How to Choose a Delaware Registered Agent

how to choose the best delaware registered agent

Delaware law dictates that every Delaware company (whether a corporation, LLC, LP, non-profit corporation or a public benefit corporation) must appoint a Registered Agent.

Whether you are forming a new business entity or need to find an alternate Registered Agent for an existing company, there are plenty of Delaware Registered Agents available.

Choosing a Registered Agent is a big step for your business, so how do you know which Registered Agent is best suited for you and your company?

Here are 10 specific features to look for in a Delaware Registered Agent:

  1. A physical office located in the state of Delaware, as per the statutory code.
  2. Make sure that your Delaware Registered Agent's office is open and available during normal business hours to accept Service of Process and answer your questions. 
  3. Established system to forward all Franchise Tax notices from the Delaware Secretary of State. 
  4. Your Delaware Registered Agent should have direct, online access to the Delaware Secretary of State, so you can quickly obtain company documents, such as a Certificate of Good Standing, in only two hours.
  5. Many years in business, with the experience to handle any type of situation. 
  6. Choose a Registered Agent that is trusted and respected in the legal community.
  7. Offers you access to customer service in a variety of ways:
    • Telephone
    • Fax  
    • Email
    • live chat
    • in-person office visit
  8. Provides excellent, reliable customer service with a rapid response time. 
  9. Pick a Registered Agent that has many positive reviews from other clients on a third-party review site like the Better Business Bureau or TrustPilot.
  10. Offers competitive and economical annual rate for Registered Agent Service, without hidden fees or bait and switch tactics.

Choosing a Registered Agent for an LLC or a Corporation isn't an easy choice, but our team at Harvard Business Services, Inc. proudly possesses all of these attributes; plus, we offer an array of additional services that can benefit your company.

You can form a new company with us and feel confident, knowing you are establishing a relationship with the best Delaware Registered Agent. 

If you already have a company formed in the state of Delaware but your current Registered Agent does not meet these standards, you should make the switch now!


*Disclaimer*: Harvard Business Services, Inc. is neither a law firm nor an accounting firm and, even in cases where the author is an attorney, or a tax professional, nothing in this article constitutes legal or tax advice. This article provides general commentary on, and analysis of, the subject addressed. We strongly advise that you consult an attorney or tax professional to receive legal or tax guidance tailored to your specific circumstances. Any action taken or not taken based on this article is at your own risk. If an article cites or provides a link to third-party sources or websites, Harvard Business Services, Inc. is not responsible for and makes no representations regarding such source’s content or accuracy. Opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect those of Harvard Business Services, Inc.

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There is 1 comment left for How to Choose a Delaware Registered Agent

Bisserka said: Friday, May 10, 2019

Good day, I would like to résister a non-profit compagny in Delaware and buy my sail boat on the name of the company. Could you please tell me the cost of this service and your annual fee. Thank you very much for your help. Kind regards, Bisserka Geyschlager

HBS Staff replied: Monday, May 13, 2019

Bisserka - typically, clients will use an LLC for purchasing a boat, but your situation may be different. You can find some additional information here - - and we encourage you to contact us via phone, email or live chat for additional assistance. Our formation packages start at $179, which includes the first year of Delaware Registered Agent service.

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