Agent for Service of Process
What is an agent for service of process?
An agent for service of process is an individual or corporation who accepts service of legal documents on behalf of the business entity. An agent for service of process can be an individual who resides in California or a corporation. The corporation must be certified pursuant to California Corporations Code section 1505. Every business entity is required to designate an agent for service of process. However, a business entity cannot be it’s own agent for service of process.
How and when do you designate your agent for service of process?
The process occurs when you file your statement of information. The initial statement of information must be filed at least 90 days after your business entity is formed. You can file amended statements of information after you’ve filed your first statement. You must also file additional statements of information in the future: either an annual or biannual statement.
What can Carson & Kyung do to help?
Carson & Kyung is a California Corporations Code § 1505 certified Corporation. We are the certified agent for several business in California. We charge a very low fee for our services. This helps us build relationships and trust with everyone we represent.
Contact Sacramento’s Business Attorneys
Looking for an agent for service of process for your business entity? Feel free to contact our law office of Sacramento Business Law Attorneys to set up an initial consultation to discuss your business entity’s needs.
Statement of Information Forms
Here are some links to California statement of information forms:
- California (stock) Corporation: Domestic Stock Corporation (Form SI–200).
- California (nonprofit) Corporation: Domestic Nonprofit Corporation (Form SI–100).
- Foreign Corporation: Foreign Corporation (Form SI–350).
- California Limited Liability Company: Limited Liability Company (Form LLC–12).
- Foreign Limited Liability Company: Limited Liability Company (Form LLC–12).
- California Limited Partnership: Amendment to Certificate of Limited Partnership (Form LP–2).
- Foreign Limited Partnership: Amendment to Application for Registration (Form LP–6).
- General Partnership: Statement of Amendment/Cancellation (Form GP–7).
- Limited Liability Partnership: Amendment to Registration (Form LLP–2).
- Unincorporated Association: Statement by Unincorporated Association (Form UA–100).
- Foreign Partnership (other than a foreign limited partnership): Statement by Foreign Partnership (Form LL–27).
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Sacramento Business Resources
California Secretary of State, located in Sacramento at 1500 11th St, Sacramento, CA 95814.
California Corporations Code § 1505:
(a) Any domestic or foreign corporation, before it may be designated as the agent for the purpose of service of process of any
entity pursuant to any law which refers to this section, shall file a certificate executed in the name of the corporation by an officer thereof stating all of the following:
- (1) The complete street address of its office or offices in this state, wherein any entity designating it as such agent may be served with process.
- (2) The name of each person employed by it at each such office to whom it authorizes the delivery of a copy of any such process.
- (3) Its consent that delivery thereof to any such person at the office where the person is employed shall constitute delivery of any such copy to it, as such agent.
(b) Any corporation which has filed the certificate provided for in subdivision (a) may file any number of supplemental certificates
containing all the statements provided for in subdivision (a), which, upon the filing thereof, shall supersede the statements contained in the original or in any supplemental certificate previously filed.
(c) No domestic or foreign corporation may file a certificate pursuant to this section unless it is currently authorized to engage
in business in this state and is in good standing on the records of the Secretary of State.