Alabama Registered Agent
What is an Alabama Registered Agent?
Technically, an Alabama registered agent is an individual or business legally appointed on a company’s formation documents to accept service of process on behalf of the company should it be sued. What does that mean? Basically this: an Alabama registered agent receives official mail and notices on behalf of a business in Alabama. We’re the legal contact for businesses that appoint us to receive their official documents (tax and annual report notices) from the state, as well as legal materials like law suits should the business be sued. Once we receive a notice for a business, we scan and upload the document to their online account within minutes of receipt. When you hire us as your Alabama registered agent, you can rest assured all your documents will be received and uploaded instantly.
Same Price Every Year – $49 A Year Total – Secure Online Client Portal
Access to Tools and Business Forms – Fantastic Customer Service
Why You Need an Alabama Registered Agent:
All corporations and LLCs doing business in Alabama are required by state law to appoint a registered agent in Alabama. Alabama registered agents ensure the Secretary of State and state courts have a reliable way of contacting a corporation or LLC. An Alabama registered agent is necessary to maintain compliance in the state and remain in good standing.
Can I Be My Own Registered Agent in Alabama?
Yes, you can. In fact, most small business owners in Alabama act as their own registered agent. However, we’d argue that for $49 a year, hiring us as your Alabama registered agent will make your life as a business owner a lot easier. We are local and understand the ins and outs of Alabama business filings, and, to top it off, our service addresses the following concerns:
- Less paperwork
We keep all your notices and legal documents in one secure online account and send you notifications when action is required. That way you have a lot less paperwork to keep track of and can focus on running your business.
- Enhanced Privacy
If you list yourself as your business’ registered agent, you’ll likely need to list your home address as your business’ point of contact. If you do that, you’ll end up with a lot more solicitors, junk mail, and your personal contact information will be more vulnerable to data hackers and spammers scraping the Secretary of State’s website. When you hire us, we list our address and contact information—not yours.
- We Provide a Business Address
Web-based companies sometimes face problems when dealing with the bureaucracy of maintaining an online business that has no actual physical address. If an Internet company doesn’t want to list someone’s home address as the business address, they can hire us and use our address.
- Business Schedule
An Alabama registered agent is required to be available to receive notifications at their physical place of work during normal business hours. If you don’t keep normal business hours, this could lead to trouble. We’re at our office from 8 to 5 every weekday and solves any problems you may have accepting service of process during normal business hours.
- Doing Business in Multiple States
In each state your business operates, you’ll need to register with that state, and in every state you register, you need a registered agent with a physical location in that state. For this reason, many business owners choose to hire registered agent services in order to comply with state regulations and to be sure all important notices to the business are kept in one place, with their registered agent.
Alabama Registered Agent Requirements:
According to Alabama state code § 10A-1-5.31, all Alabama registerd agents, whether it’s an individual or a business, must:
- Have a physical address in Alabama where they can accept and receive service of process (notice of a lawsuit).
- Be open during business hours.
- Accept documents on your behalf and get them to you.
A commercial Alabama registered agent should also provide tools that help you maintain your company.
With Our Alabama Registered Agent Service:
You’ll also receive timely reminders to file your annual report, have a login into our database to see any documents we receive on your behalf, and get an email at the end of your service asking you if you’d like to renew. All service of process and important documents are uploaded into your online account immediately in full scan. It’s that simple.
We would love to have your business, and it actually means something to us. We’re not a huge company, but we have the resources in place to make sure we stay at the top of our game. You can get the President on the phone at any time, and our paralegals should be able to answer any question you might have about Alabama registered agent service, and incorporating in Alabama. Every company in Alabama is required to maintain an Alabama registered agent and Alabama registered office. We can accomplish this for you, and you won’t have a bunch of red tape and hidden fees with us. We just need your contact information so we know how to forward anything to you, and how to get a hold of you, when we need to. Thank you for your time and the opportunity to serve you.