Rhode Island Registered Agents Frequently Asked Questions
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What is a Rhode Island Registered Agent?
A Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island Registered Agent?
Most companies including Corporations and LLCs, registered with the Rhode Island Department of Corporations must appoint and maintain a Rhode Island Registered Agent.
How does Registered Agent work for my company?
After appointing the Rhode Island Registered Agent, you must inform the Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island Registered Agent?
An individual or a company Registered with the Secretary of State can be appointed as your Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island 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.
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