What is a registered agent?

All entities filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State are required to have a registered agent and registered office located in the State of Nebraska.  The registered agent is responsible for receiving important legal and tax documents on behalf of incorporated companies, such as the following:

  • Service of Process
  • Important state mail, such as annual reports or statements
  • Tax documents sent by the state’s department of taxation

The registered agent must have a physical address (not a post office box) in the state of incorporation or qualification and must be available at the address during normal business hours.

Advantages of Registered Agent Services

We believe  being a registered agent goes beyond fulfilling the statutory requirement.


  • Annual/Biennial Report filing alerts. Registered agent customers receive ongoing alerts for any state annual or biennial report filings which are due after you incorporate.
  • Prompt handling of official documents. We provide prompt and efficient handling of important state, tax and legal documents received on behalf of your company.
  • Professional and discreet Service of Process delivery. We’ll email and digitally scan Service of Process documents to you for instant viewing.
  • Exceptional, friendly customer service. Available by phone or email, our knowledgeable representatives are happy to answer questions you have about compliance, your account or placing an order with us.

Keep in Mind....

Service of Process is the document which initiates a lawsuit. Failing to respond in a timely manner can result in default judgment against your company, meaning  a judge can award the full damages sought to the plaintiff. With Records Research you are notified by email of any Service of Process which has been served to Records Research as your agent and can easily forward it to your legal counsel.


What Are the Requirements for a Registered Agent?

Your company’s registered agent needs to be available at the registered office during normal business hours. The registered office must be a physical address in the state where your business is formed or incorporated or registered to do business as a foreign corporation or LLC.

Note: A post office box or private rented mailbox does not qualify as a physical address.

The registered office address is also available as public record, along with your formation or foreign qualification documents which have been filed with the state. If a business office address is not required on the documents, the registered agent’s address will be used. In this case, it’s the only address on file for your company.

If you have a physical address in your state of formation, you can name, as your registered agent, yourself, another owner, an employee or someone else who works for the company or who will be there to receive documents served on them during the required hours.  However, the company may not be named as its own registered agent.

How Registered Agent Services Differ

Not all registered agent service providers are created equal, nor do registered agent providers offer the same level or quality of service. When choosing a professional registered agent, look for a company with a long history of providing compliance services to companies of all sizes.