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Connecticut Registered Agent

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A Connecticut registered agent is an individual resident of Connecticut or a business registered in the state that acts as an official point of contact for its clients. The registered agent accepts service of process, legal correspondence and official state notices, and delivers them promptly to the client. Every registered agent in Connecticut is required to have a registered office (a physical street location) and keep normal business hours.

With our Connecticut 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 Connecticut Registered Agents:

  1. Get Connecticut Registered Agent Service
  2. What Do Connecticut Registered Agents Do?
  3. Legal Requirements for Connecticut Registered Agents
  4. How Do I Change My Connecticut Registered Agent?
  5. What Makes Northwest Different From Other Services?
  6. Connecticut Registered Agent FAQs
  7. How To Order Registered Agent Service
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  • Connecticut business forms

  • Annual report reminders

  • All your scanned & stored documents

  • Easy access to all our business services

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  • Same price every year

  • Free limited mail forwarding

  • Free 60-day trial of Phone Service
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  • Lifetime support from our Corporate Guides®

Connecticut Registered Agent Service

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What Do Connecticut Registered Agents Do?

At a minimum, Connecticut registered agents:

  • Accept documents on behalf of your business in Connecticut and get them to you.
  • Maintain a physical address (no PO Boxes) in the state of where they accept legal documents (service of process) and official mail. This location is called a registered office.
  • Keep normal business hours.

In other words, your registered agent’s address acts as the official place where any service of process and official mail for your Connecticut LLCConnecticut corporation or Connecticut 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.

How Do I Change My Connecticut Registered Agent?

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 Glastonbury 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.

Connecticut Registered Agent FAQs

Why Do I Need A Connecticut Registered Agent?

The state requires all Connecticut registered businesses to appoint a Connecticut registered agent. The Secretary of State – Commercial Recording Division will reject your business filing if you don’t appoint a registered agent. Basically, the registered agent requirement exists so the state and general public have a reliable way to contact your business.

Can I Be My Own Registered Agent In Connecticut?

Yes, you can be your own registered agent in Connecticut. 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 Connecticut 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 Connecticut?

We accept and scan all of our Connecticut clients’ documents on-site at our registered office in Glastonbury, CT.

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

Absolutely! If you own an LLC or corporation in Connecticut, you’ll need to complete your CT 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 Connecticut 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 Connecticut 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 Connecticut?

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

How Do Connecticut Registered Agents Get Served?

Service on your registered agent is legal proof that you were notified. Regardless of whether you actually receive the documents your Connecticut registered agent signs for, 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 Northwest, you’ve received your documents long before the process server hands in their affidavit to the court—because we scanned them to your online account within minutes of having been served.

How Do I Search For A Connecticut Registered Agent?

You can do a Connecticut 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 Connecticut 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 Connecticut?

In Connecticut, to resign as a registered agent, you must submit two copies of the Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent and payment for processing by mail, fax or in-person to the Connecticut Secretary of the State’s Commercial Recording Division. For a more detailed walkthrough, you can refer to our guide on how to resign as a registered agent in Connecticut.

How To Order Connecticut Registered Agent Service:

Step One

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

Step Two

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

Step Three

For new businesses, we’ll become your Connecticut registered agent service once your business registration filing with the Connecticut Secretary of State is complete.

Step Four

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

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.

Step Six

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

Information Your CT Registered Agent Should Help You Understand:

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  • A domestic Connecticut LLC will cost $120 to file. The annual reports for a domestic Connecticut LLC are $80.
  • If you are filing a domestic Connecticut corporation, it will cost you $150 for the first report, and $250 for the certificate of incorporation. The annual report for a domestic corporation is $150 and is due on the anniversary of your initial filing.
  • A foreign corporation will cost $385 to file. You’lll have a $435 annual report due on your filing anniversary. You will need to appoint a Connecticut registered agent.
  • A foreign LLC will cost $120 to file. Like the domestic LLC, this will have an annual report due at its anniversary and have an $80 filing fee. A Connecticut foreign LLC is required to maintain a registered agent.

Connecticut Secretary of State filings can be mailed in and paid with a check or faxed in and paid with a credit card. The signatures do not have to be originals. Some filings can also be done online. All filings take about 3-5 business days to get completed. The state has 24-hour expediting for $50 as well.

At Northwest, we can also form your LLC or form your corporation in Connecticut 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®.