What is a Registered Agent?
A registered agent (RA) is an individual or company that accepts mail, important documents, and notices on behalf of your business. When registering your LLC, you will need to appoint a registered agent who has a physical address in the state. All fifty U.S. states require a registered agent for your business entity.
For example, an RA in the state of Florida, gives the state a physical person to send official state and legal documents. They are accountable for following all statutory requirements. An RA can be an individual who lives in the state, or, an entity that is authorized to conduct business in Florida. An RA ensures that your business maintains a reliable way of being contacted.
Statutory agent or resident agent are other common terms for a registered agent in some states.