Delaware Registered Agent
Delaware Registered Agent Service
How Corporate Filing Solutions Makes Delaware Registered Agent Service Easy:
- Instant Delaware Registered Agent Service
Sign up online and get instant access to your Filing Solutions Portal. There you’ll find all the Delaware Division of Corporations PDF forms ready for use, pre-filled with our registered agent information, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to complete filings yourself directly with the state. If filing online with the DE SOS, we prompt you through the online filing process as well.
- You Choose Payment Frequency
When you hire us as your Delaware registered agent, you choose how often you want to pay. As you can see below, we charge less if you pay for more years of service in advance. Take a look:
Registered Agent Packages 1 Year $95 Per Year $95 Total 2 Years $85 Per Year $170 Total 3 Years $75 Per Year $225 Total 4 Years $65 Per Year $260 Total 5 Years $55 Per Year $275 Total Get a Registered Agent
- Instant Documents
We scan all your service of process and legal documents that we receive at our Delaware registered office to you the same day.
- No Additional Fees
The price listed as your annual service fee is what you pay. We have no additional fees for mail forwarding or processing. You can pay for many years up front if you desire less invoicing.
- Consolidation Made Simple
We always file your change of registered agent filing for free and cover the state fees, but you can use our services anywhere in the US. Our service gets better and easier the more corporate entities and state registrations you have. This is where our professional grade Filing Solutions Portal really shines.
- We’re a Boutique Law Firm Service Provider
We service corporate lawyers specializing in mergers, acquisitions, and corporate maintenance. As a direct consumer, you get the same professional grade tools that corporate law firms use.
- Ongoing Support
We send reminders specific to your corporate entity to help you maintain your company registration in Delaware yourself. Our goal is to make corporate forms easy by providing help along the way, but if at any point you just don’t want to deal with it, we charge a minimal fee to pick up where you left off. We file with the state, scan the filed copy into your account, and return it to you in an expedited time frame. It’s what we do. You can add any kind of corporate filing in your Filing Solutions Portal.
- Powerful Corporate Filings Portal
You can enter your corporate information one time with our Filing Solutions Portal and then generate any corporate filing you may need to do: formations, registrations, annual reports, meeting minutes, operating agreements, stock certificates, and much more. We include instant steps and tools to do corporate filings yourself, or you can easily hand them off to us to complete and file.
Customized Registered Agent Service in Delaware
We understand every client may be different, so we try hard not to cram you into our box. You tell us how to customize your registered agent service experience, and the odds are your filing solutions portal already has the ability to do just what you’ve dreamed of:
- Want us to notify your lawyer whenever we accept service of process?
- Want us to notify a business partner or spouse?
- How often do you want annual report notifications?
- What kind of compliance update method do you prefer?
- Want to list our registered office address on your state business filings?
- Want to receive mail at our office?
A Real Solution
At our Corporate Filing Solutions Delaware office, our goal is to provide you a solution, not an invoice. It’s not really just our goal though, it’s our bloodline… Solutions is our last name. Making corporate filings easy isn’t just our wheelhouse, it’s literally our domain.
Delaware Registered Agent FAQ
Yes. All business entities either formed or registered in the State are required by law to continuously maintain a Delaware registered agent and a registered office. This is described in Del. Code tit. 8, c. 3§ 132.
The only business not required to have and maintain a Delaware registered agent is a sole proprietorship, which is not a business entity but simply an individual.
Yes. An individual can serve as their own Delaware registered agent, but the individual must meet the legal requirements:
- Be a legal adult and a resident of the state of Delaware
- Be generally present at a designated, physical location within the State at sufficiently frequent times to accept service of process
It is important to realize that serving as your own registered agent requires two things: a physical office location and maintaining regular business hours. If you do not have a physical business office, you must list your residence in Delaware. The name and physical address of a Delaware registered agent is listed in the public record.
A Delaware registered agent is designated on the formation paperwork filed with the Division of Corporations when you first form or register a business in the State. Your formation documents will be rejected if they do not include a registered agent appointment.
Formation and Registration Documents:
- Delaware LLC: Certificate of Formation
- Delaware Corporation: Certificate of Incorporation
- Foreign LLCs Qualifying in Delaware: Certificate of Registration
- Foreign Corporations Registering in Delaware: Qualification Certificate of Foreign Corporation
Delaware state law states that any registered agent service representing more than 50 entities qualifies as a “commercial registered agent.” A commercial registered agent must fulfill the same duties as a noncommercial agent. However, there are additional responsibilities.
A Delaware commercial registered agent must:
- Maintain a principal residence or place of business in the State
- Maintain a Delaware business license
- Be generally present at their registered office during normal business hours
- Provide the Secretary of State, upon request, with identifying information concerning clients to enable the Secretary fo State to contact the clients
State statutes Del. Code tit. 8, c. 3 § 132 lay out the Delaware Division of Corporations registered agent requirements: a Delaware registered agent must be one of the following: a resident of the state; a domestic business entity; or a foreign business entity. Agents must maintain a registered office inside the state and be open at sufficiently frequent times to accept certified documents. An agent must accept business documents and forward them in a timely manner to clients.
State laws allow these individuals and entities to be hired as your Delaware registered agent company:
- An individual resident of Delaware
- A domestic or foreign corporation
- A domestic or foreign partnership
- A domestic or foreign LLC
- A domestic or foreign statutory trust
All foreign entities must be authorized to transact business in Delaware.
To change your Delaware registered agent, you must first hire a new agent. After you have retained the services of a new registered agent, you must file a Change of Agent form with the Delaware Division of Corporations.
The filing fee is $50. Change of Agent forms are specific to the business entity. You must complete an accompanying Filing Cover Memo form and include it with your filing.
Delaware Division of Corporations Registered Agent Change of Agent Forms:
- DE Corporation: Certificate of Change of Registered Agent/Office
- DE LLC: Certificate of Amendment Changing Only the Registered Office/Agent
§ 131 Registered office in State; principal office or place of business in State.
(a) Every corporation shall have and maintain in this State a registered office which may, but need not be, the same as its place of business.
(b) Whenever the term “corporation’s principal office or place of business in this State” or “principal office or place of business of the corporation in this State,” or other term of like import, is or has been used in a corporation’s certificate of incorporation, or in any other document, or in any statute, it shall be deemed to mean and refer to, unless the context indicates otherwise, the corporation’s registered office required by this section; and it shall not be necessary for any corporation to amend its certificate of incorporation or any other document to comply with this section.
(c) As contained in any certificate of incorporation or other document filed with the Secretary of State under this chapter, the address of a registered office shall include the street, number, city, county and postal code.
Delaware Division of Corporations
John G Townsend Bldg.
401 Federal Street STE 4
Dover, DE 19901
PO Box 898
Dover, DE 19903