Registered Agent In Ohio Info
Let’s talk a little bit about finding a registered agent in Ohio.
What is the reason for registered agents in the first place?
When I was a kid, you just tended the farm and paid your taxes to the lord of the land. Eventually, economies evolved, new business forms like limited liability companies and corporations emerged. These types of company structures were created to protect business owners from liabilities and provide tax advantages. Companies are given standing that is disconnected from the person or persons who start them. Sadly, it didn’t take very much time for owners to figure out that they could stay away from business lawsuits by personally steering clear of servers of process. So, to close that loophole, most States require companies to designate a “registered agent.”
In a nutshell, who can be a registered agent?
Your Ohio resident agent should be a company or person who is a legal citizen of the state. They must be present to receive service of process during normal business hours. Registered agents in Ohio have to provide a lawful, physical address within Ohio.
How can having a resident agent help my company?
First and foremost, appointing our registered agent service keeps your company in compliance with state law. In addition, we accept and scan any service of process, legal notice, letter, or annual report received into your online account locally here in Ohio. You receive instant notice of any paperwork scanned into your Ohio registered agent online account.
As an added service, we also keep track of your Ohio annual report due date and send you reminders with how-to links to file your report before your due date with Ohio.
What happens if I fail to maintain or don’t have a registered agent for my business?
Yes, there can be repercussions for not maintaining your registered agent in Ohio. Fees may or may not be assessed. Ohio may revoke your corporate or LLC legal status if you don’t maintain your Ohio registered agent.