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What is a Wisconsin registered agent?
A registered agent in Wisconsin is the same as a registered agent in any other state. Although sometimes referred to by different names — statutory agent, resident agent, agent for service of process — Wisconsin registered agents accept official mail (annual report forms, tax forms, etc.) and service of process on your business’ behalf. When forming a corporation or limited liability company (LLC) in Wisconsin (or in any other state for that matter) you’ll need to appoint a registered agent on your formation documents. Wisconsin’s business act requires all business entities formed in or authorized to do business in the state to appoint a Wisconsin registered agent.
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Instantly talk to our Corporate Guides™ or use your online account where you’ll find:
- Docs we get for you
- Wisconsin business forms to filec
- Wisconsin filing tips
- Wisconsin company management system
With Northwest Registered Agent, what you see is what you get. We offer:
- Same price every year
- No extra fees
- No up-sells
- WE will be your registered agent
Wisconsin Registered Agent Service – $125 Total
Wisconsin Registered Agent Service Includes:
Orders Filed Same Day
Use Our Address, Not Yours
365 Days Of
Premium Registered Agent Service
Corporate Guide™ Service
We Help Navigate Business Maintenance
Local Document Scans
Ready To Protect Your Assets
Client Portal & Instant Service
Reminders & Compliance Notifications
Bank Account Approved
Documents & Forms
What does a registered agent do?
When you appoint a registered agent for your LLC or corporation, you are giving that person or business the responsibility to accept official mail and service of process on your business’ behalf. Once your agent accepts your mail, it is their responsibility to deliver it to you, the business owner. Registered agents are required for businesses in all 50 states. The reasoning for their existence is the idea that these agents serve as a link in the chain of due process. If your business is sued, before the lawsuit can move forward in court, your business must be officially notified. Registered agents serve as a reliable point of contact, so business owners can’t hide from lawsuits and businesses can’t be sued or dissolved without the business first being notified.Order Now - $125 Total
Who can be a registered agent in Wisconsin?
Any Wisconsin resident over the age of 18 can be a registered agent, as well as other business entities authorized to do business in the state. The address of the agent’s registered office (the agent’s official address) must be located within the state, and P.O. boxes are not valid addresses, as the agent’s address must be a physical one. A registered agent must also be available at their registered office during normal business hours and have a reliable way to notify businesses when they’ve received a notification on that business’ behalf.
What makes Northwest the best registered agent service?
Easily manage lawsuits. For heavy volume lawsuit clients, we have a special management portal where all your docs are OCR’d and customizable to meet your needs.
Reporting reminders. We send reminders when any business reports are due to the secretary of state and, unlike other registered agent services, we’ll never try to upsell your annual report so we can charge a fee to file it for you. We send you the link, the forms, and instructions to do it yourself. We want to save you money and hassle.
Pre-populated Wisconsin forms. When you hire Northwest, you’ll receive instant access to your online account. There, you’ll find every Wisconsin state form you can file, and each form is pre-populated with our information to make filings easy. We also include ordering sheets and all kinds of Wisconsin state forms that aren’t easy to find.
National registered agent service. Northwest is a national company. As you expand, you can add state services as you need to register your business in different states, and you’ll receive an automatic discount as you do. Not to mention having one vendor manage all your companies in one account will save you from a lot of organizational headaches.
We know Wisconsin corporate filings. For years, we’ve worked with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions. They know us, we know them. We’ve perfected ironing out any bureaucratic wrinkles your business may encounter in Wisconsin.
Why Your Life Will Be Better If You Hire Us:
The most expansive alert system in the business. If you want us to remind you, or anyone else you choose, we’ll do our job until you actually look at the documents we’ve uploaded to your account. We never make light of our responsibility. When you hire Northwest, you can rest assured that when we receive a document for your business, a serious timeline is initiated and over the course of the following week, we’ll send emails, call on the phone, send faxes, texts, and finally a mailed notice to make sure you see your lawsuit. We can also alert your Wisconsin attorney for certain documents, should you choose. One major thing that separates us from the competition is how we let you customize the entire notification experience and decide who gets notified for what type of document.
Real time service. When the state or a service of process delivers a document for your business, within minutes we will scan the documents at our Wisconsin office in Appleton and upload them to your online account. When this happens, you receive an email prompting you to log in to view the documents. We’re the only national registered agent service that uploads everything locally at our office to your account in real time.
Free tools, tips and instructions. In your account, you’ll also find instructions and tips from our expert business professionals on the best ways to file state forms and make payments with no additional markup.
