What is a Rhode Island Registered Agent?

A Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island. In accordance with state law, a Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island 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 RI Department of State, can dependably contact a business entity.

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Use your online account to find:

  • Docs we get for you
  • Rhode Island business forms to file
  • Rhode Island filing tips

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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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Rhode Island Registered Agent Service

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Our Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island Registered Agents Do?

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

Why do I need a Rhode Island Registered Agent?

  • To become a legitimate, registered Rhode Island business, the state requires you to appoint one.
  • The Rhode Island Division of Corporations will reject your filing if you don’t appoint a registered agent in Rhode Island.
  • Basically, so the general public will have a reliable way to send important mail or legal notices to every registered Rhode Island business.

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

What do Rhode Island registered agents do?

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

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

What are the requirements for Rhode Island registered agents?

  • RI 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 Rhode Island.
  • Accept legal documents.

People Who Need Registered Agents In Rhode Island:

Anyone forming a corporation in Rhode Island or starting a Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island?

Easy Sign Up. You sign up online at the top right corner of this page. We’ll become your Rhode Island registered agent service after you make your business registration filing with the RI Secretary of State.

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

If you want to formally notify a business through their Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island business name search via the RI Secretary of State.
  • Type in the name of the company  whose registered agent you are trying to look up.
  • Look for the RI registered agent name and registered office street address.

How Do I Get Started?

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

Step 3

File your LLC or corporation filings with the Rhode Island Division of Corporations.

Do I Hire A Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island registered agent. When you place an order with us, the change form is available immediately. It’s super easy.

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