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FAQs Regarding Registered Agents



Delaware Law requires every entity to appoint a Registered Agent with a physical office address in the State of Delaware. If the entity is not physically located in Delaware, they must appoint a Registered Agent to fulfill the requirement. Registered Agents are responsible for accepting Service of Process, as well as providing information for billing and tax obligations to the entities they represent. Registered Agents are required to satisfy and adhere to Agency Regulations regarding both the identity of the entity’s contacts and individuals for which the Registered Agent maintains a record.

It is required by the Delaware Law that every entity shall have and maintain in this state a registered office which may, but need not be, the same as its place of business and a Registered Agent.
A Registered Agent may be the entity itself, an individual resident in this state, any other domestic corporation, limited liability partnership, limited partnership, limited liability limited partnership, limited liability company, or statutory trust, or a foreign corporation, foreign limited liability partnership, foreign limited partnership, foreign limited liability limited partnership, foreign limited liability company or foreign statutory trust.
The Registered Agent must have a physical street address in Delaware. If the business is physically located in Delaware, then the business may act as its own Registered Agent. Registered Agents must be generally present at their designated location during normal business hours to accept Service of Process, and, if applicable, forward such Service of Process to the entity to which the service or communication is directed, as well as providing information for billing and tax obligations to the entities they represent. Registered Agents are required to satisfy and adhere to Agency Regulations regarding both the identity of the entity’s contacts and individuals for which the Registered Agent maintains a record.


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