California Agent for Service of Process
Fast and affordable registered agent service from California business experts
In addition to being your local agent for service of process (a.k.a. registered agent) in California, we provide immediate service, a California business address for your filings, pre-populated forms in your secure online account, and filing instructions on the quickest and cheapest ways to make filings in California.
And whether you’re registering an out of state entity for a certificate of authority or you’re forming a domestic California corporation or LLC, you’ll need a California agent for service of process. You might as well hire the local company that offers low-cost, high-quality local service.
That’s exactly what we provide. We’re local agents for service of process who keep overhead down by just focusing on what we do well: California business. Because our local business experts have been working solely on California businesses for years, we can put that expertise to use by making the process to start a company as quick, easy, and accurate as possible.
Since we know that desire to get things done immediately, we try to make our process the same way for our clients. Our goal is that you spend 5-10 minutes with us signing up, and then have what you need immediately and actually know what to do with it. The state forms are all pre-populated with our information on them. You’ll notice links we’ve collected to state agencies like the California Secretary of State, California State Franchise Tax Board, and Department of Licensing. You’ll find links to things like state online filing options, taxes, certificate ordering, and so on. We provide a California business address for you to use on your Articles of Organization or Incorporation, so you can keep your own address off the public record. And we’ll help you establish your business presence with a business domain, website, email address, and phone number.
You can see our legal address on any page of our site. We’re not a random website. We’re a California business that pays tax and legally operates in California. We have no hidden fees, no forwarding fees and we don’t do anything weird.
What does a California agent for service of process do?
A California agent for service of process helps keep local California businesses in good standing with the California Secretary of State by acting as your agent for service of process. We will send you timely reminders to file your California annual and biennial reports, and you can always track your due dates in your online agent for service of process account.
We do not have to sign your forms as your agent for service of process. If you sign up for service you’ll receive all the necessary forms pre-populated with our California agent for service of process information on them to make your filings with the California Secretary of State immediately. You will have what you need, AND understand what to do with it, in less than 10 minutes. In California, the Secretary of State does not require that signatures on documents be originals. If you’re changing agent for service of process to us, you have to refile a Statement of Information. Corporations can do so online: https://businessfilings.sos.ca.gov
What does California Agent for Service of Process’s service include?
Our California agent for service of process service includes:
- Timely reminders to file your California biennial and annual reports.
- A California business address
- You’ll have an online account to log into at any time to view, download and/or store your important California documents.
- Your own business domain and email address that domain.
- A business website you control on an open-source platform that doesn’t sell your data.
- A direct business line to a local phone number you can use with an internet connection on our iOS or Android apps or your computer.
- You’ll get an email and invoice asking you to pay us again after a year. You don’t automatically get charged.
- All California service of process and important documents are uploaded into your online account, locally and immediately.
California Filing Requirements
If you’re registering a foreign entity in California, don’t forget that you will need a certificate of good standing from your home state when filing a certificate of authority as a foreign LLC or foreign corporation in California. Here are some of the home state fees from states that businesses are commonly from:
- Arizona: $45
- Oregon: $10
- Nevada: $50
Filings can be made online, by mail, or by walking into the Secretary of State’s office. Upon signing up for California agent for service of process service, you’ll find all the forms you need to make your filing, pre-populated with our California agent for service of process information, in your online account.
Once registered to do business in California, domestic and foreign LLCs and domestic corporations are required to file an initial report (California Statement of Information) within 90 days of the filing.
LLCs must file biennial reports due by the last day of the anniversary month of their original filing. Corporations file annual reports due by the last day of their anniversary month. Reports cost $20 for LLCs and $25 for corporations. Both Statement of Information filings can be filed online.
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Thank you for looking at our California Agent for Service of Process service. We would love to have your business. We’re not a huge company, but this is all we do, and we try to be the best California agent for service of process you can find. We try to provide the same helpful resources to you, that help us run our business. Because we actually pay taxes and fees in California, we can keep our resources as up to date as possible. You can contact our customer service team with any question you might have about California agent for service of process service and incorporating in California. Every company in California is required to maintain a California agent for service of process and California registered office. Thank you for the opportunity to earn your business.