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A Louisiana registered agent is a resident or company that maintains a physical registered office address in Louisiana and is willing to accept legal documents and official mail on behalf of a business. All business entities registered in the state are legally required to have a Louisiana registered agent.

With our Louisiana 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 Louisiana Registered Agents:

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

  • Annual report reminders

  • All your scanned & stored documents

  • Easy access to all our business services

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Louisiana Registered Agent Service

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What Do Louisiana Registered Agents Do?

At minimum, Louisiana registered agents accept documents on behalf of your business in Louisiana 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 Louisiana LLCLouisiana corporation or Louisiana 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 Louisiana Registered Agent?

There are two ways to change your registered agent in Louisiana.

  1. Hire us and we’ll complete the change of agent form for you for free.
  2. Do it yourself and file a Notice of Change of Registered Agent and/or Registered Office form with the Louisiana Secretary of State.

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.

Louisiana Registered Agent FAQs

Why Do I Need A Louisiana Registered Agent?

  • The state requires all Louisiana registered businesses to appoint one.
  • The Secretary of State 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 Louisiana?

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

We accept and scan all of our Louisiana clients’ documents on-site at our registered office in Baton Rouge, LA.

Can I Use Your Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana?

You should hire us first and then form your LLC or corporation because the Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana Registered Agent?

  • You can do a Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana?

In Louisiana, to resign as a registered agent, you need to submit a Statement of Registered Agent Resignation with the Arkansas SOS. For a more detailed walkthrough, you can refer to our guide on how to resign as a registered agent in Louisiana.

How To Order Louisiana 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 Louisiana registered agent service once your business registration filing with the Louisiana Secretary of State is complete.

Step Four

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

Information Your Louisiana Registered Agent Should Help You Understand:

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  • Business documents are filed with the Louisiana Secretary of State.
  • Domestic LLCs cost $100 to file. Foreign LLCs cost $150.
  • Domestic corporations and nonprofits cost $75 to file. Foreign corporations cost $100.
  • Foreign nonprofits cost $125 to register.
  • Credit card payments come with a $5 fee.
  • LLCs, corporations and nonprofits, domestic and foreign, must file an annual report each year by the anniversary of their formation or registration. LLCs and for-profit corporations pay a $30 filing fee, and nonprofits pay a $10 filing fee.

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