West Virginia Registered Agent Service

What is a West Virginia registered agent?

  • A West Virginia resident or business that maintains a registered office address in West Virginia and is willing to accept service of process and official mail on behalf of a business.
  • The agent must be capable of accepting service of any process, notice, or demand required by law to be served on a business.

Why do I need a West Virginia registered agent?

Mostly because the West Virginia Secretary of State won’t let you form your business without a registered agent! The reason for this requirement is to make sure that every business in West Virginia can be served legal documents in the state.

What are the requirements for West Virginia registered agents?

Whether your business is a West Virginia LLC, West Virginia corporation, or other business registered with the Secretary of State,  the registered agent requirements are the same. According to West Virginia state statute §31D-5-501, registered agents must:

  • Be a state resident or a person authorized to transact business in the state.
  • Accept legal documents (service of process) during normal business hours.