Your Alaska Registered Agent provides various services, including the acceptance of formal documents and continued communications with the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development.
Your LLC must have a Registered Agent at all times. You’ll appoint one when you first formally register and form your business. You can also replace your existing Alaska Registered Agent at a later date, provided there is a smooth transition between the old and new agents.
Note that the address for your Alaska Registered Agent does not need to be the same as your Alaska LLC business address.
What an Alaska Registered Agent Does
A Registered Agent’s main function in Alaska is to accept official documentation and correspondence.
Having a Registered Agent also provides proof to the state that your business exists.
Incfile Provides Free Alaska Registered Agent Service for the First Year
Incfile provides complete Alaska Registered Agent service for any LLC that’s formed in the state. Even better, if you’ve formed your business through Incfile, your Registered Agent is completely free for the first year and only $119 a year after that.
Incfile is authorized to conduct business in Alaska and can legally act as your Registered Agent. Here’s what our Registered Agent service provides.
Appointing a Registered Agent Service for Your LLC
When you first register and form your LLC, you must appoint a Registered Agent. You can change it at any point after that. Here’s how to go about it.
Assign a Registered Agent When You Form Your LLC
Your business needs to have a Registered Agent as soon as it’s formed. You can do this two ways:
When you formally create your business, you’re required to include details of your Registered Agent in your Articles of Organization.
Establish your business through us, and you’ll get a free year of our Registered Agent Service. We’ll also complete and file your Articles of Organization for you with the information that you provide.
Assign a Different Registered Agent After Formation
After you’ve formed your LLC, you can still assign someone else to be your Alaska Registered Agent. There are a couple of ways to achieve this.
Once you’ve chosen a new Registered Agent, file a statement of change with the Alaska DCCED. Once you’ve filed the change, the DCCED will review and update your records. There is a fee of $25 to make this change.
When you use our Registered Agent service, we take care of all the form filling and filing for you. We’ll collect important information about your business, complete the form on your behalf and then send it to the Alaska DCCED. We’ll let you know when we officially become your Registered Agent.
Alaska Registered Agent Search
In certain situations, it may be useful to know the name of the Registered Agent that represents another LLC in Alaska. You can search the Alaska DCCED registered agent database to discover this information.
If you can’t find the Registered Agent information there, you can request it from the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development.
What Happens If You Don’t Have a Registered Agent?
Acting as Your Own Registered Agent
You can choose to be the Registered Agent for your LLC if you have a physical address in Alaska. There can be some drawbacks to this approach:
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FAQs About Alaska Registered Agents
Yes. Most business entities (including LLCs) in the state are required to have a Registered Agent. This is mandated by the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development. Find more information above.
You must assign a Registered Agent when you first register and form your Alaska business with the DCCED. You can change your agent afterward by filing the correct form. If you form your business through Incfile, we’ll file all the necessary forms on your behalf. You'll find more information above.
Yes, but we don’t recommend it for the reasons listed above.
Yes. And if you use a company as your Registered Agent, that company must be legally able to conduct business in your state. You'll find more information above.