Helpful staff. Any time you have a question and can’t find an answer, you can call us and talk with a real, knowledgeable human being who will help you find whatever you need to know at no additional charge.
Should I hire a registered agent before or after forming my LLC or corporation?
You should definitely know who your registered agent is before forming your business entity because all states require that you appoint a registered agent on your formation documents. Your registered agent should also be able to help you with your filing.Order Now - $125 Total
Where Is Northwest’s wisconsin Registered Office?
We accept and scan all of our Washington clients’ documents on-site at our registered office in Appleton, WI.
How Do You Deliver My Documents To Me?
When we accept a document on behalf of your business we will scan the docs from our office within minutes to your online account.
How are lawsuits served to a registered agent?
When your business is sued, a process server will deliver a complaint form and a summons form to your registered agent. Then the agent signs for the documents, acknowledging receipt of the lawsuit (this is what it means to be served). If Northwest is your registered agent, we’ll quickly scan the documents, upload them to your account, and notify you instantly. You can learn more about our real time registered agent service by checking out our Registered Agent Infographic.
I can really hire Northwest for $125 a year and I won’t get any additional fees tacked on?
Absolutely. In five minutes or less, you can sign up for our services online and get instant access to your account.Get A Wisconsin Registered Agent
Can I be my own Wisconsin registered agent?
Yes, you can be your own registered agent in Wisconsin, as long as you meet the following requirements:
- You are a Wisconsin resident.
- You have a physical residence (no P.O. boxes!) where you can accept notifications and services of process on your business’ behalf during normal business hours.
- You are okay with listing your name and address as the business’ point of contact, which means your address will be listed on the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions’ website and it’s where process servers will be delivering any lawsuits.
How do I search for a Wisconsin company’s registered agent?
- You can do a Wisconsin business name search on the DFI website
- Type in the company name you are trying to find.
- Look at the WI registered agent name and registered office street address.
NOTE: If you want to legally notify someone through their Wisconsin registered agent service, just send a certified letter directly to the registered agent name and registered office address.
How To Order Wisconsin Registered Agent Service:
You sign up online at the top right corner of this page.
We’ll become your Wisconsin registered agent service after you make your business registration filing.
We collect the first year’s fee for registered agent service up front.
About a year later, we’ll send an invoice for another year of Wisconsin registered agent service. If you want to keep using us, great; if you don’t, you can easily cancel.
It’s easy to add registered agent services in other states if your business expands.
We make your account a real go-to resource for you, not just for Wisconsin registered agent service or paying a bill, but for keeping up with Wisconsin corporate paperwork formalities.
How do I change my registered agent in Wisconsin?
Change your Wisconsin registered agent on your annual report or by filing the change form with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions: Division of Corporate and Consumer Services (DFI). You can also change your Wisconsin registered agent on the DFI website.Order Now - $125 Total
Should I hire someone to help me form my Wisconsin LLC or corporation?
If you’re uncomfortable filing state forms, then maybe, but throughout our website you’ll find all the resources you need to help you form your Wisconsin business entity. For example, get specific help incorporating a Wisconsin corporation or organizing a Wisconsin LLC.
One reason why some new businesses hire registered agents to complete their filing is they’re concerned about having their home or business address listed on public record on the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institution’s website. If you hire an agent to do your filing, the agent’s address will be listed as your business’ contact—not yours. But if you aren’t worried about privacy, there are few advantages in having a professional form your business entity.
Keep in mind, if you hire us as your Wisconsin registered agent, you’ll get all the forms you need to create corporations and LLCs in any state in your online account. All forms are pre-populated with our information and you’ll find some helpful, professional tips to make starting your business easy.
Why would I hire a registered agent service?
If your business is web-based or without a physical address, hiring a registered agent service like Northwest will help your business meet Wisconsin’s requirements.
If you don’t keep regular business hours, you won’t be able to accept services of process and official mail when they’re delivered, so a professional registered agent would be beneficial to you in this situation.
Some business owners want privacy. They don’t want their names and addresses listed on the WI Department of Financial Institutions’ website as their business’ main point of contact. That way process servers don’t show up at your office or home, they come to our office instead.
Registered agent services should help business owners track important legal documents and business obligations like annual reports.
Listing friends or family members as your business’ registered agent could cause you distractions and tension. Do you want your friends or relatives knowing the intimate details your business’ lawsuits? Are they reliable and organized enough to deliver your business’ important documents? If not, you could miss a court deadline without knowing it, and your business will suffer because of it.