315 E. 5th Street, STE 202, Waterloo, IA, 50703 | (515) 661-5509
by Iowa Registered Agent LLC

Iowa registered agent service in Waterloo, Iowa!

Iowa registered agent service for $49 a year.

People often wonder how we keep our prices so low. That’s one of the advantages of being a local Iowa registered agent.

Iowa has the 7th lowest cost of doing business of any state in the country, and we believe in passing on those savings to our customers. Many of our competitors are massive corporations headquartered elsewhere, which is probably why they charge an arm and a leg.

Great Service

  • Sign up in under 10 minutes
  • Our filing tips and guides to steer you through the process
  • Same-day notification whenever your documents come into our office
  • Your documents uploaded in real-time, minutes after we sign for them

Every Iowa business entity needs an Iowa registered agent. But not all registered agents are made the same. With Iowa Registered Agent Service, you can rest assured that you are getting dedicated, personal service at a great price. We don’t just sign you up and collect a fee. We are dedicated to helping you every step of the way, through business formation to your biennial compliance requirements and everything along the way.

Don’t settle for less. Hire the best: Iowa Registered Agent Service.

Can I Be My Own Registered Agent in Iowa?

Yes. However, to be your own Iowa registered agent, you must reside in the state and maintain a registered office that is open during regular business hours to accept certified mail. Because certified mail cannot be delivered to a PO box, registered agents are required to have a physical location (registered office).

Why Am I Required to Hire an Iowa Registered Agent?

Iowa state law (IA Code 490.501) requires that all business entities continuously maintain a registered office and a registered agent in the State of Iowa. The law ensures that the general public, as well as certain government agencies, have a reliable way of contacting businesses.

In the event that you are sued, a service of process (notification of a lawsuit) is delivered to your registered agent.

What Are the Duties of an Iowa Registered Agent?

  • Register and maintain a registered office in Iowa
  • Keep registered office open during regular business hours
  • Accept service of process on clients’ behalf
  • Sign for official mail from the Iowa Secretary of State (such as biennial report notices) for clients
  • Forward all documents to clients in a timely manner
  • Contact clients and inform them whenever documents arrive at the registered office

How Do I Change Registered Agents to You?

1st Choice: File a Statement of Change of Registered Office and/or Registered Agent Form

This form can be filed any time. When you sign up for our service, this form will be in your online account. We have already signed it, and it is ready to go.

There is no fee for filing this form.

You can fax, mail or deliver the form to the Secretary of State.

2nd Choice: Make the Change on Your Biennial Report

You can change your registered agent on your Biennial Report.

Online Biennial Report filing in Iowa costs $30 for both entities. You can also mail or fax your Biennial Report, but the cost is $45 if you file a paper report.

3rd Choice: Make an Amendment

You can change registered agents by submitting an Amendment to your Articles of Incorporation or Certificate of Organization. This is not recommended, as the fee is higher ($50) and unnecessary.

What Are the Ways to File My Iowa Formation Documents?

Online

You can file your formation documents through Iowa’s online system, but it is a rather complicated process. Check out our page Filing Your Iowa Documents Online for more information.

Fax

You can fax documents to the Iowa Secretary of State’s office. Faxed filings are processed faster than mailed filings, usually by about 1 to 2 days.

What to Include:

  • Complete document
  • Coversheet
  • Credit Card information (on coversheet)

Fax Number: 515-242-5953

Mail or Walk-In

You can mail your formation documents to the Secretary of State. Be sure to include your payment in the form of Check or Money Order.

Mail to:

Iowa Secretary of State
First Floor, Lucas Building
321 E 12th St
Des Moines, IA 50319


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