What is a District of Columbia Registered Agent?

A District of Columbia 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 the District of Columbia. A District of Columbia 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 District of Columbia 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 DCRA’s Corporations Division, can dependably contact a business entity.

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Use your online account to find:

  • Docs we get for you
  • District of Columbia business forms to file
  • District of Columbia 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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District of Columbia Registered Agent Service

Loved by our clients.

Our District of Columbia Registered Agent Service Includes

Fast Service

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Orders Filed the Same Day

Address Security

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Use Our Address, Not Yours

Flexible Plans

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Monthly and Yearly Plans Available

Multiple Notification Methods

We Notify You By Email and Fax (optional) and Text Message (optional)

Multiple Recipients

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We will send notices of documents to an unlimited number of contacts at your company

Local Document Scans

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Real-Time Notifications

Available 365 Days

Check your documents or update your company information 24/7/365.

Full Privacy

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Ready to Protect Your Assets

Annual Report

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Reminders & Compliance Notifications

What Do DC Registered Agents Do?

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

Why do I need a DC Registered Agent?

  • To become a legitimate, registered District of Columbia business, you are required to appoint one.
  • The DCRA’s Business Licensing Division will reject your filing if you don’t appoint a registered agent in District of Columbia.
  • Basically, so the general public will have a reliable way to send important mail or legal notices to every registered D.C. business.

Note: According to the District of Columbia’s registered agent statutes, if a business has not maintained a registered agent in DC, it cannot prosecute, maintain, or defend any action in a court of law. In short, it’s best to keep your registered agent in DC.

What do DC registered agents do?

  • District of Columbia registered agents need to have physical addresses in DC.
  • Be open during business hours.
  • Accept documents on your behalf and get them to you.

Commercial registered agents in DC should provide tools that help you maintain your company.

What are the requirements for District of Columbia registered agents?

  • DC 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 District of Columbia.
  • Accept legal documents.

People Who Need Registered Agents In DC:

Anyone forming a corporation in DC or starting a DC LLC

Why Do I Need Rapid Registered Agent As My Registered Agent?

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State law requires all legitimate, registered businesses to appoint one.

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How Does the Rapid Registered Agent Service Work in D.C.?

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

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

Can I Use Your DC 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 D.C. 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” 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 DC?

If you want to formally notify a business through their DC 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 District of Columbia business name search via the DCRA.
  • Type in the name of the company  whose registered agent you are trying to look up.
  • Look for the DC registered agent name and registered office street address.

How Do I Get Started?

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 DCRA’s Corporations Division.

Do I Hire A DC 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 DC 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 DCRA’s Corporations Division and we get listed as your DC registered agent. When you place an order with us, the change form is available immediately. It’s super easy.

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    7Spring Technology

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    Lets Talk Common Sense LLC

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    ProTechKey Secure Credit, LLC

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    Champion Net Systems LLC
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    Aravinda Pulakurthi MD PA

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    VibraCode

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    Smithco Construction, Inc.
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    Transfire Logistics, LLC
  • ”services excellent”

    N. Reyes
    REYAM INC.

    ”Since it has been uneventful it is great!”

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    WillaKenzie Estate, Inc.

    ”Easy to do business with, no problems. Kind of a no brainer.”

    R. Sheldon
    eTopia LLC

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