If you’re thinking about starting a new company or doing business in the state of Illinois, you will need a registered agent who can receive the company’s legal notices from the state government or legal processes. Registered agents in Illinois must have a physical location within the state where “service of process” can be received. You may act as your own agent, but managing these responsibilities can become unnecessarily cumbersome, particularly when you do business in multiple states. Stressing over missed documents and deadlines can keep you from concentrating on the most important duties as a business executive - building your company.
National Registered Agents, Inc. has an extensive network of experienced registered agents in every state in the country. Whether you’re an entrepreneur starting a new business in Illinois or an out-of-state company looking to transact business in Illinois, we can connect you with professionals who have experience with the compliance requirements of the state. If you decide to expand your business beyond Illinois, we can also find you a professional registered agent for any state in which you wish to do business.
To obtain information about our services, fill out our quick online quote form or call to speak with one of our specialists at (800) 520-6724. We know that every company is unique. Our one-on-one consultative approach helps us get to know your company and tailor our services to your needs. We can also help you make a hassle-free switch to NRAI, if you’re not happy with your current Illinois registered agent.
During your consultation, don’t forget to ask about broader corporate services offered by NRAI that could also enhance your business in many ways. Some featured services include a library of downloadable state forms and an online portal system to improve business management.
LLCs. Foreign LLCs in Illinois must meet the same name requirements as domestic LLCs (see above). To register your corporation with the State of Illinois, send the Secretary of State a Certificate of Good standing or Existence, along with a certified copy of your company’s Articles of Organization. Also include two copies of your Application for Admission to Transact Business in Illinois. A $500 filing fee is required to process the Application. If your LLC does not obtain admission to do business in Illinois within 60 days of conducting business there, you will face a $1,000 penalty, plus $50 for every month the company continues to transact business in Illinois without proper authorization.
Corporations. To register your corporation for business in Illinois, your company name must meet the same requirements as a domestic corporation. Send the Secretary of State a certified copy of your company’s Articles of Incorporation, along with two copies of the Application for Certificate of Authority to Transact Business in Illinois. The Application must include a monetary estimate of:
A $150 filing fee is required to process the Application. Within 15 days of receiving the Certificate of Authority from the Secretary, submit it (attached to a copy of your Application) to the Illinois Recorder of Deeds in the county where your company’s registered office is located. Include a check to the Recorder for $38 for the first two pages, and $2 for each additional page.