A Registered Agent in North Carolina is a person or business entity responsible for receiving legal documents on behalf of a business entity. The Registered Agent must be located in North Carolina and must be available during normal business hours to receive important legal documents such as service of process, tax forms, and other official correspondence.
In North Carolina, the Registered Agent must be a resident of the state, or a corporation, limited liability company, or limited partnership authorized to transact business in North Carolina. The Registered Agent must maintain a business office in North Carolina that is identical to the Registered Agent's business address listed on the Articles of Incorporation or Organization.
If an individual is serving as a Registered Agent, they must provide their full name, street address, and signature on the Articles of Incorporation or Organization. The address listed must be a physical street address in North Carolina, and a post office box or rural route address cannot be used.
If a business entity is serving as a Registered Agent, they must provide their full business name, street address and signature on the Articles of Incorporation or Organization. The business must have a physical presence in North Carolina, and the address listed must be a street address.
For more information on Registered Agents in North Carolina, please visit the North Carolina Secretary of State website: https://www.sosnc.gov/divisions/corporations/faq_registered_agents.