Every business entity formed in Kansas needs to formally appoint a person or business to act as a Registered Agent. In Kansas, Registered Agents are known as Resident Agents, and we'll use the words interchangeably here. Your Kansas Resident Agent provides various services to KS LLCs, including the acceptance of formal documents and correspondence from the Kansas Secretary of State.
Your LLC must have a Kansas Resident Agent at all times. You can appoint a Registered Agent when you first start your business. You can also replace your existing KS Resident Agent at a later date, provided there is a smooth transition between the old and new Registered Agent service.
Here's some important information from the Kansas Secretary of State on KS Resident Agent services.
“A resident agent is an individual or another entity that has the responsibility for accepting service of process (lawsuits) on behalf of a business entity. A resident agent can be an individual or other entities as provided in Kansas law. Limited Liability Companies (domestic and professional) are allowed to have the following entity types as their agent: a Kansas or foreign corporation, a Kansas or foreign limited liability company, a Kansas or foreign limited partnership, a Kansas or foreign business trust or the entity itself with a Kansas address.”
There are certain rules that you must follow when you're appointing a Kansas Resident Agent service for your business. They are:
Note that the KS Resident Agent address does not need to be the same as your Kansas LLC business address.
Your Kansas Resident Agent carries out several valuable services for your business. They accept official communications and documents from the KS Secretary of State on your behalf. This may include:
If you have an LLC that's incorporated in Kansas and you need a KS Resident Agent, we can help. Incfile provides a complete Registered Agent service for any Kansas business. If you form your business through Incfile, we'll act as your Registered Agent free for your first year (normally a $119 annual cost).
We are authorized to conduct business in Kansas and can legally act as your Registered Agent. We also have an address in Kansas, which is required to operate as a Registered Agent.
Here's what the Infile Kansas Resident Agent service provides for your KS LLC.
You can appoint a Registered Agent when you first incorporate your Kansas LLC or at any point after that. Here's how to go about it.
Your business needs to have a Kansas Resident Agent Service as soon as it's formed. You can achieve this through one of the following methods.
You will need to include details of your Registered Agent in your Articles of Organization. This is the form that you file with the KS Secretary of State to formally create your business.
When you incorporate through us, we complete and file your Articles of Organization based on the information you've provided. Additionally, we give you a free Kansas Resident Agent Service for the first year, and we'll include details of your KS Resident Agent in the form that we file.
Incorporate your business through Incfile for a free year of Kansas Resident Agent services.
You can also change your KS Resident Agent service after you've formed your LLC. There are a couple of ways to achieve this.
Once you've chosen a new Kansas Resident Agent, you can complete form RGO 53, Change of Resident Agent Name and/or Registered Office Address by Resident Agent that's available on the KS Secretary of State website. Once you've filled it out, send it to the Secretary of State so they can update your records.
When you choose to use our KS Resident Agent service, we take care of all the form filling and filing for you. We'll collect important information about your business, complete form RGO 53, Change of Resident Agent Name and/or Registered Office Address by Resident Agent on your behalf and send it to the Kansas Secretary of State. We'll let you know once we officially become your Registered Agent. Note that the Kansas SOS may charge a nominal fee to assign or change a Registered Agent, which will be passed on to you.
In some situations, you might want to know the name of the Registered Agent that represents another Kansas LLC. If you do, you can search the business database of the Kansas Secretary of State, as these will often provide details of a specific business's Registered Agent.
If the KS Resident Agent isn't available from the searchable business registry, contact the Kansas Secretary of State requesting the information.
What happens if you choose not to assign or provide details of a Registered Agent to the Kansas Secretary of State? There are several possible ramifications, including:
If you have an address in Kansas, you can choose to be the Registered Agent for your LLC. We don't recommend this approach as there can be some drawbacks:
There are more considerations, but these should help with your decision to use a Kansas Resident Agent service.
Yes. All KS LLCs are required to have a Registered Agent. This is mandated by the Kansas Secretary of State.
You can either do it when you incorporate your Kansas business through paperwork filed with the KS Secretary of State or afterward by filing the correct form. If you form your business through Incfile, we will file all necessary forms on your behalf.
Yes, but we don't recommend it, for the reasons listed above. If you still want to be your own Registered Agent, you just need to fill in the correct forms and pay a fee to the Kansas Secretary of State.
Yes. Additionally, if they are a business providing Registered Agent services, they must be legally able to conduct business in your state.
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