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Massachusetts Registered Agent Services

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

Boston, MA 02108-4209
Suffolk County
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What Is a Registered Agent?

Businesses registered as legal entities are required by law in all 50 states to have a registered agent, a resident agent, or a statutory agent. Depending on which state you operate your business, the role may go by a different name, but the function is the same. A registered agent is an individual or a state-qualified corporate agent responsible for receiving important legal notices from the state on behalf of your business. They are also responsible for receiving service of process (SOP) notifications should your business have a lawsuit brought against it. Having a registered agent protects you from missing important legal documents from the state or service of process communications. Your Massachusetts registered agent will be identified within your business's articles of incorporation/organization, which will keep you compliant with legal requirements regarding your business.

Why Do You Need a Registered Agent to Represent Your Business in Massachusetts?

Having a registered agent is a requirement every time you register a new Massachusetts corporation or LLC. You must select a reliable company to act as your Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts during normal business hours. A mailbox service or P.O. Box cannot represent you as your registered agent.

Why Choose InCorp for Your Massachusetts 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 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 uses an official address to receive important legal notifications and documents on your business's behalf. Using a Massachusetts registered agent to receive your official mail can eliminate the risk of losing or misplacing important legal documents often associated with 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 the law by your Massachusetts registered agent.

  • Flexibility

    When you hire a Massachusetts registered agent, maintaining a physical business location within Massachusetts and having someone always present during standard business hours to receive legal notices is not required. You will be in compliance with the law, as your registered agent will provide these services for your business through an official Massachusetts address where legal notices are sent. This creates a lot of flexibility for you in how you decide to operate your business. If you ever change your Massachusetts business address, you will not be required to update this information with the state to be compliant and continue receiving official legal notices.

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"They make sure you are compliant for all state laws as an agent. Good company to work with if you are a start-up."

Levent U.

  • Privacy

    Having a Massachusetts registered agent will help protect your home address's 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 address within Massachusetts 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.

registered / resident agent testimonial

"Love their service! I have been a client for 10 years. They always take care of my LLCs and state paperwork. I love working with the team and they know what they are doing. Don't go anywhere else! InCorp is the best."

John A.

  • 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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts Registered Agent:

  • Massachusetts does require original signatures for non-expedite filings. Expedited filings are submitted online or by fax so the signatures do not need to be original.
  • Online filing service is available for domestic entities and is considered expedite so an additional fee is added.
  • Massachusetts's normal processing time is about 3-5 business days depending on the volume of filings. Massachusetts offers expedite filing online or by fax for $15-$20 depending on the filing type.
  • The Massachusetts Registered Agent change filing is free if filed electronically and $25 by mail or fax.
  • The state of Massachusetts requires LLCs and corporations filed in Massachusetts to have a Registered Agent. Massachusetts Registered Agents are a person or company designated on public record to accept legal documents (service of process) and notifications from the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth'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 Massachusetts, during normal business hours.
  • Your Massachusetts Registered Agent will be responsible, on your behalf, to receive all government notifications sent to Registered Agents and litigation (service of process) documents. In Massachusetts, InCorp's address is for Registered Agent service and we can offer Known Place of Business address service for an additional fee.


Massachusetts Registered Agent FAQs

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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 Massachusetts 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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