What is a Louisiana Registered Agent?
The state of Louisiana requires LLCs and corporations filed in Louisiana to have a Registered Agent. Louisiana state law (RS 12:1-501) requires that business entities continuously maintain within the state a registered office and a registered agent. The purpose of the law is simple: the general public and government agencies need a reliable way to contact a business.
Louisiana Registered Agents are a person or company designated on public record to accept legal documents (service of process) and notifications from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office on behalf of the corporate entity. There are few restrictions regarding who can be listed as a Registered Agent, the most important being that the Registered Agent must be located and available at a physical street address, within the state of Louisiana, during normal business hours.
Your Louisiana Registered Agent will be responsible, on your behalf, to receive all government notifications sent to Registered Agents and litigation (service of process) documents.
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- Louisiana business forms to file
- Louisiana filing tips
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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
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Check your documents or update your company information 24/7/365.
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What Do Louisiana Registered Agents Do?
Louisiana registered agents need to have physical addresses in Louisiana, be open during business hours, accept documents on your behalf and get them to you. Commercial registered agents in Louisiana should provide tools that help you maintain your company.
Why do I need a Louisiana Registered Agent?
- To become a legitimate, registered Louisiana business, the state requires you to appoint one.
- The Louisiana Secretary of State will reject your filing if you don’t appoint a registered agent in Louisiana.
- Basically, so the general public will have a reliable way to send important mail or legal notices to every registered Louisiana business.
Note: According to Louisiana’s registered agent statutes, if a business has not maintained a registered agent in Louisiana, it cannot prosecute, maintain, or defend any action in a court of law. In short, it’s best to keep your registered agent in Louisiana.
What are the requirements for Louisiana registered agents?
- LA 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 Louisiana.
- Accept legal documents.
What do Louisiana registered agents do?
Basically, the agent needs:
- To accept all service of process (notification of a lawsuit) on your behalf
- To accept official mail from the Secretary of State on your behalf
- To forward all your official documents to you immediately
- To maintain a registered office in the State of Louisiana (physical address, not a PO box)
- To stay open during regular business hours to accept certified mail and service of process on your behalf
Commercial registered agents in Louisiana should provide tools that help you maintain your company.
People Who Need Registered Agents In Louisiana:
Anyone forming a corporation in Louisiana or starting a Louisiana 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 Louisiana?
Easy Sign Up. You sign up online at the top right corner of this page. We’ll become your Louisiana registered agent service after you make your business registration filing with the LA Secretary of State.
Go-To Resource. We attempt to make your account a real go-to resource for you, not just for Louisiana registered agent service or paying a bill, but for actually keeping up with Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana?
If you want to formally notify a business through their Louisiana 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 Louisiana business name search via the LA Department of State.
- Type in the name of the company whose registered agent you are trying to look up.
- Look for the LA 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 Louisiana Secretary of State.
Do I Hire A Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 ($25 for LLCs; $35 for corporations) with the Secretary of State and we get listed as your Louisiana registered agent. When you place an order with us, the change form is available immediately. It’s super easy.
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