When you form a New Mexico LLC the law requires you maintain a registered agent in New Mexico. The agent's job is to accept legal documents and important mail on your company's behalf. The agent must have a physical office in the State of New Mexico. The registered office cannot be a virtual address or Post Office box.
If you live in NM, then you may use your home. However, that is not generally a good idea. Your home address will be made public and you may miss important mail. For these reasons, we suggest you retain a professional registered agent service. Luckily, fulfilling this requirement doesn't have to be expensive or time consuming because we make it easy.
After signing up for our registered agent service we handle everything. We file the necessary paperwork with the Secretary of State and pay the fees to update your agent and office address to us. After switching to our agent service, you receive the following benefits:
We provide a number of services beyond acting as your registered agent in New Mexico. We can help form your llc, forward your mail, and even set up a virtual office for your New Mexico company. We also provide a number of guides for your company, such as how to open a bank account, set up a business phone and obtain your Employer Identification Number. You may find those resources on our page dedicated to incorporating in New Mexico.
There are other agent services in New Mexico. However, most won't let you use their address, have expensive or non-existent mail forwarding, and often try to hide their fees. With us, everything is up front and simple. We also offer discounts if you pay for multiple years ahead of time.
Step 1: Complete our order form for changing agents. It takes less than 5 minutes.
Step 2: Let us do the rest.
If you are creating your own LLC, then know that the Secretary will use your information on the formation documents. If you want to remain anonymous, then you should have us form your New Mexico LLC.
A professional registered agent makes your life easier. Cheap agents will cost you time and put your personal information at risk. Our agent service provides everything needed to keep your company compliant from year to year and the free use of our address. Here is our registered agent service list:
New Mexico statutes state every corporation and llc must maintain a registered agent. This applies whether you formed your company in New Mexico, or are a foreign entity operating here. Every registered agent must have a physical address in New Mexico, be available during normal business hours and be able to forward any received documents. You may also see registered agents be referred to as resident agents, statutory agents, registered offices, and agents for service of process.
You may only be your own agent if you live in New Mexico. However, in such cases, there are still good reasons to choose a professional service. Here is why you should NOT be your own agent:
If you are looking for additional privacy, then you may want to consider establishing a virtual office. Doing so will allow you to establish a separate phone number, receive a lease, and unlimited mail at our address instead of yours.
A bad agent can wreak havoc on your organization. The worst case scenario is not being informed of a lawsuit. In the law's eyes you have been served, but you are not aware of it and the clock starts ticking. You only find out after missing important court dates and deadlines. How much did using the cheapest registered agent save in the end?
There are horror stories, but the strongest reason not to choose a "cheap" option is to avoid the resulting hassle. Other providers make you complete forms and constantly check back. They may or may not provide an online document center. These small imperfections add up to a frustrating experience.
If you choose our service, then we take care of everything. Just complete the order form and set your alarm for next year. We also offer the ability to prepay for multiple years and receive a discount. In those cases, you may run your company for up to five years before needing to worry about any filings or fees.
If you choose another service, then you may experience the following difficulties:
Unlike other states, New Mexico's Secretary does not provide a list of registered agents to search. This means you will need to do your leg work. Maintaining an agent doesn't have to be laborious though. Chances are you found us using an online search engine such as Google or Bing. There are other registered agents in New Mexico and they appear on Google, too, as much as we hate to admit it.
When searching for a registered agent you should keep a few things in mind. A low annual fee isn't everything. You should also ask if the have an online portal, allow you to use their address, and if they complete all the necessary paperwork. We do all of the above to make it easy on you.
This question comes up from time to time when people think they can beat the system. New Mexico's Secretary of State makes it very easy to form LLCs and Corporations while keeping your information private. They also make annual compliance easy because there are no annual reports for limited liability companies. This means no dissolution for failure to pay annual fees and dues like in other states such as Nevada, Wyoming and Delaware. The only thing the Secretary of State asks is that your entity have a registered agent in New Mexico.