Registered Agent Services In South Carolina
Dependable registered agent service is your company’s first defense against legal action.
CBC offers a reliable Registered Agent service that provides absolute control over your legal management activities, ensuring protection against unnecessary legal outcomes. We deliver scanned records of your entity transactions through our mobile app, including litigation, and SOP histories, with the accuracy and security you deserve. Rely on us for dependable registered agent services.
South Carolina Registered Agent Service
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Form An LLC
Form A Corporation
We offer same-day scanning and electronic delivery of Service Of Process documents with online tracking and proof of delivery.
We use digital mail with mobile applications to electronically route SOP documents directly to the appropriate recipients, as determined by you.
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- Same-day scanning and delivery of SOP.
- Consolidated entity information in one key account
- Customized service and support to meet the specific needs of your team
Sometimes you need to file with agencies other than the secretary of state. Examples of these agencies include:
Department of Insurance
Board of Pharmacy
Department of Labor
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for filing Form BOC-3
As your process agent, we scan and send 100% of the service we receive on your behalf (in South Carolina) within 24 hours, giving your legal team the advantage it needs to respond in a timely manner.
Part of filing to get your trucking authority also includes filing your BOC-3. The BOC-3 stands for Blanket of Coverage and designates an agent for your company that can file legal documents on your behalf. Unlike filing your motor carrier authority, which can be done yourself, the BOC-3 can only be filed by a process agent designated by the carrier.
The BOC-3 and choosing the right processing agent is important because you need someone to trust when handling notifications from the government, especially if your company is facing legal action.
When documents are received or served on us we will take a picture of the envelope or cover and upload it to your own dashboard. You will be notified by text or email. When you log in to your dashboard you will see the image and by simply clicking on the service of your choice we will scan the contents and upload to your dashboard, forward by USPS, FedEx or UPS. Alternatively, we can hold for pickup or destroy it.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a registered agent?
A registered agent, also known as a resident agent or statutory agent, is a person or entity designated to receive important legal documents and information on behalf of your company. This includes official notices from the state, such as tax forms, annual reports, and legal summons.
Why do I need a registered agent?
In most states, having a registered agent is a legal requirement for businesses. When registering your business, you must provide the name and address of your registered agent. This ensures that the state has a reliable way to contact your business for any legal matters or correspondence.
Using a registered agent allows you to keep your personal information private. Your designated agent’s address will be publicly listed on official documents instead of your home or office address. This helps protect your personal privacy and reduces the amount of unwanted mail or solicitation you may receive.
Can I act as my own registered agent?
While it is possible to act as your own registered agent, it is not recommended. As a business owner, you have many responsibilities and tasks to manage. Designating yourself as the registered agent for your company can add unnecessary stress and potential complications.
Registered agents are required to be available during normal business hours, which may conflict with your schedule. Additionally, if you are not available to receive important documents, this could result in serious consequences for your business, such as default judgments or penalties for missed deadlines.
Furthermore, using a registered agent can help maintain a level of professionalism and credibility for your business. Having a designated person or entity to handle legal matters shows that your company is organized and takes its responsibilities seriously.
Where can I find a registered agent?
- Registered Agent Service: There are companies that specialize in providing registered agent services. They will serve as your designated agent and handle all legal correspondence on behalf of your business.
- Attorney or Law Firm: You can also designate an attorney or law firm to act as your registered agent. This may be beneficial if you anticipate needing legal advice or representation in the future.
- Self-Designated: As mentioned earlier, it is possible to designate yourself as your own registered agent. However, this option is not recommended for the reasons stated above.
Can I change my registered agent?
Yes, you may change your resident agent simply by notifying the Secretary of State.
What are the statutory duties of a registered agent in South Carolina?
- Maintain a registered office within the state (a physical address, not a PO box)
- Keep regular business hours.
- Accept service of process and notifications on behalf of clients.
- Forward documents to clients in a timely manner.
What are the statutory representation duties of a registered agent in South Carolina?
In South Carolina, the statutory representation duties of a registered agent include:
- Receiving legal and official documents on behalf of the company, such as tax notices and annual reports.
- Maintaining a physical address in South Carolina where the registered agent can be reached during normal business hours.
- Forwarding any received documents to the company’s designated contact or representative.
- Notifying the company of any important deadlines or obligations.
- Maintaining confidentiality of all received documents and information.
What is a Process Agent?
A Process Agent is similar to a registered agent but they are used specifically for filings within the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).