The law has made it necessary that every jurisdiction, where a new Corporation, Limited-Liability Company, Limited Partnership, Foreign Filing or any other corporate entity is formed, should have a Resident Agent, who is duly located in that jurisdiction.
The main function of the Resident Agent, as per Articles of the incorporation of any organization or corporation, is to accept all legal documents and notifications on behalf the organization or corporation. The Registered Agent also informs and tracks, when annual report is due and about periodically filings, which are essential for the incorporation.
It is necessary for all corporations and limited liability companies (LCC) to choose the registered agent from specific jurisdiction. It is also essential that the Resident Agent should be available at the physical street address within the state during business hours. Thus, one should choose a reliable company or entity, who shall act as a Registered Agent for the corporation and Certificate of Acceptance of Resident Agent is duly provided to him.
A Resident agent should list its address as the principal business place for the legal entity. It is also to be noted that any substitution of Resident Agent by another Registered Agent, needs using of Secretary of State’s form, which is easily available on the Secretary of State’s web site or by fax.
Below given Certificate of Acceptance of Resident Agent can be used for the appointment of Resident Agent, though different state may have different requirements:
Certificate of Appointment & Acceptance of Resident Agent
STATE OF_________________ PROBATE COURT
IN RE THE ESTATE OF:____________
Certificate of Appointment &Acceptance of Resident Agent
I. Appointment of Resident Agent
Whereas, I_________ of________ in the County of_______ and State of________, having been appointed_________ for the estate of the above named decedent; and
Whereas, I am not a resident of the State of_____________ and it is necessary according to the laws of the State of ____________ that I appoint an agent upon whom service of legal process may be made;
Therefore, I appoint_____________, of __________(town
of residence) as my agent to accept service of any legal documents in this proceeding.
II. Acceptance of Appointment
I accept the appointment as the resident agent.