A Nebraska Registered Agent provides various services, such as accepting formal documents and correspondence from the Nebraska Secretary of State (NE SOS).

Your LLC must have a Nebraska Registered Agent at all times. You appoint one when you first start your business. You can also replace your existing agent after formation, provided there is no period during which your business is without a Registered Agent.

 

Nebraska Registered Agent Requirements

  • Every LLC, whether foreign or domestic, must have a Registered Agent with a registered office within the State of Nebraska 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.
  • If the Registered Agent is a company, they must be authorized to conduct business in Nebraska.
  • If the Registered Agent is a person, they must live in Nebraska.
  • The Registered Agent must be available in person to sign for any correspondence during regular business hours.
  • The Registered Office must be located in the state of Nebraska at a street address (a P.O. Box is not acceptable)

The address for your Nebraska Registered Agent does not need to be the same as your business address.

What Nebraska Registered Agents Do

A Registered Agent’s primary function is to accept official correspondence and documentation, including but not limited to:

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

Having a Registered Agent also allows you to prove to the state that your business exists.

Incfile Provides Free Nebraska Registered Agent Service for the First Year

Incfile provides complete Nebraska Registered Agent service for any LLC formed in the state. Even better, if you form your LLC 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 Nebraska and is able to legally act as your Registered Agent. Here’s what our Nebraska Registered Agent services include:

An always-available Nebraska Registered Agent to receive correspondence, documents and legal proceedings on your LLC’s behalf

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

Email notification whenever we receive documents on your behalf

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

 

Appointing a Registered Agent for Your LLC

When you form an LLC in Nebraska, you must appoint a Registered Agent at that time. You can change the agent at any time after that. Here’s how.

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 a Certificate of Organization with the NE SOS

When you create your business, you must include your Registered Agent's information in your Certificate of Organization.

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

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 Registered Agent When You Form Your LLC

You can also assign someone else as your NE Registered Agent after you’ve started your LLC. There are a couple of ways to do this.

1
Choose a New Registered Agent Service and File a Form with the NE SOS

Once you’ve chosen a new Registered Agent, complete theStatement of Change of Designated Office, Registered Agent and Registered Agent's Address Limited Liability Companyform available on the NE SOS website. Once you’ve filled it out, send it to the Secretary of State with a filing fee of $10 + $5 per page recording fee so they can update your records.

2
Sign up for Incfile’s Registered Agent Service and We’ll File the Change on Your Behalf

When you use our Registered Agent service, we take care of all the form filling and filing for you. We’ll collect the pertinent information about your business, complete the form and send it to the NE SOS on your behalf. We’ll notify you when we officially become your Registered Agent.

Nebraska Registered Agent Search

In some situations, you may need to know the name of the Registered Agent that represents another LLC in Nebraska. This information is available in the state's business database.

If the Registered Agent isn’t available there, you can request it directly from the Secretary of State.

What Happens If You Don’t Have a Registered Agent?

If you don’t assign or provide a Registered Agent's details to the Secretary of State, you may be subject to certain ramifications, including but not limited to:

  • 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 the state. 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 NE SOS. 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 be the Registered Agent for your Nebraska LLC if you have a business office in the state. There can be some drawbacks to this approach:

  • The Registered Agent must have a physical street address in Nebraska. If you’re forming an LLC outside the state, you’ll need to use an in-state Registered Agent.
  • Someone must always be available during business hours at the Nebraska address to sign for important documents.
  • The Registered Agent’s name and address are part of the public record and available through the NE SOS website. If you prefer to keep your name and address private, you should use a Registered Agent service.
  • If you change your business address or move out of state, you need to file additional documentation with the Secretary of State for the new address. This won't be necessary if you use a Registered Agent service, making a move or address change much simpler.

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FAQs About Nebraska Registered Agent Service

Do I Need to Appoint a Nebraska Registered Agent?

Yes. All business entities are required to have a Registered Agent. This is mandated by the NE SOS. You'll find more information above.

When Do I Need to Assign a Nebraska Registered Agent?

You must assign a Registered Agent when you form your Nebraska 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.

Can I Be My Own Registered Agent in Nebraska?

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

Does the Registered Agent for My Nebraska-Based LLC Need to Have an Address in Nebraska?

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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