Do I need a Registered / Resident Agent?

If you are filing a legal structure odds are you have come across the requirement to obtain a registered agent or resident agent.   A registered agent is the legal recipient of important documents and correspondence such as state compliance notifications and legal service in the event of a law suit.  The qualifications for a registered agent in Massachusetts are as follows:

  1. Over the age of 18;
  2. Has a legal street address in the state in which the entity is filed; and
  3. Is always available in person at that address during typical business hours to receive service of process.

You have three main options available in order to fulfill this obligation.

  1. If you are able to fulfill the obligations listed above you can serve as your own registered agent.
  2. Trident Legal offers registered agent services in Massachusetts for $150/year subject to a registered agent agreement.
  3. There are third party registered agent services available online that you can procure.

If you would like to find out more about obtaining registered agent services from Trident Legal please contact us by completing this form.

This content is for general educational purposes only and does not to provide any specific legal advice. By using this Site you understand that there is no attorney-client relationship between you and Trident Legal.  This information should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed professional attorney in your state.

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