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How to Effectuate Service of Process on a Corporation through the Registered Agent

In addition to the other methods prescribed by law, the Registered Agent of a given Corporation acts as the statutory agent for service of process. Often times, and more commonly with larger Corporations the Registered Agent may be a professional company hired for the specific purpose to accept legal documents on behalf of the Corporation.

It is common place for Corporations to designate a corporate officer as the Registered Agent. However, some companies may choose to hire a third party registered agent company to accept service of process on their behalf in order to limit interruptions at their place of business and/or to streamline the process. Service of process on a Corporation may be accomplished by serving an the Registered Agent. Each state has their own rules and procedures for service of process on a Corporation that must be followed in order to effectuate proper service by this means. 

Hiring a professional process server to serve a corporation through the Registered Agent is an important step in proceeding with any legal action. Process servers have the skills and experience to serve legal documents in a timely manner and, most importantly, serve them in accordance with the local and state process serving laws.

Service of Process on Corporation through a Registered Agent Company

Corporations and other business entities must designate an Agent for Service of Process to accept service on their behalf. The agent otherwise known as the registered agent or statutory agent would accept lawsuits, subpoenas, and other legal documents. The agent for service would then forward the documents to the appropriate party that they accepted service for. Each state requires a business entity to assign a registered agent.

There are several well known Registered Agent companies that have locations nationwide and are routinely served on behalf of the respective Corporation which they serve as the Registered Agent for including: 

  1. CT Corporation System

  2. Corporation Service Company

  3. Corporate Creations Network Inc.

We Serve Law LLC has the experience necessary to assist with serving a corporation through the Registered Agent. Our team is very diligent, responsive and takes pride in their work. We will be glad to provide exemplary customer service and serve documents for you anywhere Nationwide. Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email for your service of process needs.


Due to the rapidly changing nature of the law, there may be times when the material on this page is not current. We have made every effort to provide complete and accurate information of the general rules governing service of process on the Secretary of State. However, we cannot guarantee the current accuracy of the above listed content, it is provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. We assume no liability whatsoever and will not be held responsible directly or indirectly for any damages resulting from any errors, omissions, inaccuracies or your reliance on this partial information.

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