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 CA Division of Corporations, can dependably contact a business entity.
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- Docs we get for you
- California business forms to file
- California filing tips
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- Same price every year
- No extra fees
- No up-sells
- No fees to fax your documents to you
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California Registered Agent Service
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Our California 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 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.
Why do I need a California Registered Agent?
- 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.
Note: According to California’s registered agent statutes, if a business has not maintained a registered agent in California, it cannot prosecute, maintain, or defend any action in a court of law. In short, it’s best to have a registered agent in California.
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.
What are the requirements for California registered agents?
- CA 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 California.
- Accept legal documents.
People Who Need Registered Agents In California:
Anyone forming a corporation in California or starting a California 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 California?
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 CA Division of Corporations.
Go-To Resource. We attempt to make your account a real go-to resource for you, not just for California registered agent service or paying a bill, but for actually keeping up with California 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 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.
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 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 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 California?
If you want to formally notify a business through their California 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 California business name search via the CA Department of State.
- Type in the name of the company whose registered agent you are trying to look up.
- Look for the CA 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 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 then 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 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 California registered agent. When you place an order with us, the change form is available immediately. It’s super easy.
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”Fortunately, I haven’t needed to actively utilize Traub’s services for much. I did receive one piece of correspondence at their office, and it was promptly forwarded to me. Other than that, they’re there if we need them, and at a reasonable annual rate!”Jennifer BierdsCountry Swank
”Very easy process and professional.”D. BolandManey Wire & Cable-Southwest, Inc.
A+ service! Andrew and Rapid Registered Agent have been great assets to my businesses. Andrew is always professional, reliable and sends timely reminders and updates. He's also made himself available via email and phone for questions. I recommend him without reservation and will continue to hire him as my Registered Agent.Nicole Sallie FranklinAttorney, N.S. Franklin Law, PLLC
”The Texas Registered Agents services have been excellent, kind, prompt, and very resourceful. Thank you for all your help.”d. padillaATX CINEMA LLC
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”Andrew Traub and his team serve as an exceptional Registered Agent through performing highly skilled and efficient duties on behalf of their clients.”A. FraverChampion Net Systems LLC