Your Kansas Resident Agent provides various services, including the acceptance of formal documents and continued correspondence with the Kansas Secretary of State.
Your LLC must have a Resident Agent at all times. You’ll appoint one when you first formally register and form your business. You can also replace your existing Kansas Resident Agent at a later date, provided there is a smooth transition between the old and new agents.
Note that the address for your Kansas Resident Agent does not need to be the same as your Kansas LLC business address.
What a Kansas Resident Agent Does
A Resident Agent’s main function in Kansas is to accept official documentation and communications.
Having a Resident Agent also provides proof to the state that your business exists.
Incfile Provides Free Kansas Resident Agent Service for the First Year
Incfile provides complete Kansas Resident Agent service for any LLC that’s formed in the state. Even better, if you’ve formed your business through Incfile, your Resident Agent is completely free for the first year and only $119 a year after that.
Incfile is authorized to conduct business in Kansas and can legally act as your Resident Agent. Here’s what our Resident Agent service provides:
Appointing a Resident Agent Service for Your LLC
When you first register and form your LLC, you must appoint a Resident Agent. You can change it at any point after that. Here’s how to go about it.
Assign a Resident Agent When You Form Your LLC
Your business needs to have a Resident 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 Resident Agent in your Articles of Organization.
Establish your business through us, and you’ll get a free year of our Resident Agent Service. We’ll also complete and file your Articles of Organization for you with the information that you provide.
Assign a Different Resident Agent After Formation
After you’ve formed your LLC, you can still assign someone else to be your Kansas Resident Agent. There are a couple of ways to achieve this.
Once you’ve chosen a new Resident Agent, file a Resident Agent Amendment with the Kansas Secretary of State. The KS Secretary of State provides this service for a fee of $30, $35 if you file by mail or in person.
When you use our Resident 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 file it with the Kansas Secretary of State. We’ll let you know when we officially become your Resident Agent.
Kansas Resident Agent Search
In certain situations, it may be useful to know the name of the Resident Agent that represents another LLC in Kansas. You can search a resident agent database provided by the Kansas SOS to discover this information.
If you can’t find the Resident Agent information there, you can request it from the Secretary of State.
What Happens If You Don’t Have a Resident Agent?
Acting as Your Own Registered Agent
You can choose to be the Resident Agent for your LLC if you have a physical address in Kansas, although there may be some drawbacks to this approach:
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FAQs About Kansas Resident Agents
Yes. Most business entities (including LLCs) in the state are required to have a Resident Agent. This is mandated by the Kansas Secretary of State (SOS). Find more information above.
You must assign a Resident Agent when you first register and formally form your Kansas business with the SOS. 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 Resident Agent, that company must be legally able to conduct business in your state. You'll find more information above.