders & Compliance Notifications
What Do Alabama Registered Agents Do?
Alabama registered agents need to have physical addresses in Alabama, be open during business hours, accept documents on your behalf and get them to you. Commercial registered agents in Alabama should provide tools that help you maintain your company.
Why do I need an Alabama Registered Agent?
- To become a legitimate, registered Alabama business, the state requires you to appoint one.
- The Alabama Secretary of State will reject your filing if you don’t appoint a registered agent in Alabama.
- Basically, so the general public will have a reliable way to send important mail or legal notices to every registered Alabama business.
Note: According to Alabama’s registered agent statutes, if a business has not maintained a registered agent in Alabama, it cannot prosecute, maintain, or defend any action in a court of law. In short, it’s best to keep your registered agent in Alabama.
What do Alabama registered agents do?
- Alabama registered agents need to have physical addresses in Alabama.
- Be open during business hours.
- Accept documents on your behalf and get them to you.
Commercial registered agents in Alabama should provide tools that help you maintain your company.
What are the requirements for Alabama registered agents?
- AL registered agents have to be a resident or companies that provide registered agent services.
- Have a registered office address that is a physical address located within the State of Alabama.
- Accept legal documents.
People Who Need Registered Agents In Alabama:
Anyone forming a corporation in Alabama or starting an Alabama LLC
Why Do I Need Rapid Registered Agent As My Registered Agent?
State law requires all legitimate, registered businesses to appoint one.
The secretary of state will reject your business filing if you don't appoint a registered agent.
A registered agent requirement gives the public and the state a reliable way to contact your business.
How Does the Rapid Registered Agent Service Work in Alabama?
Easy Sign Up. You sign up online at the top right corner of this page. We’ll become your Alabama registered agent service after you make your business registration filing with the AL Secretary of State.
Go-To Resource. We attempt to make your account a real go-to resource for you, not just for Alabama registered agent service or paying a bill, but for actually keeping up with Alabama corporate paperwork formalities.
The Tools You Need. Generate compliance forms auto-magically from your dashboard. If you sign up for the annual plan, we’ll send you an invoice for another year of Alabama registered agent service 30 days before it’s due. If you want to keep using us, great; if you don’t, you can easily cancel.
Call us! We’re here to help walk you through the process of starting your new business. When you have a question, just call. We even put our phone number on the top of every web page. The people who answer the phones don’t read from scripts or try to sell you anythingâ€”we’re just here to help. We even make it easy to add registered agent services in other states.
How Will I Get My Documents From You?
We scan and upload every document in real time. You will then be notified by email and optionally by text message or fax. You can then use the secure link to view the document or log in to your dashboard at anytime to view it.
Can I Use Your Alabama Registered Office Address To Get My Mail?
- Most of our clients list our registered office address on their articles of incorporation.
- We don’t want all your mail, that’s not what we do..
- We will throw away junk mail and forward any document from a government agency (state or Federal).
- The US Postal office might not deliver your mail reliably to us if you don’t have a lease at our address.
- As the registered agent, things come directly to us, Rapid Registered Agent, LLC care of you.
How Are Alabama Registered Agents Served?
- A process server, the sheriff, or any third party will walk into our office and hand us legal papers (service of process).
- The process server then gives an affidavit to the court that they â€œservedâ€ us.
Serving a registered agent is legal proof that you were notified. Regardless of whether you look at the docs or even receive them from your registered agent service. You were notified. We take this responsibility very seriously.
You can learn more about how a registered agent is served.
How Do I Search For A Registered Agent In Alabama?
If you want to formally notify a business through their Alabama registered agent service, just send a certified letter directly to the registered agent name and registered office address. Here is how you can look up that information:
- Do a Alabama business name search via the AL Secretary of State.
- Type in the name of the company whose registered agent you are trying to look up.
- Look for the AL registered agent name and registered office street address.
How Do I Get Started?
Access the forms you want to file. Read our instructions and filing tips.
File your LLC or corporation filings with the Alabama Secretary of State.
Do I Hire An Alabama Registered Agent Service Before Or After I Make The Filing?
You should hire us first and then do your business registration filing, because you can’t form an LLC or corporation without an Alabama registered agent service. Also, we provide all the forms and instructions you need to complete your filing instantly after you place an order.
How Do I Change My Registered Agent Service To Rapid Registered Agent?
You file a Statement of Change of Registered Office or Agent or Both form with the Secretary of State and we get listed as your Alabama registered agent. When you place an order with us, the change form is available immediately. It’s super easy.
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