What is a Washington DC Registered Agent?

A Washington DC registered agent is a third-party appointed by a business to accept on its behalf legal notices issued by a court and official notifications sent by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. A registered agent in the District of Columbia may be either an individual residing in DC or a business entity registered in the District. A Washington DC registered agent must maintain a physical street address, called a registered office, and keep regular business hours. A registered agent is a point of contact between the business and the State for issues of compliance and good standing.