Registered Agent vs. Business Address

Leela Hopkins
VPM Staff
Last Updated
October 2, 2020

A registered agent and a business address are two separate requirements that serve separate functions for your LLC or corporation.

You must designate a registered agent in order to form a business entity, such as an LLC or corporation, to operate in the state. The registered agent is necessary to guarantee reception of and forward legal documents, notice of lawsuits, and any other communication from the state.

A business address, on the other hand, is used to indicate the main location from which the business operates. If you run an LLC, this is your commercial office location. For other types of business it’s the address to which your bills and mail are sent. This could be a home address or the address at which your business is located. Your business address is also the place where a person or an organization can physically be found or contacted.

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