Sat 22 Aug 2015 | By:

How to Get the Perfect Registered Agent in Tennessee

Choose a Registered Agent

A Registered Agent is a requirement when you’re starting a business in Tennessee.

It is one of the requirements to become an official operating business and to be compliant too. As a business startup owner, there are some criteria that your chosen Registered Agent in Tennessee must qualify for.

A Tennessee Registered Agent should have a street address in the state, and must be present in that address during business hours to be ready to receive legal notices as a representative of your business.


Tennessee Registered Agent Restrictions and Requirements

As I mentioned earlier, there are several criteria to meet for a Tennessee Registered Agent for your business. As well, restrictions are also necessary when hiring one.

There are no restrictions as to whether you can be your own Registered Agent, but it is often discouraged to do it though. Your Registered Agent in has to be present at all times during business hours to receive any legal document day in and day out.

So think about being tied up to this specific task and not being able to do anything else for your business because of this. It’s a big responsibility.


Your Options for Finding a Tennessee Registered Agent

File Annual Reports & Publication Requirements

Before you choose a Registered Agent or Registered Agent service for your business, do your research. One very important thing that you have to remember is credibility. A Registered Agent must always be efficient because they will be at the forefront of your business.

Aside from this, you also have to look into if a Registered Agent has a legitimate working office because legal documents are usually delivered at 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday so you have to make sure that the agent you choose has this. These are just some suggestions, at the end of the day, the decision is up to you.

Get a Reliable Registered Agent

Both services will act as your Registered Agent and handle all legal notifications from the state on your behalf.

IncFile (for $99) or LegalZoom (for $159)

About Liesha Petrovich

Liesha is a small business owner of 20 years, host of Startup Savant, the owner of a karate dojo in Maine, and creator of Work Mobly. During free time she's with her family and working on a Doctorate in Entrepreneurship.