Virginia Registered Agent Services
Every business authorized to do business in Virginia is required by law to have a registered agent in Virginia. The role of the registered agent is to forward to the business any communications served on the registered agent for the business. Typically, these communications will include legal documents, such as subpoenas and summons. The Commonwealth of Virginia also sends annual reports and other official notices to the registered agent of a business.
Who Can Serve as Registered Agent?
An individual can serve as a registered agent for a Virginia business, if certain criteria are met. To serve as a registered agent, an individual must:
- Be a resident of Virginia;
- Be a member of the Virginia State Bar or a part of the management of the business
entity (an officer or director of a corporation, a member or manager of a limited liability
company, a trustee of a business trust, a general partner of a limited partnership, or a
partner of a registered limited liability partnership); and
- Agree to serve as the business entity’s registered agent.
A business entity may also serve as a registered agent for another business entity. However, a business entity cannot act as its own registered agent. For a low annual fee, General Counsel, P.C. will serve as registered agent for your business.