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Indiana Registered Agent

Do Business the Right Way

An Indiana registered agent is appointed by a business to accept tax forms, state notices, and legal summons on its behalf. You designate an Indiana registered agent when you form a business and file formation documents with the Secretary of State. Both LLCs and corporations are legally required to have a registered agent. The Indiana registered agent must maintain a physical office in Indiana where service of process and certified documents can be reliably delivered during regular business hours. Once documents are accepted, they must be forwarded to the client in a timely manner.

With our registered agent service, get Privacy by Default®, free mail forwarding, free Phone Service for 60 days, and local Corporate Guides®—only at Northwest.


Everything You Need To Know About Indiana Registered Agents:

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

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

  • Indiana business forms

  • Business Entity Report reminders

  • All your scanned & stored documents

  • Easy access to all our business services

Do Business
the Right Way

See why the pros choose Northwest:

  • Same price every year

  • Free limited mail forwarding

  • Free 60-day trial of Phone Service
  • Privacy by Default®

  • Lifetime support from our Corporate Guides®

Indiana Registered Agent Service

$ 125 Per Year
Rated 4.5 / 5 stars by 231 clients on Google

What Do Indiana Registered Agents Do?

At minimum, Indiana registered agents need to:

  • Have a physical address in Indiana.
  • Be open during business hours.
  • Accept documents on your behalf 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 Indiana Registered Agent?

  1. You file a change of registered agent form. Hire us and we get listed as your Indiana registered agent.
  2. When you place an order with us, the change form is available immediately.

It is super easy, but for more specific info, you can read our change Indiana 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 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.
  • Northwest Phone Service: We know your business needs don’t stop at formation. That’s why we now offer Northwest Phone Service, a feature-packed virtual phone line that allows you to call and text your customers from any device. Our in-house Phone Service is just $9 monthly, with the first 60 days included FREE of charge when you hire us as your registered agent.
  • Free Credit Card Processing Consultation: Considering accepting credit and debit card payments? We can help you sort that out. When you hire us, you have the option to sign up for a complimentary in-house call with our card industry specialists who work with processors to negotiate low rates and better contracts on your behalf. Check out our Payment Processing Service page to learn more.
  • 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.

Indiana Registered Agent FAQs

Why Do I Need A Indiana Registered Agent?

  • To become a legitimate, registered Indiana business, the state requires that you appoint a registered agent.
  • The Secretary of State will reject your filing if you don’t appoint an Indiana registered agent.
  • Basically the general public needs a reliable way to send important mail or legal notices to every registered Indiana business.

Can I Be My Own Registered Agent In Indiana?

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

We scan all documents locally from our office in Indianapolis, IN. Then we upload them to client accounts, immediately.

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

Absolutely! We are the only national registered agent that allows our clients to list our addresses for everything when you are doing a filing with the Indiana Secretary of State. This way you keep your private address off of the public record.

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

You should hire us first and then do you business registration filing because you can’t form an Indiana corporation or LLC without an Indiana registered agent. You find all the forms and instructions you need to complete your filing instantly after you place an order.

How Do Indiana Registered Agents Get Served?

  • A process server, the sheriff, 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 that they “served” us.

Serving a registered agent is legal proof that you were notified. Regardless of whether or not you look at the docs or even get them from the Indiana registered agent services: you were notified. This is a serious responsibility and we don’t take it lightly.

How Do I Search For An Indiana Registered Agent?

  • You can start with an Indiana business name search.
  • Type in the company name you are trying to look up.
  • Look at the IN registered agent name and registered office street address.
  • If you want to legally notify someone through their Indiana registered agent service, just send a certified letter directly to the registered agent name and registered office address.


How To Order Indiana Registered Agent Service:

1
Step One

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

2
Step Two

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

3
Step Three

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

4
Step Four

About a year later, we’ll send you an invoice for another year of Indiana 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 Indiana registered agent service or paying a bill but for keeping up with Indiana corporate compliance.

Information Your Indiana Registered Agent Should Help You Understand:

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Business filings are submitted to the Indiana Secretary of State. Online filings use the state’s INBiz portal. Most filings are cheaper if submitted online.

  • Domestic LLCs and corporations cost $100 (roughly $98 online).
  • Foreign LLCs and corporations cost $125 (roughly $108 online).
  • Domestic nonprofits are $50 ($31 online), and foreign nonprofits are $75 ($41 online).
  • Businesses are required to file a Business Entity Report every two years. The report is $50 ($32 online). Nonprofits pay $20 ($22 online).

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