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New Jersey Registered Agent

Do Business the Right Way

New Jersey registered agents accept service of process and other legal notifications on behalf of New Jersey businesses. All corporations, LLCs and partnerships are legally required to have a registered agent in New Jersey. With Northwest as your New Jersey registered agent, 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 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 New Jersey Registered Agents:

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

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

  • New Jersey business forms

  • Annual 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®

New Jersey Registered Agent Service

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

What Do New Jersey Registered Agents Do?

Your New Jersey registered agent is responsible for accepting legal documents (services of process) and official mail on behalf of your business at a physical address (no P.O. boxes) in the state. This location is called a registered office. 

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 New Jersey Registered Agent?

 File a change of agent form with the New Jersey Division of Revenue.

 If you place an order with us, the form will be available instantly.

 It’s a simple process, but for more info, see our change your New Jersey 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.

New Jersey Registered Agent FAQs

Why Do I Need A New Jersey 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 New Jersey?

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

We accept and scan all of our New Jersey clients’ documents on-site at our registered office in Marlton, NJ.

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

Definitely! We’re the only national registered agent 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 New Jersey 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 New Jersey?

Definitely sign up for our registered agent service before you get started. The New Jersey Division of Revenue will reject your business registration filing if you don’t list a registered agent. Plus when you sign up for service, you’ll find all the forms and filing instructions you may need in your online account.

How Do New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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 New Jersey Registered Agent?

You can do a New Jersey 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 New Jersey registered agent service, just send a certified letter directly to the registered agent name and registered office address.

How To Order New Jersey 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 New Jersey registered agent service once your business registration filing with the state is complete.

Step Four

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

Information Your New Jersey Registered Agent Should Help You Understand:

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  • Instead of the Secretary of State office, business filings in New Jersey are submitted to the Department of Treasury’s Division of Revenue.
  • Domestic and foreign LLCs and corporations cost $125 to form or register.
  • Domestic nonprofits are $75, and foreign nonprofits are $125.
  • Every year, you’ll also need to file an annual report online. The filing fee is $75 ($30 for nonprofits).

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