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Vermont Registered Agent

Do Business the Right Way

A Vermont resident or company that maintains a physical address in the state and is willing to accept legal documents on behalf of a business. We scan and upload those documents at our office in Shelburne, VT so you can view them immediately.

For your company’s registered agent service, get Privacy by Default®, free mail forwarding, and local Corporate Guides®—only at Northwest.


Everything You Need To Know About Vermont Registered Agents:

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

Get Vermont Registered Agent Service

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

  • Vermont 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

  • No extra fees or upsells

  • Free limited mail forwarding

  • Privacy by Default®

  • Lifetime support from our Corporate Guides®

Vermont Registered Agent Service

$125 Per Year
Rated 4.7 / 5 stars by 123 clients on Google

What Do Vermont Registered Agents Do?

Your Vermont registered agent maintains a physical address in Vermont and accepts important legal documents (service of process) and official mail on your business’s behalf.

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 Vermont Registered Agent?

It costs $25 to file a change of agent form for your Vermont registered agent. The Vermont change of registered agent form is in your online account after you sign up with us.

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.

Vermont Registered Agent FAQs

Why Do I Need A Vermont Registered Agent?

  • All businesses registered with the state must appoint a registered agent.
  • The Vermont Secretary of State’s Corporation’s Division will reject your filing if you do not appoint one.
  • So that the state and the general public have a reliable way to contact your Vermont business with legal notices and other types of official mail.

Note: The Vermont Secretary of State sometimes calls registered agents “process agents,” especially in reference to LLCs. Both terms mean the same thing.

Where Is Northwest’s Registered Office In Vermont?

We accept and scan all of our Vermont clients’ documents on-site at our registered office in Shelburne, VT.

Can I Use Your Vermont 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 Vermont 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.

Should I Hire A Registered Agent Before Or After I Start My Business In Vermont?

Sign up for registered agent service first and then do your business registration filing with the secretary of state. The state won’t allow you to form an LLC or corporation without a registered agent. Plus, you’ll find all the forms and instructions you need to complete your filing instantly after you sign up.

How Do Vermont 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 Vermont 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 Vermont Registered Agent?

  • You can do a Vermont business name search on the state’s website
  • Type in the company name you are trying to look up.
  • Look at the VT registered agent name and registered office street address.

NOTE: If you want to legally notify someone through their Vermont registered agent service, just send a certified letter directly to the registered agent name and registered office address.



How To Order Vermont Registered Agent Service:

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Step One

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

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Step Two

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

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Step Three

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

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Step Four

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

Information Your Vermont Registered Agent Should Help You Understand:

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  • Domestic corporations cost $125 to file.
  • Foreign corporation Certificate of Authority costs $125.
  • Domestic and foreign LLCs cost $125 to file.
  • Domestic and foreign LLCs and corporations all require a registered agent in Vermont.
  • All filings need to have original inked signatures on them. They will take about 5-7 days to get filed, and there’s no expedite option. There is no fax filing or online filing. You need to mail the filing in. Your registered agent in Vermont does not need to sign the filing.
  • All corporations and LLCs that are taxed as a partnership, S-corp, or C-corp, have to pay a minimum $200 a year fee to the department of revenue. If you are a single member LLC taxed as a sole proprietor, you can avoid this tax.
  • Foreign entities wishing to qualify to do business in Vermont need a certificate of good standing from their home state of incorporation dated within 30 days, and it needs to be an original. If you do not know what this is, or don’t want to deal with it, you can hire Northwest Registered Agent to get this for you, or look in our resources menu.

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