Service of Process Through a Registered Agent

Include the instruction to serve a registered agent as well as the registered agent's name in the "Physical Description/Helpful Notes" section when placing your order.

What is a registered agent?

A registered agent is an individual or entity designated by a company to receive service of process on behalf of the company they represent. Anyone who legally consents (the process varies from state to state) to receive all legal mail and to accept service of process on behalf of an entity or business can be a registered agent. 

When do I need to perform service of process through a Registered Agent?

You often need to serve an entity or a business through their registered agent. If you are serving an entity, business, or corporation you may need to serve through their registered agent as personal service upon an entity, business, or corporation may not be possible. Consult your court clerk or legal counsel to see if service of process through a registered agent will be considered an acceptable service for your case.

How can I submit a service of process order when I need to serve a defendant through a Registered Agent?

The party (the business or the individual) who needs to be served and is named in your lawsuit will need to be included in the 'Name of Individual or Business' section.

The instruction to serve through the registered agent, as well as the name of the registered agent, will need to be included in the 'Physical Description / Helpful Notes' section in Step 1 of the order process.


How do I find the Registered Agent?

In general, the registered agent information for a company is considered public record and can be accessed by anyone. However, the specific process and accessibility may vary depending on the jurisdiction and the laws governing business registration in that particular location. You will find free access to the registered agent search tools provided for by every state & territory above in the "Find Registered Agents" Section.

It's important to note that while the registered agent's information is generally available to the public, some states may have certain restrictions or requirements for accessing this information. For example, some states may require you to provide a valid reason or pay a fee to access the details.

Remember to respect the privacy of the registered agent and use the obtained information for legitimate purposes only.

You can use ABC Legal to find a list of registered agents in your state here.