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About Your Iowa Registered Agent

Let’s talk a little bit about getting a registered agent in Iowa.

Explain it to me; what is a registered agent?

A registered agent, also known as a resident agent, is an entity located in the state of Iowa who is responsible for accepting legal documents on your behalf. Your registered agent is required to be present and available during standard business hours.

In a nutshell, who can perform the duties of a registered agent?

Your Iowa resident agent should be a company or person who is a lawful resident of the state. A registered agent must be present to accept legal documents during regular business hours. Iowa registered agents must furnish a lawful, business address within the state.

What qualities should I be looking for when selecting a registered agent?

Solid Background: You want to appoint a registered agent who is competent at what they’re doing, who’s been acting as a registered agent for several years and has a solid track record.

Dependability: You have to be able to trust your registered agent. You need to know that they will fulfill their duties and be accessible during regular business hours to receive service of process and other legal paperwork.

Reputation: Your Iowa registered agent must have a reputation for delivering legal paperwork and service of process in a reliable and timely manner. If they accept legal papers for you and fail to deliver them to you, your company could end up with a judgment against you in court and not even be aware that your company is party to a lawsuit.

Customer Relations: Let’s say you have a question about or you need to clarify some aspect of your company as it relates to the State. You don’t want to discuss it with someone reading off a script in a call center in some foreign country, you want to chat with a customer service rep who actually knows a thing or two about business registered agent service in Iowa.

Optional Services: In addition to basic registered agent service (by receiving your legal paperwork), check to see if your registered agent offers more services like: Pre-populated paperwork for your state filings, reminders for important filing deadlines and due dates, any other tools that will keep your company in good standing with the state.