Business Experts For All Your Company Needs
Why would I ask a registered agent to form my business or deliver my mail?
Easy! Because we have a working relationship with the Illinois Secretary of State, and digitizing your mail is already part of what we do every day. Our team is set up in an optimal way to help business owners maximize efficiency and ease when it comes to starting and maintaining their businesses.
What is a Registered Agent?
All for a low price that never changes.
Requirements for Illinois Registered Agents
Register and maintain a registered office with the State of Illinois
Accept official mail from the Secretary of State on behalf of clients
Keep regular business hours year-round to accept certified mail
Deliver all documents to clients in a reasonable time frame
Sign for all service of process on behalf of clients
Contact clients whenever documents are accepted and signed for
Our Illinois Registered Agent Service
For just $49 a year, you get a professional registered agent plus ongoing support for your business in a variety of ways. This includes:
- A safe and secure online account
- Service of process scanned into your online account immediately
- 3 pieces of regular mail scanned into your online account at no extra charge
- Pre-populated business filings and forms in your online account
- Total compliance monitoring year round
- Easy-to-understand filing guides for DIY business filings
- Regular annual report reminders and tax notifications
- Legitimate use of our commercial office address in Springfield
- 90-day free trial of phone service
- No forwarding fees, no hidden fees, no upsells… ever
Everything comes to you at a flat rate of $49 a year, every year. Whether you simply need a registered agent or are looking to expand your business, it all starts right here.
Our Registered Agents Also Do:
Business Registration Service
To register a new business in Illinois, you must secure a registered agent then file a document called Illinois articles of organization (LLCs) or Illinois articles of incorporation (corporations) with the Illinois Secretary of State. The state charges $150 in filing fees to start an LLC, and $180 to start a corporation. We’ve filed hundreds of business formation documents over the years and can get this done for you in a pinch.
Virtual Mail Service
Whether you’re always on the go or simply don’t want to deal with the hassle of physical mail, our virtual mail service gives you the option to get all your mail on your personal device wherever you are in the world. In addition to the 3 free mail scans you get when you sign up for any one of our services, you get a unique suite number at our office here in Springfield so you can receive all your busines mail, including letters, contracts, invoices, and more. Our filers work fast to scan your documents to your online account the day we receive them, so you get digital copies of your mail in real time. With three mail forwarding packages to choose from, we have a virtual mailing address option to suit your business’s needs.
Illinois Virtual Office Service
Our service is $19/month and includes:
- Virtual office address
- Unlimited virtual mail
- Illinois phone number and phone service
- Month-to-month office lease
- Access to our conference room in Springfield
Work from anywhere and bring your office with you!
Expedited Filings – Our Free Courier Service
As part of our dedication to fast, efficient service, we also WALK IN your Illinois Secretary of State expedited filings. While some filings can be done online fast, many filings can ONLY be done by mail or in person. But a weird thing about the Illinois Secretary of State — mailed filings can’t be expedited. And mailed filings can take over a month to be processed.
That’s why we take your expedited filings over ourselves so you get the fastest service possible. Our building is just 10 minutes away from the Illinois Secretary of State Corporations Division in Springfield. Some of the most common expedited filings we walk in are for foreign LLCs, foreign corporations and amendments – filings that can’t be submitted online.
As your registered agent in Illinois, we will keep you informed about legal compliance requirements. Every business in the State must maintain good standing with the Secretary of State or else face various penalties.
- Corporations: An Illinois corporation is required to file an Annual Report each year. The deadline is the day before your anniversary month. If you incorporated in July, then you must file an Illinois Annual Report by the last day of June. The filing fee is $75. In addition, corporations must pay a Illinois franchise tax.
- LLCs: An Illinois LLC must file an Annual Report each year. The deadline is the day before your anniversary month. If you formed your LLC in February, then you must file an Annual Report by the final day of January. The fee is $75.
- Corporations & LLCs: Most business entities registered in the state of Illinois are required to file what’s known as a Beneficial Ownership Information report (BOI) with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). This one-time report is free and confidential, but must be updated if any information changes.
Affordable Registered Agent Services In Illinois
A lot of people think if you’re going to hire an Illinois registered agent, you have to find one in Chicago. Out here in Springfield, we know that’s not the case. In fact, we can give you the same high-quality service at a better price, because our cost of doing business is lower in Springfield.
We’re a small, local office. When you hire Illinois Registered Office LLC, you can rest assured that you’re not signing a check to some corporate conglomerate. You’re dealing with a local company dedicated to local businesses and our Springfield community. Nobody knows Illinois business better than we do.
Signing up for our service won’t just save you money, it’ll save you something even more valuable: time. We have the fastest, most efficient business filing system in the industry. We know all the ins and outs of business filings in Illinois. This is what we do every day. You’ll have an online account in under ten minutes, and with our user-friendly tips and guides, you’ll know exactly which filings you need to do and exactly how to do them. And our friendly, knowledgeable staff is always here to help.
Do I Need a Registered Agent?
Illinois state statutes (805 ILCS 5/5.05) require business entities to appoint and continuously maintain a registered agent and registered office within the state. The law allows the general public, as well as government agencies, a reliable way of contacting your business. This is mostly in the event of a lawsuit. When your company is sued, service of process (notification of a lawsuit) will be delivered to your registered agent.
Illinois state law requires all business entities to designate a registered agent. When you form your company with the Secretary of State, your filing will be rejected without a registered agent. Registered agent service guarantees that the general public and government agencies have a reliable way of contacting business entities when lawsuits are brought against the company.
When your company is involved in a lawsuit, the court issues a notification called a service of process. This is delivered to your Illinois registered agent. As your registered agent, we accept the service of process on behalf of your business.
We will then upload your service of process into your secure online account and notify you immediately. This gives you instant access to your legal documents, allowing you to make a swift and informed decision.
All of your service of process and other legal correspondence that we receive are stored in your online account so that you can easily access them whenever you need to.
LLCs and Corporations cannot act as their own registered agents in Illinois. You are required to appoint one. You can hire Illinois Registered Office LLC for only $49 per year.
The Illinois Business Corporation Act of 1983 lays out the basic rules regarding registered agents. An Illinois registered agent must be:
- An individual resident of the State
- A domestic corporation, LLC, limited partnership or limited liability partnership
- A foreign corporation, LLC, LP or LLP registered within the State
In all cases, a registered agent in Illinois must maintain a physical address within the State where service of process can be delivered during normal business hours.
A registered agent is appointed when you form your business entity. This is done on your formation documents.
An LLC appoints a registered agent on its Articles of Organization.
A corporation designates a registered agent on its Articles of Incorporation.
You can easily change your Illinois registered agent by filing a Statement of Change of Registered Agent and/or Registered Office with the Illinois Secretary of State. This can be done online or by mail. You can read more about these services on our Change Illinois Registered Agent page.