Nevada Registered Agent
Do Business the Right Way
A Nevada registered agent is a resident or company who accepts service of process and other legal notifications on behalf of a Nevada business. Every business entity operating in the state of Nevada is legally required to appoint a registered agent. If you hire Northwest, we accept legal documents or official business mail on your behalf, contact you immediately and upload these documents to your secure online account for you to view.
With our Nevada 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 Nevada Registered Agents:
- Get Nevada Registered Agent Service
- What Do Nevada Registered Agents Do?
- Legal Requirements For Nevada Registered Agents
- How To Be Your Own Nevada Registered Agent
- How Do I Change My Nevada Registered Agent?
- What Makes Northwest Different From Other Services?
- Nevada Registered Agent FAQs
- How To Order Registered Agent Service
What Do Nevada Registered Agents Do?
A Nevada registered agent is appointed by a business entity to accept service of process and official mail on its behalf. The registered agent must have a physical location in Nevada where they accept such documents.
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 Nevada Registered Agents?
According to Nevada law (NRS 86.231 for LLCs & NRS 78.090 for corporations), business entities formed with the Nevada Secretary of State must appoint a registered agent. This law is built around the notion of due process and that lawsuits can’t move forward in court unless a business has been properly notified. Your Nevada registered agent serves as your business’s official point of contact with Nevada Secretary of State and the legal world. Having a reliable, tech-savvy registered agent service ensures you stay on top of any official notices or services of process for your business.
How To Be Your Own Nevada Registered Agent
This process is as simple as selecting the “noncommercial registered agent” box and writing in your own name and address on the formation documents you file when forming your business. Once this is on your formation documents and they have been filed by the state, then you are officially your own registered agent.
What are the guidelines for being my own registered agent?
You need to maintain regular business hours, and it is absolutely necessary that you have a physical street address in the state where your business is registered, for the aforementioned reason: process servers need to be able to find you. If you are registered in many states, the best course of action is hiring a registered agent—you won’t be able to be your own unless you somehow maintain a physical street address with regular business hours in every state.
What if I already have a registered agent but want to be my own?
If you already have a registered agent for your Nevada business, don’t worry; the process to change your Nevada registered agent is straightforward and fairly simple.
Nevada furnishes a Statement of Change of Registered Agent by Represented Entity form for you to file should you decide to change your agent (the “represented entity” refers to your business). If you’ve already formed your Nevada LLC or Nevada corporation, you need to file this form with the Nevada secretary of state. Just fill out your own information where it asks for the noncommercial registered agent information (a commercial registered agent is a business you hire to act as registered agent). There is a $60 fee to file this form.
What if I don’t want to be my own Nevada registered agent anymore?
If you find that you can’t meet the demands of being your own registered agent, decide that you don’t want process servers showing up on your doorstep, or don’t want your name and address on searchable public record in Nevada, then you can change your registered agent with the same Statement of Change of Registered Agent by Represented Entity form. You can appoint a commercial registered agent to take over, or find someone else. Be careful whom you choose, though. Having family or friends in charge of accepting your business’s important documents can be risky, and they will also need to have regular business hours and a physical street address that they are willing to make public.
How Do I Change My Nevada Registered Agent?
- Sign up for our Nevada registered agent service.
- File a Statement of Change of Registered Agent by Represented Entity form with the Nevada Secretary of State.
- It’s a simple process, but for more info, see our Change Your Nevada 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.
Nevada Registered Agent FAQs
Why Do I Need A Nevada 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 Nevada?
Yes, you can be your own registered agent in Nevada. 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, a Nevada 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 Nevada?
We accept and scan all of our Nevada clients’ documents on-site at our registered office in Reno, NV.
Can I Use Your Nevada 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 Nevada 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 Nevada?
You should hire us first and then form your Nevada LLC or corporation because the state will reject your business registration filing if you don’t list your Nevada registered agent. You’ll find all the forms and instructions you need to complete your filing instantly after you place an order.
How Do Nevada Registered Agents Get Served?
A process server will deliver instructions for responding to the lawsuit, which is known as a summons notice, and a complaint form, which describes who is suing, the reason they’re suing, and what the person or entity suing you want in compensation. All this is delivered to your Nevada registered agent’s address. Your registered agent signs any of process server’s documents acknowledging receipt of the lawsuit. If you’ve hired us, within minutes of receiving service of process, we’ll upload the document to your account. You’ll instantly receive an email prompting you to log into your account and securely view your document.
How Do I Search For A Nevada Registered Agent?
You can do a Nevada 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 Nevada registered agent service, just send a certified letter directly to the registered agent name and registered office address.
How To Order Nevada 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 Nevada registered agent service once your business registration filing with the Nevada Secretary of State is complete.
About a year later, we’ll send you an invoice for another year of Nevada 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 Nevada registered agent service or paying a bill but for keeping up with Nevada corporate compliance.