Monday, July 21, 2014

Why You Need a Registered Agent

Why do you need a registered agent in Washington, DC? Two reasons: the law requires it and your business’s health depends on it. D.C. Code Title 29 requires all companies and partnerships that are formed, registered, or doing business here to have a registered agent located in the District of Columbia. From a practical standpoint, you need someone you can trust to receive court papers and government notices and forward them to you without delay, and to transact other important business for you when needed.

            Not receiving court papers and government notices can cost you money—sometimes big money! The primary duties of a registered agent are to receive and forward to you any service of process, court papers, or official government notices that are sent to you in care of us. That function is vital to your business’s well-being. If you don’t receive court papers, you may never know about a lawsuit that involves you until the court has already issued a default judgment against you. In addition, if you do not receive government notices that are sent to your agent, you will end up paying additional government fees and could possibly even have your business’s charter revoked. Obviously, having an experienced registered agent you can trust is essential to your business’s best interests.

To that end, it is crucial that your registered agent has an office in DC with a well known physical address, and is open and reachable during normal business hours. D.C. Registered Agent, Inc. has been in business since 1994 and our only office is at 1120 20th Street, NW, in Washington. We are open every business day during normal operating ours. D.C. Registered Agent excels at serving businesses because we only represent companies in the District of Columbia, and we are thoroughly familiar with the District’s business requirements and procedures. Our longtime acquaintance with many people in the various government agencies allows us to get your business handled as expeditiously as possible.

In addition to our registered agent service, we offer other services when you need them. For an additional fee, we can file any necessary documents with the appropriate DC government agency, and can offer you guidance and assistance in preparing reports, business license applications, and other documents. If you ever have a special need, contact us and we’ll accommodate you if we can. (We are very experienced in all these matters, but please remember that we are not a law firm and we do not practice law. You should consult a licensed attorney when you feel the need for professional legal advice.)

Find out how we can take care of many of the details and leave you some time to concentrate on running your business. Visit our website today at or call us at 202.457.4299 to learn more about the best registered agent in DC. We look forward to hearing from you.


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