Your Maine Registered Agent provides various services, including the acceptance of formal documents and continued correspondence with the Maine Secretary of State (SOS), Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions (BCEC).
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 Maine Registered Agent at a later date, provided there is a smooth transition between the old and new agents.
What a Maine Registered Agent Does
A Registered Agent’s main function in Maine is to accept official documentation and communications
Having a Registered Agent also provides proof to the state that your business exists.
Incfile Provides Free Maine Registered Agent Service for the First Year
Incfile provides complete Maine 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 Maine 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 Certificate of Formation.
Establish your business through us, and you’ll get a free year of our Registered Agent Service. We’ll also complete and file your Certificate of Formation 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 Maine Registered Agent. There are a couple of ways to achieve this.
Once you’ve chosen a new Registered Agent, file a Statement of Appointment or Change with the Maine Secretary of State, Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions. There is a $35 filing fee 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 file it with the Maine Secretary of State, BCEC. We’ll let you know when we officially become your Registered Agent.
Maine Registered Agent Search
In certain situations, it may be useful to know the name of the Registered Agent that represents another LLC in Maine. You can browse a registered agent service list provided by the Maine SOS to discover this information.
If you can’t find the Registered Agent information there, you can request it from the Secretary of State.
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 Maine, although there may be some drawbacks to this approach: