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Illinois Registered Agent Services

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Springfield, IL 62704-7909
Sangamon 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. Your Illinois registered agent protects your business 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 Illinois legal requirements.

A registered agent (which can also be known as a resident agent or statutory agent) is a person or legal entity, designated in the articles of incorporation/organization, who can accept legal documents and notifications from a state office or receive SOP (service of process) when a business entity is involved in legal action.

What Does an Illinois Registered Agent Do for Your Business?

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

Why choose InCorp for your Illinois Registered Agent Services?

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

How Registered Agent Service Can Help Your Business

  • Legal Notifications

    An Illinois registered agent uses an official address within the borders of Illinois to receive important legal notifications and documents on your business's behalf. Using an Illinois registered agent to receive your official mail eliminates the risk of losing or misplacing important legal documents that can occur if receiving this mail at a home or business address. Legal notifications such as your annual filing notices or SOP (service of process) will be handled correctly and in compliance with Illinois law by your registered agent.

  • Flexibility

    By having an Illinois registered agent, you will be compliant with the law by always receiving important legal notifications at an official, local address provided to you by your registered agent. This means you don't have to be present at your physical business location during standard business hours to receive official mail, and you don't even have to have a physical business location if you choose not to. Additionally, suppose you have a physical business location and decide to move. When you receive legal notifications through a registered agent, you will not need to update your business address with the state of Illinois.

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  • Privacy

    Having an Illinois registered agent can help protect your privacy. If you use your home address to receive legal notifications officially, it will be listed in public directories. By having a registered agent, you will be provided with an official Illinois address to receive legal notifications, therefore protecting the privacy of your personal 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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"I had a great experience with them. They made everything easier for me. I definitely recommend anyone who's starting new business to work with them."


  • 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 Illinois 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 Illinois Registered Agent:

  • Illinois does not require original signatures.
  • Online filings are available for formations, qualifications and reports.
  • Illinois's normal filing time for mailed or faxed documents is about 1-2 weeks. Expedited processing is available for $25, and expedited filings are completed in 2-3 business days.
  • The Illinois Registered Agent change filing fee is $26.
  • The state of Illinois requires LLCs and corporations filed in Illinois to have a Registered Agent. An Illinois Registered Agent is a person or company designated on public record to accept legal documents (service of process) and notifications from the Illinois 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 Illinois, during normal business hours.
  • Your Illinois Registered Agent will be responsible, on your behalf, to receive all government notifications sent to Registered Agents, any annual report notices, and litigation (service of process) documents. In Illinois, InCorp's address is for Registered Agent service only.


Illinois 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 an Illinois 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.

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