Your Hawaii Registered Agent provides various services, including the acceptance of formal documents and correspondence from the Hawaii DCCA, BREG.
Your LLC must have a Registered Agent at all times. You appoint one when you first formally form your business. You can also replace your existing Hawaii Registered Agent at a later date, provided there is a smooth transition between the old and new agents.
Note that the address for your Hawaii Registered Agent does not need to be the same as your Hawaii LLC business address.
- Correspondence from the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Business Registration Division (BREG)
- Service of process notices (e.g., if your LLC is sued or required to appear in court)
- Official state and federal government correspondence and notices
- Tax forms and requests to complete permits, company filings and reports
Having a Registered Agent also provides proof to the state that your business exists.
Incfile Provides Free Hawaii Registered Agent Service for the First Year
Incfile provides complete Hawaii Registered Agent service for any LLC that’s formed in the state. Even better, if you form 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 Hawaii 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 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 you form your LLC. You can do this two ways:
When you create your business, you must include your Registered Agent's information in your Certificate of Formation.
If you form your business through us, you’ll get our Registered Agent Service free for one year. We’ll use the information you provide to complete and file your Certificate of Formation for you.
Assign a Different Registered Agent After Formation
You can also assign someone else to be your Hawaii Registered Agent after you’ve formed your LLC. There are a couple of ways to achieve this.
Once you’ve chosen a new Registered Agent, you can login to your account via the Hawaii Business Express portal to file the change online. Once you’ve filed the change, the DCCA, BREG, will review and update your records. There is a $25 fee for this 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 Hawaii DCCA, Business Registration Division (BREG). When we officially become your Registered Agent, we’ll let you know.
Hawaii Registered Agent Search
In certain situations, it may be useful to know the name of the Registered Agent that represents another LLC in Hawaii. This information is available in the state's business database.
If you can’t find the Registered Agent information there, you can request it from the State DCCA, Business Registration Division (BREG).
What Happens If You Don’t Have a Registered Agent?
Acting as Your Own Registered Agent
You can be the Registered Agent for your LLC if you have a business office in Hawaii. There can be some drawbacks to this approach:
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FAQs About Hawaii Registered Agents
Yes. All business entities in the state are required to have a Registered Agent. This is mandated by the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Find more information above.
You must assign a Registered Agent when you form your Hawaii business with the Secretary of State. 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.