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What is a Washington DC Registered Agent? Washington DC requires Washington DC LLCs and Washington DC Corporations registered in the state to conduct business, have Washington DC Registered Agent service. The Washington DC Registered Agent you appoint for your company, will receive legal service and government notices on your behalf. The Articles of Incorporation or Organization for both domestic and foreign entities, ask for the address of the registered office to receive service of process. The Service of Process is a notice of a summons or a lawsuit.
Owners of Corporations and LLCs can serve as their own Registered Agent. There are some disadvantages of being your own Registered Agent however. As the agent, you must be open five days a week during normal business hours Monday through Friday. This may prevent you from traveling and missing important deliveries. Your name and personal address also becomes public information.
The person creating a Corporation or LLC, must affirm that the person they designate as registered agent has consented to the appointment, and knows the responsibilities of a Registered (Resident or Statutory) Agent. Using a commercial registered agent, can save the owner fees, and the disruption of Registered Agent service from disgruntled persons appointed as registered agents. Some states charge hefty fees for changing the Registered Agent office as well. Failure to retain a registered agent can result in civil sanctions such as fines or loss of Corporation/LLC.
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