Louisiana Registered Agent Service
Get a LA Registered Agent for Only $49 Per Year
A Louisiana registered agent is appointed to accept service of process, legal correspondence and official business mail on behalf of Louisiana corporations and LLCs. To form or register a business in the state, you must appoint a Louisiana registered agent.
We are the most reliable and trusted registered agent service in Louisiana. You can signup easily in only a few minutes. Our form is simply and hassle-free. There are no hidden fees, and we charge only $49 per year. Our fee never goes up.
- Sign up in under 10 minutes
- All forms are already SIGNED with our consent form already NOTARIZED
- We save you time so you can get on with your life and run your business
- Online filing gets your business filings done instantly
- $49 per year (that’s it, nothing more)
Professional Registered Agent Service
Geaux Registered Agent LLC is a local provider of registered agent and incorporation services located right here in Lafayette. We take pride in offering the highest-quality, fastest business filing and the most dependable compliance monitoring in our industry.
Every business in Louisiana is required to maintain a registered agent and registered office within the state.
A Louisiana registered office accepts service of process, legal correspondence and state notifications on behalf of your company. When documents are accepted, your registered agent will contact you in a timely manner and inform you of the documents waiting for you to view.
Our business formation experts and filing staff can always be reached.
When you call our office in Lafayette, you can talk directly to one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff. We promise you won’t get stuck on an automated service trying to decide between dialing one, two, three or fifteen.
When you sign up for our service, you’ll get your filings done faster because you’ll have instant access to your secure online account where you’ll find every Louisiana business form you’ll ever need.
Our promise is that we’ll save you time and money.
Why Do I Have to Hire a Louisiana Registered Agent?
Louisiana state law (RS 12:1-501) requires that business entities continuously maintain within the state a registered office and a registered agent. The purpose of the law is simple: the general public and government agencies need a reliable way to contact a business.
If your company is ever sued, a service of process (legal notification of the lawsuit) will be delivered to your registered agent, whose job it is to contact you and forward the document to you in a timely manner.
What are the Duties of My Louisiana Registered Agent?
- We accept all service of process (notification of a lawsuit) on your behalf
- We accept official mail from the Secretary of State on your behalf
- We upload and forward all your documents to you immediately when they enter our office
- We maintain a registered office in the State of Louisiana (physical address, not a PO box)
- We stay open during regular business hours to accept certified mail and service of process on your behalf
- We contact you immediately when we receive your documents
How Do I Change My Registered Agent to You?
File a Statement of Change Online
You can access the Louisiana Secretary of State’s website to file a Statement of Change online. This is considered an Amendment, and it is the fastest and easiest way to change registered agents. You will need your Charter or Trade Number to make the filing. This is the number assigned to your business when you filed your formation documents (you can look it up here).
When you file online, it will generate an email to us. We will confirm that we agree to represent you.
There is a $25 filing fee. You can pay by Credit Card (there is an additional $5 fee with CC transactions).
File a “Notice of Change of Registered Office and/or Change of Registered Agent” By Mail or In Person
When you hire us, this form will be available instantly in your online account. We have already signed it and had our consent notarized. You can print the form, sign it and mail it to the Secretary of State.
Don’t forget to include the $25 fee. There is an expedite option (24 hours) available for an additional $30. You can pay by Check, Money Order, or Credit Card. Do not send Cash through the mail.
Make the Change on Your Annual Report
If you make the change during your annual renewal period, you will not be required to pay an additional fee (Annual Report fee is $30).
You can file your Annual Report online, by mail, or in person.
Should I Hire You Now or After I Form My Business?
Hire us now.
When you file your Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization, you are required to appoint a Louisiana registered agent. If you fail to do so, your business filing will be rejected.
Form a Business in Louisiana
Start a Business Online
You can file Articles of Organization and Articles of Incorporation online at the Secretary of State website. Online processing is immediate, and you will receive a confirmation email within minutes.
Louisiana requires LLCs and Corporations to file an Initial Report with their formation document. This can also be done online. When you hire us to form your business, we’ll file your articles of organization or incorporation as well as your initial report for you.
You can fax your documents to the Secretary of State. All your forms are already signed by us, and our consent is already notarized.
Important: You will need to have your own signature notarized before faxing your filing.
Special Note for Corporation Filings:
Louisiana requires all Corporations to file a copy of their Articles of Incorporation with the local parish (county). There is a $25 filing fee.
Mail or In-Person
If you choose to mail your documents, remember:
- Your signature must be notarized
- Include your Initial Report
- Include your payment
- 24-hour Processing: $30
- While You Wait (In-Person Only): $50