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Maine Registered Agent Service

Do Business the Right Way

A Maine registered agent is any resident or business that maintains a registered office (physical location) in Maine and is willing to accept service of process (notice of a lawsuit) and official mail on the behalf of a business. Maine registered agents are sometimes referred to as Maine Commercial Clerks. Once the registered agent has accepted the legal notice on behalf of a Maine company, it is their responsibility to forward the notice to the responsible parties (the business owners). Maine registered agents create a reliable way to contact any business in Maine.

For your company’s registered agent service, get Privacy by Default®, free mail forwarding, and local Corporate Guides®—only at Northwest.


Everything You Need To Know About Maine Registered Agents:

  1. Get Maine Registered Agent Service
  2. What Do Maine Registered Agents Do?
  3. Legal Requirements for Maine Registered Agents
  4. How Do I Change My Maine Registered Agent?
  5. What Makes Northwest Different From Other Services?
  6. Maine Registered Agent FAQs
  7. How To Order Registered Agent Service
Instant registered agent service in Maine with Northwest Registered Agent

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Sign up & immediately get a secure account where you’ll find:

  • Maine business forms

  • Annual report reminders

  • All your scanned & stored documents

  • Easy access to all our business services

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See why the pros choose Northwest:

  • Same price every year

  • No extra fees or upsells

  • Free limited mail forwarding

  • Privacy by Default®

  • Lifetime support from our Corporate Guides®

Maine Registered Agent Service

$125 Per Year
Rated 4.7 / 5 stars by 123 clients on Google

What Do Maine Registered Agents Do?

Maine registered agents, at minimum, accept documents on behalf of your business at a specified location in the state (known as a registered office).  and get them to you.

However, the right registered agent service can do much more. At Northwest, we go above and beyond the minimum to ensure top speed, security, privacy and support.

How Do I Change My Maine Registered Agent?

You have to file the Statement of Change form for your entity type. Submit the signed original change of agent/clerk form and the attached Filer Contact Cover Letter to the Maine SOS by mail or in person. It can get a little complicated, for more information check out our Change Maine Registered Agent page.

What Makes Northwest Different From Other Services?

At Northwest, we do business the right way. We’re dedicated to getting you your docs fast, protecting your privacy and offering you support. Here’s how:

  • Same-Day Scans, Instant Notifications: We accept and scan your docs at our local Portland office the same day. We notify you instantly and reach out to you if your essential mail goes unread.
  • Privacy by Default®: We automatically minimize the exposure of and access to your personal data. If we can put our address on a public doc instead of yours, we do. If we don’t have to list your personal info, we don’t. We have tough privacy policies to keep your data safe and private. And we never sell your data.
  • Free Limited Mail Forwarding: Of course we’ll get you your state and legal mail. That’s our job. But what if we get some of your regular business mail? It happens a lot—clients and businesses trying to connect with you via your registered agent. We scan 5 documents per year for FREE. We can also scan additional mail at a per document rate of $15.
  • Corporate Guides®: Have questions? We have answers. Our guides are business experts whose sole job is to provide phone and email support for all your toughest business questions.

Maine Registered Agent FAQs

Why Do I Need A Maine Registered Agent?

  • Maine requires that all registered businesses appoint a registered agent.
  • Your business registration filing will be rejected by the Maine Division of Corporations if you do not appoint a registered agent.
  • Essentially, the Maine registered agent requirement exists so the government and general public have a dependable method in place to contact your business.

Where Is Northwest’s Registered Office In Maine?

We accept and scan all of our Maine clients’ documents on-site at our registered office in Portland, ME.

Will You Let Me Know When My Maine Annual Report Is Due?

Absolutely! If you own an LLC or corporation in Maine, you’ll need to complete your ME annual report. As part of our registered agent service, we’ll not only send you a reminder, but we’ll make sure you have access to all the forms and instructions you need to stay compliant.

Can I Use Your Maine Registered Office Address For Everything On My Business Filing?

Definitely! We’re the only national registered agent service that allows our clients to list our address for everything when you’re doing a filing to keep your private address off public records.

Can I Have My Business’s Mail Delivered To Your Maine Office?

We don’t want ALL of your business mail. It’s not what we do. And it wouldn’t serve you well. You wouldn’t have unique address or suite number. Any mail we receive on your behalf would come to to Northwest Registered Agent, care of you.

But we understand that businesses and clients sometimes reach out to you through your registered agent. Through us. That’s why we give you 5 FREE scans of regular business mail a year. You can request any additional documents to be forwarded at a per document rate of $15.

Do I Hire A Registered Agent Before Or After I Start My Business In Maine?

You should hire us first and then form your Maine LLC or corporation because the state will reject your business registration filing if you don’t list your registered agent. You’ll find all the forms and instructions you need to complete your filing instantly after you place an order.

How Do I Find A Maine Company's Registered Agent?

If you want to deliver service of process or certified mail to a business in main, just send it to the company’s registered agent at the registered office address.

  1. You can do a Maine business name search.
  2. Type in the name of the company you’re searching for.
  3. In the results, you’ll find the registered agent’s name and registered office street address.


How To Order Maine Registered Agent Service:

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Step One

You sign up online, clicking on one of the buttons or links that says “HIRE US.”

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Step Two

We collect the first year of the registered agent service fee up front.

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Step Three

For new businesses, we’ll become your Maine registered agent service once your business registration filing with the state is complete.

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Step Four

About a year later, we’ll send you an invoice for another year of Maine registered agent service. If you want to keep using us, great; if you don’t, you can easily cancel.

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Step Five

With offices in every state, we make it easy to add registered agent services anywhere in the country. We don’t farm out work (or your info) to other companies—wherever you are, WE are your registered agent.

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Step Six

We make your account a real go-to resource for you, not just for Maine registered agent service or paying a bill but for keeping up with Maine corporate compliance.

Information Your Maine Registered Agent Should Help You Understand:

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  • Documents for starting and maintaining your business are filed with the Maine Secretary of State.
  • Domestic LLCs cost $175 to file, and domestic corporations are $145.
  • Foreign LLCs and corporations cost $250 to register.
  • Domestic nonprofits are $40, and foreign nonprofits are $45.
  • Each year by June 1st, you’ll also need to file an annual report. Domestic LLCs and corporations pay $85, and foreign LLCs and corporations pay $150. Nonprofits pay a $35 filing fee.

At Northwest, we can also form your LLC or form your corporation in Maine for $100 plus state fees. As part of our commitment to Privacy by Default®, we put our business address on your filings to better protect your privacy. And you always have the support of our Corporate Guides®.