Delaware Registered Agent
DELAWARE REGISTERED AGENT
In this section, we're going to talk about how you can choose an excellent Delaware registered agent service provider -- Delaware Business Incorporators, Inc. It's an easy step-by-step process. Let's get started.
Here are answers to 13 commonly asked questions:
- Does Delaware require a registered agent? What is the registered agent law or statute?
- How do I search and select an agent?
- What are the registered agent requirements?
- How do I change from my current agent?
- What services can I expect to receive?
- Are there different requirements for LLC or corporation?
- How do I make an agent address change?
- Is mail forwarding included?
- What is a virtual office?
- What is OFAC?
- If I want to use Delaware Business Incorporators, Inc., what address should I use?
- Do you have a Youtube video on registered agent services?
- What are the fees/costs?
Does Delaware require a registered agent? What is the registered agent law or statute?
Yes. Delaware law requires that every company shall maintain a physical office in Delaware. The registered office must be staffed during normal business hours. The registered office must have a person available to accept "service of process" documents and franchise tax notices. If you'd like to read the entire law, the statute is located at the State of Delaware website.
How do I search and select an agent?
You searched for Delaware registered agents and found us. You're off to a good start. We'll be happy to be your registered agent in Delaware. We've been in business since 1986. We've been located at the same address since 1988. Using first class mail, we mail all invoices and notices from the State of Delaware. Plus, we'll send periodic email alerts of important franchise tax due dates. We want to make sure you don't have to pay any late fees or interest. Sure, there are plenty of agents to choose from, but we have the friendliest, most experienced staff.
What are the registered agent requirements and qualifications in Delaware?
Delaware requires that your registered agent be a physical office, staffed during normal business hours. The agent must be available to accept "service of process" documents. Delaware Business Incorporators, Inc. (DBI) has been serving as a Delaware authorized registered agent since 1986. For speed and efficiency, we have a special online connection to the State of Delaware. This connection is called DCIS. Not every agent has this special connection.
How do I change from my current registered agent?
Delaware makes it easy to change from one agent to another. You can use our easy, online ordering system. We charge a nominal fee to switch you from your current registered agent.
What services can I expect to receive?
We are a full-service registered agent in Delaware. We accept "service of process" documents, franchise tax forms, late notices, etc. Our office is fully staffed and is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We will immediately log in the document, scan/email the document, and ship the document by an express service with a tracking number. There is no additional charge for shipping "service of process" documents. We recognize that speed is important.
Are there different requirements for LLC or corporation?
No. All entities, whether they are LLC, corporation, limited partnership, trust, etc. have the same requirements from the State of Delaware. DBI provides the same level of service for all entity types.
How do I make an agent address change?
It's a simple process to change your registered agent from your current agent's address to ours. Once we've received your order, we prepare and file a simple, one-page document that makes us your registered agent. It's easy and quick.
Is mail forwarding included?
We do not include business mail forwarding in our registered agent service package. However, you can order business mail forwarding for an additional nominal fee. We offer 5 different levels of service. We also offer our Delaware Package Forwarding Service for the forwarding of packages that are delivered to Delaware. We will forward your packages to anywhere within the U.S. And, Delaware has no sales tax!
What is a virtual office?
A Delaware virtual office is an office that gives a business person a "virtual" presence in Delaware. We'll provide an 8-page written office lease that will give you the necessary "proof of location" in Delaware. Our Delaware virtual office also includes a Delaware (302 area code) phone and fax number. The phone number can be forwarded to any number in the world. Or you can elect to have your calls forwarded to a voice mail system for email retrieval. Our Delaware virtual office requires an additional fee.
What is OFAC?
OFAC is an abbreviation for Office of Foreign Asset Control. OFAC is a division of the U.S. Treasury. In 2017, Delaware began requiring that all registered agents in Delaware begin screening entity names and personal names against the OFAC database. We are in full compliance with OFAC and State of Delaware regulations.
If I want to use Delaware Business Incorporators, Inc., what address should I use?
Our registered agent name and office is:
Delaware Business Incorporators, Inc.
3422 Old Capitol Trail
Wilmington, Delaware, 19808
The registered agent is: DELAWARE BUSINESS INCORPORATORS, INC. If you plan on self-filing your LLC or corporation documents, you can list the above information on your formation certificate. For self-filers, please be sure to order our registered agent service.
Do you have a Youtube video on registered agent services?
Yes. We've prepared a brief Youtube video about our registered agent services.
What are the fees and costs associated with using your registered agent service?
We charge a flat registered agent fee of $100 per year for a U.S. billing address. If your billing address is outside of the U.S., we charge a flat registered agent fee of $120 per year. Your company would be invoiced on the anniversary month your company formation. For instance, if you incorporated, on April 18, 2018, your next invoice would be dated April 1, 2019. The registered agent service is not to be confused with your Delaware franchise tax. The franchise tax is due March 1 for corporations and June 1 for limited liability companies (LLC). If you're looking for the cheapest registered agent service, remember the old adage: "You get what you pay for."
Other related topics:
Form a Delaware LLC, Annual Report requirements, Delaware Good Standing Certificate, Virtual Office in Delaware, Corporation or LLC, Delaware Division of Corporations, Franchise Tax Due Dates, Online Account
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- Company Name Check Verification & Availability
- Preparation & Filing of Articles of Formation
- Same Business Day Processing
- Registered Agent (1st Year FREE)
- Email Reminders & Alerts
- Lifetime Customer Support
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