Alaska Registered Agent
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An Alaska registered agent is an individual or entity appointed by a business for the purpose of accepting legal notices, such as service of process, and other official business documents. The registered agent must have a registered office in Alaska and maintain regular business hours, ensuring that the state has a reliable way of contacting a business. Tax notifications and yearly charter renewals are sent by the state to the registered agent, who is then responsible for forwarding all documents to the business owner.
With our Alaska registered agent service, get Privacy by Default®, free mail forwarding, business address, and free Phone Service for 60 days, and local Corporate Guides®—only at Northwest.
Everything You Need To Know About Alaska Registered Agents:
What Do Alaska Registered Agents Do?
At a minimum, Alaska registered agents accept legal documents (service of process) and official mail at a designated location called a registered office. In other words, your registered agent’s address acts as the official place where any service of process and official mail for your Alaska LLC, Alaska corporation or Alaska nonprofit will be sent. It is very important that you comply with the requirements for a registered agent and registered office.
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.
What Are the Legal Requirements for Alaska Registered Agents?
According to Alaska State Code § Sec. 10.06.150, a registered agent must:
- Be able to accept legal documents during normal business hours, and get those documents to you.
- Have a physical, registered office address located within the state of Alaska. No P.O. Boxes.
- An AK registered agent must be a state resident or a company that provides registered agent services.
How Do I Change My Alaska Registered Agent?
There are two ways to change your registered agent in Alaska.
- Hire us and we’ll complete the change of agent form for you for free.
- Do it yourself and file a Change Registered Agent or Registered Agent Address with the Alaska Division of Corporations. The form costs $25 to file.
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 Anchorage 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.
Alaska Registered Agent FAQs
Why Do I Need An Alaska Registered Agent?
- State law requires all legitimate, registered businesses to appoint one.
- The secretary of state will reject your business filing if you don’t appoint a registered agent.
- A registered agent requirement gives the public and the state a reliable way to contact your business.
Can I be my own registered agent in Alaska?
Yes, you can be your own registered agent in Alaska. With that said, however, after considering the registered agent requirements most business owners elect to hire a registered agent service instead. Why? Well although being your own registered agent will cost you $0, an Alaska registered agent’s name and address becomes part of the public record. Additionally, the registered agent is required to be available to accept service of process during normal business hours 5 days a week.
Where Is Northwest’s Registered Office In Alaska?
Our office is in downtown Anchorage, AK, where we scan all documents locally and upload them to client accounts immediately.
Will You Let Me Know When My Alaska Biennial Report Is Due?
Yes! LLCs and corporations in Alaska are required to file a state report every other year. 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 Alaska Registered Office Address For Everything On My Business Filing?
Yes. We’re the only national registered agent 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 Alaska 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.
Should I Hire A Registered Agent Before Or After I Start My Business In Alaska?
You hire us first and then do your business registration filing with the Division of Corporations. The state won’t allow you to form an LLC or corporation without a registered agent. Plus, you’ll find all the forms and instructions you need to complete your Alaska filing instantly after you sign up.
How Do Alaska Registered Agents Get A Service of Process?
Serving process on a registered agent is legal proof that your company was notified. It doesn’t matter if the company sees the documents or even gets them from their registered agent. You were notified if your registered agent signs for the documents; this is a responsibility we take seriously.
- A sheriff, process server, or any third party will walk into our office and hand us legal papers (service of process).
- The process server then gives an affidavit to the court stating that they “served” us.
How Do I Find An Alaska Company's Registered Agent?
- Perform an Alaska business name search.
- Use the name of the company you’re trying to look up.
- Look at the AK registered agent’s name and registered address.
If you want to legally notify a business through their registered agent, simply send a letter as certified mail to the registered agent at their registered office address.
How Do I Resign From Being a Registered Agent in Alaska?
In Alaska, to resign as a registered agent, you need to submit two copies of the Registered Agent Notice of Resignation to the Alaska BCS. For a more detailed walkthrough you can refer to our guide on how to resign as a registered agent In Alaska.
How To Order Alaska Registered Agent Service:
You sign up online, clicking on one of the buttons or links that says “HIRE US.”
We collect the first year of the registered agent service fee up front.
For new businesses, we’ll become your Alaska registered agent service once your business registration filing with the Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing is complete.
About a year later, we’ll send you an invoice for another year of Alaska registered agent service. If you want to keep using us, great; if you don’t, you can easily cancel.
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.
We make your account a real go-to resource for you, not just for Alaska registered agent service or paying a bill but for keeping up with Alaska corporate compliance.
Information Your Alaska Registered Agent Should Help You Understand:
- The Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing offers a nice online system for domestic Alaska corporations. and LLCs The division charges $250 for these business entities, and you can look up your registered agent right there by entering in your business name via a free business name search.
- For foreign Alaska corporations or Alaska nonprofits, you can mail it in with a check payment, or fax it in, and then call with credit card information. The filing fee to qualify a foreign entity in Alaska is $350. You will need a registered agent located in Alaska. When mailing a foreign qualification in to the Alaska Division of Corporations, you need an original inked signature on the form. You only have to put our name down as your registered agent. We do not have to sign your filing, but you will need a registered agent.
- If you would like to file a foreign Alaska LLC, you can also use the online system. You will need an Alaska registered agent.
- The Alaska Division of Corporations provides no biennial report reminder for biennial reports. They cost $100 for domestic entities and $200 for foreign entities. They are always due on January 2nd of the odd or even year of when you filed. As your registered agent in Alaska, we provide biennial report reminders and resources to quickly and easily file your biennial reports.
- Alaska has no personal income tax, so declaring your company as an S corp has great benefits for your company and virtually becomes tax-free.
At Northwest, we can also form your LLC or form your corporation in Alaska 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®.