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.

 

Alaska Registered Agent Requirements

  • Every LLC, both foreign and domestic, must have a Registered Agent with a registered office within the State of Alaska at all times
  • The Registered Agent can be a domestic or foreign (licensed to transact business in the state) artificial legal entity (Corporation, LLC, LP or LLP) or a natural person.
  • The Registered Office must be in the state of Alaska and located at a street address (a P.O. Box only is not acceptable)
  • If the Registered Agent is a person, they must live in Alaska.
  • If the Registered Agent is a company, they must be authorized to conduct business in Alaska.
  • The Registered Agent must be available in person to sign for any correspondence during normal business hours.

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.

This includes:

  • Correspondence from the Alaska Department of Commerce
  • Service of process notices (e.g., if your LLC is sued or required to appear in court)
  • Tax forms and requests to complete permits, company filings and reports
  • Official state and federal government correspondence and notices

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.

Email notification whenever we receive documents for your business

An always-available Alaska Registered Agent who can receive correspondence, documents and legal proceedings on your LLC’s behalf

Automatic forwarding of all legal correspondence, documentation and information directly to you

A digital dashboard where you can access, store and retrieve any information we’ve received for your business

 

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:

1
File Articles of Organization with the Alaska Department of Commerce

When you formally create your business, you’re required to include details of your Registered Agent in your Articles of Organization.

2
Get a Free Registered Agent When You Form Your LLC with Incfile

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.

1
Choose a new Registered Agent Service and let the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development know

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.

2
We’ll file the change on your behalf when you sign up for Incfile’s Registered Agent service

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?

If you don’t assign or provide details of a Registered Agent to the Alaska DCCED, there are several possible ramifications, including:

  • Getting sued or served and not knowing about it. You could lose to a default judgment in your absence if your LLC is sued and you don’t respond.
  • Losing your status as an LLC in Alaska. A Registered Agent is evidence to the state that your business exists. Without it, you could lose your business entity protections and your LLC may be dissolved.
  • Falling out of good standing with the Alaska DCCED. The state may revoke your right to do business if you don’t respond to certain correspondence (such as a request for your annual report).
 

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:

  • Someone must always be available during business hours at the Alaska address to sign for important documents.
  • The Registered Agent’s name and address are part of the public record and available through the Alaska DCCED's website. You should use a Registered Agent service if you prefer that these personal details remain private.
  • The Registered Agent must have a physical street address in Alaska. If you’re forming an LLC outside the state, you’ll need to use an in-state Registered Agent.
  • If you change your business address or move out of state, you need to file additional documentation with the DCCED for the new address. This isn’t necessary if you use a Registered Agent service, making a move or address change much more straightforward.

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FAQs About Alaska Registered Agents

Do I Need to Appoint an Alaska Registered Agent?

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.

When Should I Assign a Registered Agent?

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.

Can I Be My Own Registered Agent?

Yes, but we don’t recommend it for the reasons listed above.

Does the Registered Agent for my Alaska-Based LLC Need to have an Address in Alaska?

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.

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