If you run a business in Nevada, you are required to have a registered agent. This is a responsible third-party that’s in Nevada, who can receive service of process notices, correspondence from the Secretary of State, and other official government notifications, like tax forms, on behalf of your business.
Why would you want a new registered agent?
Sometimes though, as you progress through your business you may have realised that the registered agent you have is not for you. This could be because you picked yourself, and you realise that the responsibility takes up too much of your time, or because you feel your registered agent is not worth the price, and you want to switch to a new one. There are many reasons you might want to do so, and fortunately changing your registered agent in Nevada is relatively simple, as well as cheap – if you do it properly the first time.
Steps to changing your Nevada registered agent
In general there are three steps to this process:
- Select a new registered agent. Nevada offers you a lot of flexibility in this – you have quite a few options as to who can be your registered agent, some of which include: yourself, an employee at your LLC, your LLC itself, a registered agent service, a friend or a family member.
- Notify your former registered agent about the fact that you are moving on. You don’t want to keep paying for a service you don’t want to have anymore.
- Complete and submit your Nevada Statement of Change of Registered Agent by Represented Entity to the Nevada Secretary of State. This will finalise the change.
What are the options for officially changing your registered agent in Nevada?
In Nevada the only way to change your registered agent is by providing the completed Statement of Change of Registered Agent by Represented Entity form to the Secretary of State. This can be done in many ways, though, including mail, fax, email, or in person, along with the filing fee.
Nevada encourages you to include the Customer Order Instruction form with your filings. This will allow you to specify what type of processing you desire, your method of return delivery, and method of payment, making everything much more official and helping you in the future.
The Statement of Change of Registered Agent by Represented Entity form is the only way in Nevada to change your registered agent – unfortunately you cannot change your registered agent on your annual report, which is known as the annual list in Nevada.
How much does it cost to change your registered agent in Nevada?
There is a starting fee of $60 to file for a changing of your registered agent in Nevada. There are also options to speed up the process, at an extra price. Expedited service fee for having it done within 24 hours means an extra $25. For having it done within 2 hours, the price kicks up to $500, and within the hour is double – $1000. So it might be best for you to wait, if you’re not in a hurry.
How long does it take for the change to be completed?
The state will process your Statement of Change in approximately one week – a lot of times it’s sooner if you have it done by email. But as you’ve seen above, expedited processing is also available, and the timing depends on the service requested.
You get a confirmation copy of your filling, and will also be able to verify that your document was filed from the website you got it from.
If you’re still looking for another registered agent, or some handy information on a Nevada registered agent, visit this site. TRUiC has a range of handy tips and useful information to help you along the way.