Your Nevada Registered Agent will provide various services, including the acceptance of formal documents and correspondence from the NV Secretary of State.
Your LLC must have a Registered Agent at all times, and you must appoint one when you first start your business. You can also replace your existing Nevada Registered Agent at a later date, provided there is a smooth transition between the old and new agents.
Note that when selecting a location for your Registered Agent, Nevada doesn't require that the agent's address be the same as your business address. You can even use a Nevada virtual mailbox to easily manage and access your correspondence.
Important: A virtual mailbox is never a replacement for a Registered Agent. Per state law, you are required to have a Registered Agent.
What a Nevada Registered Agent Does
A Registered Agent's primary purpose is to accept official documents and correspondence on behalf of your business.
Incfile Provides Free Nevada Registered Agent Service for the First Year
Incfile provides a complete Nevada 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 Nevada and can legally act as your Registered Agent. Here’s what our Registered Agent services include:
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 it’s formed. You can do this two ways:
You’ll need to include details of your Registered Agent in your Articles of Organization and officially create your business.
When you start a business through us, you’ll get one free year of our Registered Agent Service, and we’ll use the information you provide to complete and file your Articles of Organization for you.
Assign a Different Registered Agent After Formation
You can also change your Nevada 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, complete the Statement of Change of Registered Agent by Represented Entity available on the NV Secretary of State website. Once you’ve filled it out, send it to the Secretary of State's office with a payment of $60 so they can update your records.
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 NV Secretary of State. We’ll let you know once we officially become your Registered Agent.
Nevada Registered Agent Search
In some situations, you may want to know the name of the Registered Agent that represents another company in Nevada. This information is available in the Secretary of 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?
Acting As Your Own Registered Agent
If you have a physical address in the state, you can be the Registered Agent for your Nevada LLC. We don’t recommend this approach as there can be some drawbacks:
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FAQs About Nevada Registered Agents
Yes. All LLCs in the state are required to have a Registered Agent. This is mandated by the NV Secretary of State. You'll find more details above.
You must assign a Registered Agent when you form your Nevada 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. Additionally, if they are a business providing Registered Agent services, they must be legally able to conduct business in your state. You'll find more information above.