Colorado Registered Agent
Do Business the Right Way
A Colorado registered agent is a company or individual that represents a business by accepting service of process and legal notices on behalf of their clients. A registered agent in Colorado must keep regular business hours and maintain a registered office–a physical address within Colorado. The registered agent is responsible for forwarding all correspondence to clients in a timely manner. This provides the state with a reliable means of contacting all Colorado business entities.
With our Colorado registered agent service, get Privacy by Default®, business address, free mail forwarding, free Phone Service for 60 days, and local Corporate Guides®—only at Northwest.
Everything You Need To Know About Colorado Registered Agents:
What Do Colorado Registered Agents Do?
At minimum Colorado registered agents must accept documents on behalf of your business in Colorado and get them to you. They accept legal documents (service of process) and official mail at a 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 Colorado LLC, Colorado corporation or Colorado nonprofit will be sent
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 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?
File a Statement of Change Changing the Registered Agent Information form with the Colorado Secretary of State. (The “Change Changing” bit isn’t a typo—it’s just a weirdly-named filing.)
After you place an order with us, you’ll need to file the form online. All Colorado filings are done online. It’s a simple process, but for more info, see our guide on how to change your registered agent in Colorado.
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 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.
Colorado Registered Agent FAQs
Why Do I Need A Colorado 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 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 Your Colorado 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 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.
Should 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 Accept Service of Process?
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 Find A Colorado Company's 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.
How To Order Colorado 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 Colorado registered agent service once your business registration filing with the Colorado Secretary of State is complete.
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.
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 Colorado registered agent service or paying a bill but for keeping up with Colorado corporate compliance.