California Registered Agent Services

If you are considering starting a corporation or LLC, one of the first formalities you will have to fulfill is choosing a California registered agent. We at California Corporate Agents offer an unrivaled combination of professional registered agent services and affordable local expertise.

What is a California registered agent?

A registered agent is a person or company that is in charge of receiving any important legal and state documents on behalf of a business, including important mail from the state such as annual reports or statements, tax documents mailed from the state’s department of taxation, and Service of Process—also referred to as the Notice of Litigation, which initiates a lawsuit.

When you incorporate a business or register an existing company to transact business in other states, you are required to obtain a registered agent (known as a “service of process” in California) in your state of qualification or incorporation.

But a registered agent does not have to be just another box—and expense—that you check. California Corporate Agents offers affordable local registered agent services, including mail forwarding, use of our business address, secure online document storage, and plenty more. In short, we fulfill a legal requirement while also offering a ton of perks along with our registered agent service.

Our California Registered Agent Service Includes:

  •  Use of Our Permanent California Business Addres:. You will need an office that is open during regular business hours to satisfy the state’s requirements. If service of process is served upon your company at our office, we scan and upload your documents to your account within 24 hours. You will also benefit because when we list our address, your personal address does not become public record. This will also help you avoid a lot of junk mail.
  • Mail Forwarding: The address of a business’s registered office will usually receive all the legal paperwork associated with the particular company, which includes any documentation and any correspondence from the California Secretary of State or California Franchise Tax Board. We will scan and upload all government mail as part of the service.
  • Online Document Storage: For growing businesses, there is a lot of paperwork to keep track of, such as business minutes, reports to the state, Articles of Incorporation/Organization, and Bylaws or Operating Agreements. CCA’s local agents maintain up-to-date copies of all important documents (pre-populated with our information) should they be needed in the future. All documents, including service of process, are scanned and uploaded into a secure online account. You can access your online account anytime.
  • Business Compliance: CCA is familiar with all the necessary paperwork to keep a business fully compliant with its state. With our Business Compliance service, we will notify you immediately if your entity becomes suspended or revoked and remind you of the statement of officers/members, tax, and other important deadlines.
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  • 20+ Years of Professional Experience

    Since 2002, CCA serves as a registered agent to over 9,000 businesses.

  • State Certified Registered Agent

    We are certified by the California Secretary of State as an official registered agent under Section 1505.

  • Compliance Monitoring Included

    We will remind you of the annual reporting requirements and other important deadlines.

  • No Contracts or Hidden Fees

    Our registered agent fee is fixed at $50 per year – no price increases, ever.

Why do you need a professional registered agent?

Can your business benefit from the services provided by CCA? CCA’s Registered Agent Service can fully satisfy all the state’s demands on you and your business, allowing you to focus on running your business. Hiring our company as your registered agent is imperative if–

  • Your company uses a Post Office Box as your business address. You are not legally allowed to act as the registered agent for your business if you are using only a private mailbox or post office box as your address.
  • Your company works from a mobile office. If you don’t possess a permanent work site or if your business requires you to move around, CCA will ensure that all your essential documents reach you and your business wherever you may be.
  • Your company doesn’t have regular business hours – this is important because a registered agent must be available during regular business hours to accept important documents when delivered. As your professional registered agent service provider, CCA will make sure that you won’t miss any important notices.
  • Your company is incorporated in a state where you do not possess a physical location. Your business is legally required to have a registered agent with a physical address in the state that your business was incorporated. If you have CCA representing your business as your professional registered agent, this requirement is automatically satisfied.
  • You work from a home office. Since a registered agent’s address is a matter of public record, anyone, including marketers, can easily access it. Thus, most registered agents will receive your junk mail. You don’t have to be bothered with many unsolicited mailings when you enjoy CCA as your registered agent.
  • You change your addresses frequently. You are required to keep your registered agent address up-to-date with the state; changing your address requires a formal state filing and most likely a state fee.
  • You have privacy concerns. The local law enforcement usually is in charge of delivering a Service of Process to your business. It’s not ideal to have law enforcement show up at your home or business. You can avoid this embarrassing situation if you have CCA, who will ensure that you receive any Service of Process discreetly.

For over 15 years, CCA has helped business owners promptly receive any service of process and stay in good standing and compliance.