What is a Registered Agent?
In most states, it is necessary for a corporation to have a Registered Agent who maintains a registered office within the state of incorporation. This Registered Office may be at an address that differs from the Corporation's business address, which may or may not be located within the state of incorporation.
In most cases, you may act as the Registered Agent for your corporation, as long as your Registered Address is within the state of incorporation. Please be advised that this address may not, under any circumstances, be a post office box.
Why do I need a Registered Agent?
The primary purpose of having a Registered Agent/Office is to provide potential claimants against your corporation with a person whose location is available in the public record and who may accept service of process on behalf of the corporation. Also, tax notices and other official documents are usually forwarded to the Registered Agent/Office.