West Virginia Registered Agent | Corporate/LLC Registered Agent Services in WV

West Virginia Registered Agent Services

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

Charleston, WV 25313
Kanawha County
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What Is a Registered Agent?

Depending on which state you operate your business in, you will be required to have a registered agent, a resident agent, or a statutory agent. A registered agent will receive official legal notices from the state on behalf of your business or service of process communications (SOP) if your business should have legal action taken against it from a third party. Despite the differences in names, all of these titles perform the same function. All businesses that are recognized by the state as legal entities are required by law in all 50 states to have a registered agent perform these functions on behalf of the business. Your registered agent will be listed inside your business’s articles of incorporation/organization. A registered agent protects your business against the liabilities associated with missing important legal notifications from the state and service of process communications if your business should have a suit brought against it by a third party. Having a registered agent is an essential component of responsibly operating a business that is in compliance with the law.

What Function Does a Registered Agent Perform for a Business in West Virgina?

Having a registered agent is a requirement every time you register a new LLC or corporation in West Virginia. It is vital to select a reliable, experienced company to act as your West Virginia registered agent. Failing to establish and maintain a registered agent can have negative effects on the legal status of your company within West 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 West Virginia during normal business hours. A mailbox service or P.O. Box cannot represent you as your registered agent.

Why Choose InCorp for Your West 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 is in charge of receiving important legal notifications on your behalf and provides an official address where your annual filing notices, SOP (service of process), and other important legal documents can be sent. Having this official address and a West Virginia registered agent avoids many risks associated with receiving legal documents, such as lost or misplaced mail. Instead of receiving legal notifications at your home or business location, a trained registered agent with an official address within the state can guarantee the mail will be handled properly and in compliance with the law and appropriate legal procedures.

  • Flexibility

    By hiring a registered agent, you will not need to be available during standard business hours or even have a physical business location to receive official legal notifications. This creates an opportunity for flexibility in how you choose to run your business. You will be compliant with the law by being able to always receive legal notices during standard business hours, at an official address, through your West Virginia registered agent. Suppose you choose to move your physical business location. Because you have a designated West Virginia address provided by your registered agent, you will not need to update this information with the state to continue receiving official mail.

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"Our company has been using InCorp Services, Inc. to assist with out of State needs. They handle the paperwork and make sure our licenses are kept current and are in compliance."

Debbie M.

  • Privacy

    Your West Virginia registered agent can help secure the privacy of your personal information. For example, if you were to use your home address to receive official legal notices on behalf of your business, your home address would be published within public directories. With a registered agent, you will be using an officially designated address to receive all of your important legal notices. This service can help keep your home address safe and 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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"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 West 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 West Virginia Registered Agent:

  • West Virginia does not require original signatures.
  • Online filings are available.
  • West Virginia processing time is about 2-5 business days depending on the volume of filings. Expedited processing is not offered.
  • The West Virginia Registered Agent change filing is $15.
  • The state of West Virginia requires LLCs and corporations filed in West Virginia to have a Registered Agent. West Virginia Registered Agents are a person or company designated on public record to accept legal documents (service of process) and notifications from the West Virginia 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 West Virginia, during normal business hours.
  • Your West Virginia Registered Agent will be responsible, on your behalf, to receive all government notifications sent to Registered Agents and litigation (service of process) documents. In West Virginia, InCorp's address is for Registered Agent service only.


West 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 West 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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