Michigan Resident Agent

Michigan Registered Agent Service

A Michigan Registered Agent will be the communication contact between the government and your Michigan LLC or Michigan Corporation. What this means is the state will send a renewal notice or compliance notice to the registered agents office address in Michigan. A process server trying to deliver court paperwork to your Michigan business will take them to your Michigan Registered Agents official office in Michigan.

Michigan Registered Agent service is needed by all those who want to file a new LLC or Corporation in Michigan. 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 Michigan 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 Michigan 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.


Why Corporate Filing Solutions for Registered Agent in Michigan

  • Instant Michigan Registered Agent Service
    Sign up online and get instant access to your filing solutions portal.  There you’ll find all Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
    Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau
    Corporations Division
     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 with the Michigan SOC online, we prompt you through the online filing process as well.
  • You Choose Payment Frequency
    When you hire us as your Michigan registered agent, you choose how often you want to pay. And as you can see below, we charge less if you pay for more years of service in advance. Take a look:
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 Michigan 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 and processing. You can pay for many years up front if you want less invoicing.
  • Consolidation Made Simple
    We always file your change of commercial clerk filing for free and cover the state fees, but you can use our registered agent service in any US state. 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 Michigan 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 portal 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. You can then generate any corporate filing you may need to do: formations, registrations, annual reports, meeting minutes, operating agreements, stock certificates and more. We include instant steps and tools to do corporate filings yourself, or you can easily hand them off to us to deal with the logistics of getting your filings across the finish line.


Change Michigan Registered Agent

Steps to Change Your Registered Agent in Michigan

  1. Hire a New Registered Agent: The first thing you need to do is hire or appoint a new Michigan registered agent. You cannot change agents without designating a new one.
  2. File a Certificate of Change: To change your Michigan registered agent, you submit a Certificate of Change of Registered Office and/or Change of Resident Agent to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. There is a $5 filing fee.
  3. Wait for Processing: Processing takes between five and seven business days. There are expedite options available for additional fees. Once processing is complete, your information will be changed on the records kept by the Corporations, Securities and Commercial Licensing Bureau.
Form to File Certificate of Change
Fee $5
Filing Agency Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Processing Time 5 to 7 Business Days
Expedite Yes
Online Filing No

What is the Difference Between a Registered Agent and Resident Agent?

There is no difference between a registered and resident agent. They perform the same services and meet the same legal standards. There are simply different names for the same service.


Can You Be My Michigan Registered Agent for More Than One of My Businesses?

Yes. We can serve as your Michigan registered agent for as many businesses as you need, both in Michigan and in any other state. We manage a network of local offices throughout the country and provide service to clients across the nation.


What Are the Expedite Options?

There are multiple expedite options:

  • 24-Hour: $100
  • Same Day: $200 (must be received by 1:00 p.m. EST)
  • 2-Hour: $500 (must be received by 3:00 p.m. EST)
  • 1-Hour: $1000 (must be received by 4:00 p.m. EST)


Who Has to Sign My Certificate of Change?

For corporations, an authorized officer or agent must sign. For LLCs, a manager, member or authorized agent.


Why Hire Corporate Filing Solutions for Michigan Registered Agent Service?

Starting your LLC or Corporation in Michigan shouldn’t be a hassle or a time consumer. That’s why we offer Filings Made Easy™ to make starting a Limited Liability Company or Corporation in Michigan super easy with our Michigan Registered Agent service.

Hire us and relax while our filing experts form your new Michigan LLC or INC. Our staff will process orders the same business day as they are received. To make things even easier, we bundle the first year of registered agent service and ensure your Michigan LLC or Corp comes fully equipped and ready to do its job.

Start your LLC Or Corporation in Michigan and get Registered Agent service for as low as $55.

Michigan Resident Agent FAQ

What Does a Michigan Resident Agent Do?

As your Michigan resident agent, we are responsible for accepting service of process, legal correspondence and other official mail on behalf of your Michigan business. We maintain a registered office in the state where we accept these documents and other certified mail for your company. When service of process arrives, we upload it into your online account for you to view and contact you the same day.

Michigan registered agent service helps ensure that your business maintains compliance with state law and is properly notified in the event that your company is sued.

How Do I Appoint a Michigan Resident Agent?

A Michigan registered agent is appointed on your formation or registration documents, which are submitted to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. You make the designation on the following forms:

  • Michigan Corporation: Articles of Incorporation
  • Michigan LLC: Articles of Organization
  • Foreign Businesses: Application for Certificate of Authority
Am I Required to Have a Michigan Registered Agent?

Yes. The Michigan Business Corporation Act requires all business entities to designate and continuously maintain both a registered office and a resident agent in Michigan in order to transact business. You cannot form a domestic entity or register a foreign (out-of-state) company without one.

What Is the Difference Between a Resident and Registered Agent?

There is no difference between these two terms. They refer to the same service. You may hear other terms as well: agent for service of process, statutory agent, commercial registered agent, etc. All of these terms refer to the same service.

Who Can Be a Michigan Resident Agent?

The Michigan Business Corporation Act allows for the following to be designated as a Michigan registered agent:

  • An individual resident of the state
  • A domestic corporation or LLC
  • A foreign corporation or LLC registered to do business in Michigan

Every Michigan resident agent must have a business office or residence that is the same as the address of their registered office (this cannot be a PO box).

What If I Don't Maintain a Michigan Resident Agent?

Michigan state law requires that you appoint and maintain a registered agent. You cannot form a business without one. Once your business is formed, you will have to maintain an agent from year to year. If you do not, your company can be administratively dissolved by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

My Michigan Resident Agent Resigned. What Now?

If your Michigan resident agent resigns, you have 30 days to appoint a new registered agent. If you fail to do so, your company can be administratively dissolved by LARA.

Read the Michigan State Statute

450.1241 Registered office and resident agent required; address.

Sec. 241.

(1) Each domestic corporation and each foreign corporation authorized to transact business in this state shall have and continuously maintain in this state both of the following:

(a) A registered office, which may be the same as its place of business.

(b) A resident agent. A resident agent may be an individual resident of this state; a domestic corporation or limited liability company; or a foreign corporation or limited liability company authorized to transact business in this state.

(2) The address of the business office or residence of a resident agent must be the same as the address of the registered office.

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Contact


Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau
Corporations Division
PO Box 30054
Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: 517-373-1820