Colorado Registered Agent
When you choose Northwest as your Colorado Registered Agent, you get instant service, Privacy by Default®, a business address, and free mail forwarding. And if you want more, you can get a domain name, website, email, and phone number for free.
Want to learn more about what a registered agent does in Colorado? We'll explain the Colorado Secretary of State’s requirements, what your registered agent should do for you, and how to change your registered agent in Colorado.
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$125 a Year Every Year
Northwest is the choice of professionals for registered agent service.
- Same-Day Scans, Instant Notifications
- Privacy by Default®
- Business Address & Free Mail Forwarding
- Free Domain, Website, Email & Business Phone
What Is A Colorado Registered Agent?
A Colorado registered agent is a person or company that you designate to receive legal mail (like service of process) on behalf of your business. Registered agents exist to provide an official and reliable way to contact your business.
If your business is ever served with a lawsuit, the process server will deliver the paperwork directly to your registered agent. At that point, your business is legally considered “served.” The registered agent should then forward you your mail, quickly and securely.
Per state statutes (CO Code § 7-90-102), registered agents are legally required in Colorado. At a minimum, your registered agent must list a physical address on the public record and be present at that address during business hours. But ideally, your registered agent should do more.
Legal Requirements for Colorado Registered Agents
According to the Colorado Corporations and Associations Act (7-90-701), whether your business is a limited liability company (LLC) or corporation, the state of Colorado requires the same from its registered agents:
- Must be a Colorado resident or a company that provides registered agent services.
- Must maintain a registered office (a physical address in Colorado).
- Accept legal documents (service of process) during normal business hours.
- If an individual is appointed, he or she must be at least 18 years of age.
How Do I Change My Colorado Registered Agent?
Changing your registered agent is a straightforward process:
You’ll file a Statement of Change Changing the Registered Agent Information form with the Colorado Secretary of State.
If you place an order with us, the form will be available instantly. We’ll even pay and file the change of agent filing for you. All Colorado filings are done online.
It’s a simple process, but for more info, see our guide on how to change your Colorado registered agent.
Why Northwest Is the Best Registered Agent in Colorado
Our Colorado Registered Agent Service includes the tools you need to keep your business running without a hitch. When you hire Northwest as your registered agent, you get:
- Same-Day Scans: We scan your legal docs the same day we receive them and reach out if your essential mail goes unread.
- Privacy by Default®: We list our business address on public docs to keep your personal info safe. And unlike those other guys, we never sell your data.
- Corporate Guides®: Have questions? We have answers. Our guides are business experts whose sole job is to provide support for all your business questions.
And if you want more? Add free trials of any of these options at checkout:
- Domain Name: Choose a domain name from a list of popular extensions (like .com and .net).
- Website: We provide a pre-built business website, customizable using an open source platform.
- Business Email Address: Create up to 10 business email addresses of your choosing. They’ll end in your domain name for branding ease.
- Phone Number: Keep your personal line private by using a business phone number for client communications.
How to Order Colorado Registered Agent Service
You sign up online, clicking on one of the buttons or links that says “HIRE US.”
We’ll become your Colorado registered agent service after you make your business registration filing with the Colorado secretary of state.
We collect the first year of the registered agent service fee up front.
About a year later, we’ll send you an invoice for another year of Colorado registered agent service. If you want to keep using us, great; if you don’t, you can easily cancel.
We make it easy to add registered agent services in other states.
We make your account a real go-to resource for you, not just for Colorado registered agent service or paying a bill but for keeping up with corporate paperwork formalities like annual Colorado Periodical Reports.
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Colorado Registered Agent FAQs
Who Needs A Registered Agent In Colorado?
Can I Be My Own Registered Agent In Colorado?
Yes, you can be your own registered agent in Colorado. 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 Colorado 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 Colorado?
We accept and scan all of our Colorado clients’ documents on-site at our registered office in Boulder, CO.
Will You Let Me Know When My Colorado Periodic Report Is Due?
Absolutely! If you own an LLC or corporation in Colorado, you’ll need to file your CO periodic report each year. As part of our registered agent service, we’ll not only send you a reminder, but we’ll give you the form you need to file and instructions on how to file it.
Can I Use The Address Of Your Colorado Registered Office 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’ Mail Delivered To Your Colorado 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 Colorado?
You should hire us first and then form your LLC or corporation because the Colorado Secretary of State will reject your business registration filing if you don’t. You’ll find all the forms and instructions you need to complete your filing instantly after you place an order.
How Do Colorado Registered Agents Get Served?
Serving a registered agent is legal proof that you were notified. Regardless of whether you receive the documents your Colorado registered agent signs for on your business’ behalf, once they accept the documents, you’ve been notified. This is a serious responsibility that we do not take lightly. This is how it works:
- A process server, the county sheriff, or any third party will walk into our office and hand us the documents (service of process), which we sign for.
- The process server then gives an affidavit (a receipt of service) to the court as confirmation that they “served” us.
Note: If you’ve hired us, long before the server hands in their affidavit to the court, you’ve received your documents because we scanned them to your online account within minute of having been served.
How Do I Search For A Colorado Registered Agent?
- You can do a Colorado business name search.
- Type in the name of the company you’re searching for.
- In the results, you’ll find the registered agent’s name and registered office street address.
If you want to legally notify a business through their Colorado registered agent service, just send a certified letter directly to the registered agent name and registered office address.
How Do I Resign From Being A Registered Agent In Colorado?
In Colorado, to resign as a registered agent, you must submit a Statement of Change Regarding Resignation or Other Termination of Registered Agent online with the Colorado Secretary of State. For a more detailed walkthrough, you can refer to our guide on how to resign as a registered agent in Colorado.