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Virginia Registered Agent Services

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

Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Hanover County
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What Is a Registered Agent?

A registered agent (or a resident agent or statutory agent depending on the business location) is an individual or a legal entity responsible, on behalf of a business, for the reception of important legal documents and notifications from a state office. They are also responsible for receiving SOP (service of process) notifications when a business becomes involved in legal action. In other words, your Virginia registered agent is your company's primary point of contact with Virginia state entities and the avenue through which you receive communications from these entities in regards to your business as well as being the main conduit in which your business will receive any important communications regarding notices of legal action taken against your company. When starting a new Virginia business, owners will be asked to identify who their Virginia registered agent is in their articles of incorporation or organization. The role of a registered agent can either be fulfilled by an individual or state-qualified corporate agent.

Why Is Having a Registered Agent Necessary in Virginia?

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

Why Choose InCorp for Your Virginia 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 provides an official address where important legal documents can safely and securely be sent, such as your annual filing notices and SOP (service of process). This prevents the risk of losing this important mail if you were to have it sent to your home or business location. In addition, upon receiving these important legal notifications, your Virginia registered agent will handle them correctly and responsibly in compliance with the law and any required legal procedures.

  • Flexibility

    The services provided by your Virginia registered agent allows flexibility in how you operate your business. By hiring a registered agent, you will not need a physical business location or be present during standard business hours to receive official legal notifications as required by law. Instead, your Virginia registered agent will perform these services for you by using an official address where legal notices can be received during standard business hours, keeping you in compliance. For example, suppose you have a physical business location and want to move. In that case, you will not need to update this information with the state of Virginia, as your registered agent can continue receiving official mail on your behalf.

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  • Privacy

    By hiring a registered agent, you can help protect the privacy of your home address. If you choose to use your home address to receive official legal notifications regarding your business, it will be published in public directories. By utilizing a Virginia registered agent, you will be provided an official, in-state address to receive all of your official legal notifications. This service can help keep your personal information private.

  • 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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"Their proprietary systems are state of art, and customer service is quick to assist with live chat and other communication systems. Consider me a lifelong client."


  • 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 Virginia 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 Virginia Registered Agent:

  • Virginia does not require original signatures.
  • Online filings are available for domestic corporations and LLCs as well as agent changes.
  • Virginia processing time is immediate when filing online and 1-3 weeks for paper filings. Same day expedite is available for $200 or 24 hours for $100.
  • The Virginia Registered Agent change filing is free of charge.
  • The state of Virginia requires LLCs and corporations filed in Virginia to have a Registered Agent. Virginia Registered Agents are a person or company designated on public record to accept legal documents (service of process) and notifications from the Virginia State Corporation Commission 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 Virginia, during normal business hours.
  • Your Virginia Registered Agent will be responsible, on your behalf, to receive all government notifications sent to Registered Agents, annual report notices, and litigation (service of process) documents. In Virginia, InCorp's address is for Registered Agent service only.


Virginia 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 Virginia 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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