South Carolina Registered Agent | Corporate/LLC Registered Agent Services in SC

South Carolina Registered Agent Services

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

Lexington, SC 29073-8628
Lexington 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, this role may be known by a different name, but the function is the same. A South Carolina registered agent is an individual or a state-qualified corporate agent responsible for receiving important legal notices from the state of South Carolina 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 registered agent is identified within the articles of incorporation/organization of your South Carolina business, which keeps you legally compliant.

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

Having a registered agent is a requirement every time you register a new South Carolina corporation or LLC. You need to select an experienced, dependable company to act as your South Carolina 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 South Carolina during normal business hours. A mailbox service or P.O. Box cannot represent you as your registered agent.

Why Choose InCorp for Your South Carolina 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

    Your registered agent receives legal notifications, at an official South Carolina address, on behalf of your business. Therefore, important documents such as your annual filing notices, SOP (service of process), etc., can all be received and handled responsibly and correctly by your South Carolina registered agent, complying with the law and implementing appropriate legal procedures that may be required. In addition, having a registered agent receive your official mail avoids the risks of it being lost or misplaced if it were to be sent to your home or business address.

  • Flexibility

    When you use the services of a registered agent, it will not be necessary to be available during standard business hours or even have a physical business location to receive official legal notifications. This creates opportunities for more flexibility in how you run your business. You will be compliant with South Carolina law by being able to always receive legal notices during standard business hours. Suppose you choose to move your physical business location; by having a South Carolina registered agent, you will not need to update this information with the state to continue receiving official mail.

registered / resident agent testimonial

"I have been using InCorp Services for years...I am now paying half of what I was paying the other service. I also appreciate their online portal that reminds me of important dates and tasks that need to be completed so that my entity always stays up to date and compliant."

Chris F.

  • Privacy

    Through the use of your registered agent, you can help protect your privacy. If you chose to use your personal home address to receive your business's official legal notifications, it would be published in public directories. By hiring a South Carolina registered agent, you will receive these official legal notifications through an official designated address within South Carolina, which would be provided to you by your registered agent. This service can help keep your home address safe and secure, protecting your privacy.

  • 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

"The service was impeccable and fee structure extremely reasonable. I have now engaged InCorp Services to handle all of my foreign entity registrations, as well as maintain annual filing requirements..."

Michelle K.

  • 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 South Carolina 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 South Carolina Registered Agent:

  • South Carolina requires original signatures.
  • Online filings are available for some new entity filings and Registered Agent changes.
  • Mailed documents are usually processed in 3-5 business days. Filings submitted online, in person, or sent vial FedEx are given priority and are generally completed in 1-2 business days.
  • The South Carolina Registered Agent change filing fee is $10.
  • The state of South Carolina requires LLCs and corporations filed in South Carolina to have a Registered Agent. South Carolina Registered Agents are a person or company designated on public record to accept legal documents (service of process) and notifications from the South Carolina 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 South Carolina, during normal business hours.
  • Your South Carolina Registered Agent will be responsible, on your behalf, to receive all government notifications sent to Registered Agents, and litigation (service of process) documents. In South Carolina, InCorp's address is for Registered Agent service only.


South Carolina 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 South Carolina 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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