Ohio Statutory Agent Services

CorpNet can act as your Ohio statutory agent ensuring your business stays compliant with any service of process, legal notices, or official mailings.

Our statutory agent services are fast, affordable, guaranteed, and just $149 per year.

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Why You Need to Appoint a Statutory Agent in Ohio

When an Ohio business is formed, the company must designate a statutory agent and office within the Articles of Organization for an LLC or the Articles of Incorporation for a Corporation.

Appointing a statutory agent is legally required in under Ohio Code Section 1701.07.

Failure to appoint and maintain an agent could result in default judgments (in the case of a lawsuit), fines, and penalties. You might also risk having your business suspended or terminated in the state of Ohio.

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What Does a Statutory Agent Do?

A statutory agent is an individual or business that is appointed by the company to receive and sign for any legal service of process documents, notices, or demands served upon the company.

Some examples of the documentation include:

  • Official federal and state correspondence
  • Subpoenas for information
  • Tax notices
  • Lawsuit notifications
  • Summonses to appear in court
  • Wage garnishment notices
  • Corporate filing notifications

What Ohio Business Entities Require an Agent?

The following domestic and foreign businesses require a statutory agent in Ohio:

  • Corporation
  • Nonprofit Corporation
  • Professional Association
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • General Partnership
  • Limited Partnership (LP)
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
  • Cooperative
  • Community Development Corporation

The following domestic and foreign businesses do not require a statutory agent in Ohio:

  • Banks
  • Trust companies
  • Insurance companies
  • Public utilities registered for taxation purposes

Who Qualifies as a Statutory Agent in Ohio?

To serve as a statutory agent or office, you must meet the following requirements:

  • A person who is an Ohio resident
  • A domestic or foreign corporation, nonprofit corporation, LLC, partnership, LP, LLP, limited partnership association, professional association, business trust, or unincorporated nonprofit association that has an Ohio business address
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Why a Commercial Registered Agent is Your Best Option

A commercial registered agent has filed a special listing statement with a state’s agency responsible for business registrations and compliance. Information that a commercial registered agent provides on the list includes its company name, entity type, and address to which service of process should be sent.

Commercial registered agents often maintain a physical address in multiple states and work with many business entities. Commercial agents like CorpNet also will notify businesses of upcoming state filings and legal notices and they can prepare and submit compliance filings on your behalf.

There are many advantages to working with a commercial registered agent. From convenience and privacy to easy online document access, a commercial registered agent offers peace of mind.

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FAQs About Ohio Statutory Agent Services

Does Ohio require a registered agent?

In Ohio, a resident agent is referred to as a statutory agent. The majority of businesses within the state of Ohio must appoint a statutory agent and office.

What government entity manages statutory agents in Ohio?

Ohio Secretary of State
Client Service Center
22 North Fourth Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Phone: 614.466.3910
Website: https://www.ohiosos.gov/businesses/

What forms are used to appoint a statutory agent in Ohio?

  • Articles of Incorporation (Form 532A)
  • Articles of Organization (Form 610)
  • Statutory Agent Update for changes and resignation (Form 521)
  • Amendment of Partnership Statement (Form 545)

How much does a statutory agent cost?

There is a wide range of pricing for statutory agents. Some service providers offer super low rates, however, this comes with limited services, hidden costs, and they do not offer important things your business needs like compliance monitoring, online customer portals, live customer service, or a money-back guarantee.

While at face value, a low-priced statutory agent may seem like a sweet deal, things can turn sour quickly. So rather than looking only at the price low-cost providers flash prominently on their websites, dig deeper into what you’ll be getting and what you’re not getting.

How do I change my existing statutory agent?

  • In the event of death, resignation, or change of the statutory agent, the business entity must appoint a new one by filing Form 521 titled Statutory Agent Update
  • Form 521 should also be used if the existing statutory agent changes his/her name and/or address.
  • Failure to file this information may result in a cancellation of the business entity’s articles or its license to conduct business in Ohio
  • A limited liability partnership may not use Form 5211 to file a Statutory Agent Update, instead, please file Form 545 Amendment of Partnership Statement
  • If you hire a commercial registered agent, they can process the paperwork for you. Request CorpNet to change your registered agent for you

Can my statutory agent manage my annual report?

Yes! When you appoint a commercial statutory agent you can receive a wide range of business compliance assistance. CorpNet handles online filings for a wide range of requirements at the state, federal, and local levels:

  • File Articles of Incorporation
  • File Articles of Organization
  • File a foreign qualification
  • File a DBA (Doing Business As)
  • File initial reports and annual reports
  • Request an S Corporation election
  • Request EINs (Federal Tax ID Numbers)
  • Register for business licenses
  • Register for sales and use tax permits
  • Register for payroll taxes

Are discounts available for multiple businesses or states?

CorpNet offers nationwide registered agent services supporting multi-state, multi-company, and bulk registrations. Our full coverage across the United States is enhanced by a single point of contact that offers volume discounts for multiple entities, states, or years of service. Learn more about CorpNet’s bulk registered agent discounts.

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