New Mexico Registered Agents Frequently Asked Questions
New Mexico Registered Agent FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
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What is a New Mexico Registered Agent?
A New Mexico registered agent is appointed by a Corporation or LLC to receive legal service or service of process for your company. Legal Service is notice of lawsuit. The lawsuit is given to the registered agent by fax, mail, or delivered in person by a Process Server. The registered agent then forwards the lawsuit to the company.
Do I need an New Mexico Registered Agent?
Most companies including Corporations and LLCs, registered with the New Mexico Department of Corporations must appoint and maintain a New Mexico Registered Agent.
How does Registered Agent work for my company?
After appointing the New Mexico Registered Agent, you must inform the New Mexico Department of Corporations by Registered Agent Change, Amendment or filing articles of Incorporation or Organization. They will post the Registered Agent name and address on the Secretary of State website
Who can be a New Mexico Registered Agent?
An individual or a company Registered with the Secretary of State can be appointed as your New Mexico registered agent. The name and address of the Registered Agent is public record and will be available by searching the internet. The agent must be open for business during normal business hours Monday through Friday.
How do I appoint a New Mexico Registered Agent?
First you hire the Agent. The fees for Registered agents vary from free to several hundred dollars. Due Diligence. After hiring your new agent, you must tell the New Mexico Department of Corporations, by creating articles for a new company you are registering, or by changing agents using the state's Registered Agent change forms.
What is Service of Process?
Process is the legal document by which a lawsuit is started. Usually a summons. Registered Agents are included on the list of people or companies that receive the Service of Process. Also receiving the process is you, your lawyer, your accountant, your office and your home. The process may come by fax, email, mail, or process server.
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