California Registered Agents in Redding, California!
California Registered Agent Service – $39/year
- Registered agent service is not a side business — it’s what we do
- Includes a California business address you can use on your formation documents
- Legitimate commercial location (not a residential home address)
- Full set of compliance documents right in your online account
- Real-time document delivery and easy-to-access online records
- Our system is safe, simple, and secure (no Paypal)
- Instant service
California is a lucrative state for running a business. That’s why we have the largest economy in the country. But starting a business in California can be confusing. For example, when you form a business, you’re required to appoint a California registered agent. But sometimes a registered agent is called a statutory agent. Or an agent for service of process.
It doesn’t help that many California registered agents aren’t entirely legit. We know that plenty of registered agents in California are working out of their home. Do you trust your sensitive legal and tax information to someone working from home? Is it likely that individual has the resources to securely store your personal information?
You can find our local commercial California Registered Agent Inc. office right here in Redding. We like Redding. We’re in the county seat of Shasta County, up here in NorCal, far enough away from the tangled SoCal freeways that a person can relax a little and breathe.
Our employees are business filing experts. Call them up and see. They’ll chat with you about any business-related questions you have.
Furthermore, we maintain one of the most secure information systems in the business. We don’t use systems like PayPal and we don’t store your credit card information. Best of all? We don’t sell your information to third-party marketers. Ever. We just don’t think that’s right.
What we do is business filing and resident agent service. All day, every day. We’re here to help make your business a success any way we can. That’s our promise.
Do I Need a California Agent for Service of Process?
Under California Corporate Code 1505, all business entities registered in California are required to maintain a registered agent for service of process.
Your LLC or Corporation business filing will not be accepted by the Secretary of State without a California registered corporate agent.
The law was designed to ensure that businesses could be easily contacted for all official purposes by the Secretary of State and by the general public.
Is There a Difference Between Registered Agents, Corporate Agents and Statutory Agents?
In California registered agents go by a long list of different names:
- California Registered Corporate Agent
- California Agent for Service of Process
- California Resident Agent
- California Corporate Agent
- California Statutory Agent
Bottom line: each of these titles is the same thing: a registered agent. Despite the difference in names, the requirements and responsibilities are all the same.
What Does My California Registered Agent Do?
- Accept services of process and official mail on behalf of your business
- Notify you when they receive official mail, notifications or documents for your business
- Forward documents to you in a timely manner
- Maintain an in-state physical address (called a registered office)
- Remain open during regular business hours to accept any notices on behalf of your business
How Do I Change My Registered Agent to You?
To change your corporate agent you must file an Amended Statement of Information with the California Secretary of State.
You can file the amendment online but only if you are inside your normal filing period. California requires corporations to file a Statement of Information every year; if you filed your formation documents in June, your normal filing period would be June and the five months prior to June (January to May).
If you are not within your normal filing period, you must mail or hand-deliver the Amended Statement of Information.
LLCs must mail or hand-deliver the Amended Statement of Information to the Secretary of State’s office. LLCs file a Statement of Information biennially.
Do I Hire You Before or After I Form My Company?
Hire us first. In California, you must appoint your statutory agent on your formation paperwork. Our name and physical address must appear on those documents.
The California Secretary of State will reject your application if you do not appoint an agent for service of process.
Do I need a California Business Address?
Yes. When you file your articles of organization or formation, you’ll need to provide a business address on your filing. This requirement can be tricky for business owners who don’t work out of a commercial space and want to keep their home address private. Any address you list on your filings will become part of the public record. When you hire us, we’ll provide a California business address for you to use on your formation documents. Using our California business address will keep your home address private.
What is the Best Way to File My Formation Documents in California?
Hand delivery is the fastest method, but it’s not generally realistic for most filings. Unfortunately, California only lets domestic LLCs file online, so most business entities will need to drop their formation documents off or mail them in.
Secretary of State
1500 11th Street, 3rd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Secretary of State
PO Box 944228
Sacramento, CA 94244-2280