Your Wisconsin Registered Agent provides various services, such as accepting formal documents and correspondence from the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (WI DFI).
Your LLC must have a Registered Agent at all times. You must appoint one when you first start your business. You can also replace your existing Wisconsin Registered Agent at a later date, provided there is no gap in service between the old and new agents.
What a Wisconsin Registered Agent Does
A Registered Agent’s primary function is to accept official correspondence and documentation.
Get Free Wisconsin Registered Agent Service for the First Year
Incfile provides complete Wisconsin Registered Agent service for any LLC that’s formed in the state. Better yet, 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 Wisconsin and can legally act as your Registered Agent. Here’s what our Registered Agent service provides:
Appointing a Registered Agent Service for Your LLC
Upon forming your LLC, you must appoint a Registered Agent. You can change it at any point 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:
You’ll need to include details of your Registered Agent in your Articles of Organization.
When you form your business through us, we’ll provide a free year of our Registered Agent service and we’ll use the information you give us to complete and file your Articles of Organization for you.
Assign a Different Registered Agent After Formation
You can update your Wisconsin 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, you can complete the Registered Agent or Registered Office Change form. Once you’ve completed it, send it to the WI DFI so they can update your records. There is a $10 fee to change the Registered Agent’s office, but no fee to change the Registered Agent.
When you use our Registered Agent service, we’ll take care of all the form filling and filing for you. We collect important information about your business, complete the form on your behalf and then send it to the WI DFI. We’ll notify you once we officially become your Registered Agent.
Wisconsin Registered Agent Search
In some situations, it may be helpful to learn the name of the Registered Agent that represents another LLC in Wisconsin. This information is available in the state's business database.
If the Registered Agent isn’t available there, you can request it from the WI DFI.
What Happens If You Don’t Have a Registered Agent?
Acting as Your Own Registered Agent
If you have an address in Wisconsin, you can be the Registered Agent for your LLC. We don’t recommend doing this because you may encounter some complications: