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Ohio Registered Agent Service

We provide immediate pre-populated forms in your online account and filing instructions on the quickest and cheapest ways to make filings in Ohio. We’re the local registered agent service that does everything and makes it affordable for Ohio business owners to succeed. We even provide you the same tools that large companies use to develop their business presence: a domain name, secure website (SSL security), business email address at your domain, and a local business phone number that can be directed to your own devices.

If you’re registering an out-of-state entity such as an LLC or corporation in Ohio for a certificate of authority, you’ll need an Ohio registered agent.

If you’re forming an Ohio corporation or an Ohio LLC, you’ll need an Ohio registered agent.

We try to make this process for you as quick and easy as possible. When you sign up for our Ohio registered agent service for $49 a year, you are immediately logged into your online account. In there, you’ll see the state resources and forms section with everything you need to make your filing with the state. When we search for something online, we like immediate gratification, and we try to make our process the same way for our clients. The state forms are all pre-populated with our information on them. You’ll notice links we’ve collected to state agencies like the Ohio Secretary of State, Ohio Department of Revenue, and Department of Licensing. You’ll find links to things like state online filing options, taxes, certificate ordering, etc. Our goal is that you spend 5-10 minutes with us signing up, and then have what you need immediately and actually know what to do with it.

You can see our legal address on any page of our site. We’re not a random website. We’re an Ohio business that pays tax and legally operates in Ohio. We have no hidden fees, no forwarding fees and we don’t do anything weird.

We are an Ohio registered agent service that helps out-of-state businesses register to do business in Ohio, and helps keep local Ohio businesses in good standing with the Ohio Secretary of State by acting as your registered agent. We will send you timely reminders to file your Ohio annual reports, and you can always track your due dates in your online registered agent account.

The Ohio Secretary of State doesn’t require original signatures on documents. If you are filing a domestic Ohio corporation or LLC, we have to sign your forms as your registered agent. Foreign LLCs or corporations registering in Ohio do not need the registered agent signature. If you sign up for our registered agent service, you’ll find all the necessary forms pre-signed and pre-populated with our Ohio registered agent information on them in your online account. You will have what you need make your filings with the Ohio Corporation Commission immediately AND understand what to do with it, in less than 10 minutes.

Our Ohio registered agent service includes:

  • Timely reminders to file your Ohio annual reports.
  • You’ll have an online account to log into at any time to view, download and/or store your important Ohio documents.
  • You’ll have immediate access to online tools for your Ohio business presence
  • You’ll get an email and invoice asking you to pay us again after a year. You don’t automatically get charged.
  • All Ohio service of process and important documents are uploaded into your online account, locally and immediately.


If you are filing a certificate of authority as a foreign LLC or foreign corporation in Ohio, you need to get a certificate of good standing from your home state. Here is a list of certificate of good standing fees for some of the common states businesses are from:

  • Pennsylvania:  $40
  • Kentucky: $10
  • Michigan: $12.50
Entity State Filing Fee Ohio Registered Agent Required?
Ohio LLC $99 Yes
Ohio Corporation $99 Yes
Foreign Ohio LLC $99 Yes
Foreign Ohio Corporation $99 Yes

You can make these filings for corporations and LLCs online (the fastest, easiest way) or by mailing the forms and a payment by check to the Ohio Business Services Division at the address listed above. You can also file in person. Upon signing up for Ohio registered agent service, you’ll see all the necessary forms you need to make your filing, pre-signed and pre-populated with our Ohio registered agent information, in your online account.

We also have some valuable Ohio tax info for you as well.

Normal (mailed and walk-in) filings are processed by the state within 4-5 business days after they receive them. Paying a $100 expedite fee will get it processed in 72 hours.

Ohio professional corporations must file a biennial report on even years by July 1st. The filing fee is $25. No other business entities are required to file annual or biennial reports in Ohio.

Thank you for looking at our Ohio registered agent service. We would love to have your business. We’re not a huge company, but this is all we do, and we try to be the best Ohio registered agent you can find. We try to provide the same helpful resources to you, that help us run our business. Because we actually pay taxes and fees in Ohio, we can keep our resources as up to date as possible. You can get the owner of the phone at any time, and our paralegals should be able to answer any question you might have about Ohio registered agent service and incorporating in Ohio. Every company in Ohio is required to maintain an Ohio registered agent and Ohio registered office. Thank you for the opportunity to earn your business.

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