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California Registered Agent Services

$129/year with prices as low as $87/year with the purchase of multi-year service!

Westlake Village, CA 91362-7354
Los Angeles County
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What is a Registered Agent a.k.a. Resident Agent or Statutory Agent?

A registered agent, a resident agent, or a statutory agent (the name differs depending on the state in which you operate your business) is an individual or state-qualified corporate agent that receives official legal notices and service of process (SOP) on behalf of a business. All 50 states require that businesses that are considered legal entities within the state have a registered agent, and this information will be listed within a business’s articles of incorporation/organization. A registered agent protects businesses from missing important legal notices and service of process communications and the resulting issues that may arise from this. Having a registered agent is an important aspect of responsibly operating a business that complies with legal requirements.

What Does a California Registered Agent Do For Your Business?

Having a registered agent is a legal requirement every time you register a new California Corporation or LLC. You must select a reliable company to act as your California registered agent. Failing to establish and maintain a registered agent can have negative effects on the legal status of your company within the state and result in extra, unnecessary expenses. The person or entity must be located and available at a physical street address within the state of California during normal business hours. A mailbox service or P.O. Box cannot represent you as your registered agent.

Why choose InCorp for your California Registered Agent Services?

Created in 1998, we now have over 250,000 worldwide clients and are rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau. We will beat any competitor's price on registered agent service and offer incredible discounts on multi-year and multistate national registered agent services.

How Registered Agent Service Can Help Your Business

  • Legal Notifications

    A registered agent is responsible for the reception of important legal notifications on behalf of your business through the use of an official address. This avoids many risks associated with receiving this type of documentation, such as your annual filing notices, SOP (service of process), and other important legal notifications, at your home or business address. In addition, having a California registered agent receive these important documents on behalf of your business will ensure that the mail is securely received, handled correctly, and with the proper legal procedures that are in compliance with the law.

  • Flexibility

    With a California registered agent, you will comply with the law by always receiving official legal notices during standard business hours at a designated address provided by your registered agent. This service allows for flexibility in how you choose to operate your business. You will not need to be always present during standard business hours to receive official mail or even have a physical business location. If you have a physical business location, you will not need to update your address with the state of California if you decide to move.

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"Incorp is a wonderful Nevada-based company that is a joy to work with. I have used their services since 2009 and look forward to their help for years to come."

Charles B.

  • Privacy

    By using a registered agent, you will be protecting the privacy of your personal address. In addition, by choosing to use your personal home address to receive official legal notifications, this information will be published in public directories. By hiring a California registered agent, you will be using an official address — provided by your registered agent — to receive official legal notifications, therefore helping secure the privacy of your home address.

  • Help Prevent Corporate Identity Theft

    Through EntityWatch®, the innovative and proprietary technology developed first by InCorp, our information system ties into most of the state databases to give you up-to-date information on the status of your entities including the filing status, the current registered agent, officers, and directors. EntityWatch® also advises you of changes to help prevent corporate identity theft.

  • Organization

    View and upload all your state business filings, corporate documents, and statuses via the Internet on our comprehensive client website at no additional fee. Our Entity Management System (EMS) is where you can keep track of compliance events using our compliance calendar, view and/or store your corporate documents from anywhere in the world, track your forwarded mail, pay your invoices, and order additional services is included at no additional charge! (Now available as an app for iOS devices.)

  • Consolidate Expenses

    For multi-state companies, you will receive a consolidated bill for all your business entities in every state hosted.

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"InCorp helped me navigate the details and potentially confusing amount of filing and paperwork that I would have otherwise had to figure out for myself. For a small business (or even larger) this was invaluable."


  • Save Money

    For over 20 years we have provided top-tier service with one of the lowest prices in the industry and have only raised our prices one time (while many of our competitors raise their prices on their long-term clients yearly!) Our standard fee to serve as your California registered agent is only $129 per state! And you can save even more when you choose multi-year service.

  • Fast Support and Service

    Over-the-counter expedited business document filing service are available for most states. Receive notification of all service of process in real-time and receive said service of process within 24-hours of receipt via Express Mail, facsimile, or email.

What you need to know when appointing InCorp Services, Inc. as your California Registered Agent:

  • California does not require original signatures.
  • Online filings are available for the Statement of Information, on which the Registered Agent can be changed for no additional charge. The Statement of Information is not available for online filing for LLCs and are not required at all for Partnerships.
  • California's regular processing time can increase during times of high volume, but is usually 1-2 weeks. They offer expedite filing when documents are walked in and 24 hour expedite can be added for $350.
  • The California Registered Agent change filing is free of charge when included with the Statement of Information for Corporations, Non-Profits, and LLCs. Partnerships must file an amendment with a $30 fee.
  • The state of California requires LLCs and corporations filed in California to have a Registered Agent. California Registered Agents are a person or company designated on public record to accept legal documents (service of process) and notifications from the California Secretary of State's office on behalf of the corporate entity. There are few restrictions regarding who can be listed as a Registered Agent, the most important being that the Registered Agent must be located and available at a physical street address, within the state of California, during normal business hours.
  • Your California Registered Agent will be responsible, on your behalf, to receive all government notifications sent to Registered Agents and litigation (service of process) documents. In California, InCorp is able to offer additional services like Mail Forwarding and Known Place of Business in addition to Registered Agent service for an additional fee.


California Registered Agent FAQs

Ordering service is easy using our online form. Simply fill in the required fields, review the Terms of Service, and submit your order.

You'll receive our address immediately and more instructions for filing within 1 business day.

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Having a registered agent is required in almost every state. The purpose is for the state to show a physical address in that state at which the company can be served with legal documents. We also receive notifications from many states and help you keep your company in good standing. An added benefit is the security of knowing InCorp is here to fulfill this requirement and provide you with a little more privacy.

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When hiring InCorp as your commercial registered agent, we do not automatically file your documents to register your entity with the state. Formation and qualification filings are separate services, and we will be happy to prepare the entire filing for you once the additional service has been purchased. Our order processing team members will automatically provide consent forms for the states that require them, and we're here to help with Registered Agent Change forms at no additional charge if you'd like our assistance.

In most cases, yes, but we do require that you also be filed with the Secretary of State. Some agencies have requirements that we can't meet, like an address in a specific county or an individual serving instead of InCorp as a company. If you send over the document we'll review it to make sure we can meet the requirements.

The first thing is to order service. Once your order is placed and you have received the confirmation email, please contact our order processing team to proceed. Some states require our signature but it does not have to be a mailed original so you can just reply to your order confirmation with the document attached and we'll sign and return it to you. Other states require our original signature, in which case you can email us the document, we will sign it and mail it to you for submission to the state. Alternatively, you can mail us the complete package of documents and state payment and we will sign and forward the package to the state for you. A few states, like Wyoming, require a separate Registered Agent Consent form. We'll send that directly to you after your order is placed. Please call our order processing team or email us with any additional questions or concerns.

The general rule is that InCorp only serves as a California registered agent for entities registered with the Secretary of State. We can serve for other agencies as well but need to be listed with the Secretary of State, also. When looking for a registered agent for an individual, we recommend using an attorney or law office.

California State Fees

Entity Type
Registered Agent Change
Entity Formation State Fee
$30 on Amendment
$20 / $0 extra on Statement of Information
$20 / $0 extra on Statement of Information
$25 / $0 extra on Statement of Information
$0 extra on Statement of Information
$20 / $0 extra on Statement of Information
$25 / $0 extra on Statement of Information
$25 / $0 extra on Statement of Information

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