What is a California Registered Agent?

a California registered agent can be either a business entity or an individual that agrees to accept service of process and official mail for corporations, LLCs and other entities registered in California. In accordance with state law, a California registered agent must have a physical street location in the state, called a registered office, where certified mail can be reliably delivered during regular business hours. When documents are accepted, it is the duty of a California registered agent to contact the client and forward the document to them in a timely manner. This ensures that state courts, as well as the Division of Corporations, can dependably contact a business entity.

WHY US?

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Use your online account to find

  • Docs we get for you
  • California Business forms to file
  • California filing tips
No Surprises
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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
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California Registered Agent Service

Loved by our clients.

OUR SERVICES

Our California Registered Agent Service Includes

Fast Service
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Orders Filed the Same Day

Address Security
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Use Our Address for Government Documents and Service of Lawsuits, Not Yours

Flexible Plans
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Monthly and Yearly Plans Available

Multiple Notification Methods
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We notify you by email and fax (optional) and text message (optional)

Multiple Recipients
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We will send noticed of documents to an unlimited number of contacts at your company

Local Document Scans
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Real-Time Notifications

Data Available 365 Days
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Check your documents or update your company information 24/7/365

Full Privacy
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Ready to Protect Your Assets. We don't give out your contact information.

Compliance Reminders
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Reminders & Compliance Notifications

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

The Filing Process

Changing your registered agent or using us for a new business is super simple.

  1. Sign up

    Sign up with us.

  2. Download Forms

    Access the forms you want to file. Read our instructions and filing tips.

  3. File Forms

    File your LLC or corporation filing with the California Division of Corporations.

What Do California Registered Agents Do?

California registered agents need to have physical addresses in California, be open during business hours, accept documents on your behalf and get them to you. Commercial registered agents in California should provide tools that help you maintain your company.

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Why do I need a California Registered Agent?

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To become a legitimate, registered California business, the state requires you to appoint one.

The California Division of Corporations will reject your filing if you don’t appoint a registered agent in California.

Basically, so the general public will have a reliable way to send important mail or legal notices to every registered California business.California Statutes states a Corporation shall (must) continuously (without interruption) maintain in this state (California only) a registered agent (an individual resident of California or a corporation authorized to transact business in California, depending on your entity type, see question #3) and a registered office (a physical location and a mailing address in California) for the purpose of a registered agent’s statutory requirements to receive service of processes, notices, or demands required or permitted by law to be served upon the Corporation.

What are the requirements for California registered agents?

  • 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 California.
  • Accept legal documents.

People Who Need Registered Agents In California:

Anyone forming a corporation in California or starting a California LLC

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State law requires all legitimate, registered businesses to appoint one.
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The Division of Corporations will reject your business filing if you don't appoint a registered agent.
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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 California?

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Easy Sign Up. You sign up online at the top right corner of this page. We’ll become your California registered agent service after you make your business registration filing with the Division of Corporations.

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Go-To Resource. We attempt to make your account a real go-to resource for you, not just for our California registered agent service or paying a bill, but for actually keeping up with California corporate paperwork formalities.

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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 California 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.

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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 anything - 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.

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Can I Use Your California 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 California 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 served to 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.

How Do I Search For A Registered Agent In California?

How Do I Get Started

Step 1
Step 2
Access the forms you want to file. Read our instructions and filing tips.
Step 3
File your LLC or corporation filings with the California Division of Corporations.

Do I Hire a California Registered Agent Service Before or After I Make The Filing?

You should hire us first and the do your business registration filing, because you can't form an LLC or corporation without a California registered agent service. Also, we provide all the forms and instructions you need to complete your filing instantly after yo place an order.

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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 Division of Corporations and we get listed as your California registered agent. When you place an order with us, the change form is available immediately. It’s super easy.

Affordable Pricing Plans in California

We offer simple and easy plans with no hidden fees, upcharges, surcharges, higher rates on renewal, etc.

Month Plan
  • $ 10 / Per month (per company per state)
  • Register in all 50 States + D.C. and Puerto Rico
  • Manage Unlimited Companies in One Place
  • Each Company Can Have Unlimited Contacts
  • Can Designate Separate Contacts for Separate States
  • Each Contact Notified by Email, Fax (Optional), or Text (Optional)
  • 365 24/7 Access To Your Files
  • Phone Call on Service of Lawsuit
  • Documents Securely Stored
  • Privacy Protected
  • Compliance Reminders
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Price locked in during subscription
  • Subscription Optional
  • Option to Pay by Check
  • Renewal Notice 30 Days Before Renewal Due
Yearly Plan
  • $ 100 / Per year (per company per state)
  • Register in all 50 States + D.C. and Puerto Rico
  • Manage Unlimited Companies in One Place
  • Each Company Can Have Unlimited Contacts
  • Can Designate Separate Contacts for Separate States
  • Each Contact Notified by Email, Fax (Optional), or Text (Optional)
  • 365 24/7 Access To Your Files
  • Phone Call on Service of Lawsuit
  • Documents Securely Stored
  • Privacy Protected
  • Compliance Reminders
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Price locked in during subscription
  • Subscription Optional
  • Option to Pay by Check
  • Renewal Notice 30 Days Before Renewal Due

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