You probably know every New Mexico LLC must maintain a registered agent in New Mexico. What you probably don't know is how much each agent's service can vary, and that large "national registered agents" really just outsource their operations to local companies like us.
A poorly performing agent will cause more headaches than they are worth. They may carelessly make your private information public, or may make you fill out the change of agent paperwork. If you choose us, then we do everything - which includes keeping you anonymous.
Note: if we form your LLC, then you receive free agent service the first year and a free operating agreement.
We file all necessary paperwork with the Secretary of State and pay the fees to change your agent and office address to us. After switching to our agent service, you receive the following benefits:
We focus solely on LLCs in New Mexico and can answer your state specific questions. Try doing that with the national providers. If you live in NM, then you may use your home as your registered office address, but then your home address will be made public. For this reason, we suggest you retain a professional New Mexico LLC registered agent service. Luckily, fulfilling this requirement isn't expensive or time consuming because we make it easy.
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 for business mail, and if they complete all the necessary paperwork. We do all of the above to make it easy on you.
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.
Step 1: Complete our order form for changing agents. It takes less than 5 minutes. You will find it in the navigation bar, just click
"Login & Order"
Step 2: Let us do the rest.
Here are some things other service providers will put you through:
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:
Businesses choose NM for our anonymity and low fees. Beyond acting as your registered agent in New Mexico, we are happy to provide services such as forming your llc, setting up a virtual office and forwarding mail for your New Mexico company.
We also provide a number of guides to help you choose whether NM is the best state for your new business. For example, we cover the advantages of a New Mexico LLC, how to remain anonymous, what an LLC's Operating Agreement is, how to open a bank account, set up a business phone and obtain your Employer Identification Number. You may find these articles in our "Resources" and "Related Reading" tab above.
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.
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 which includes mail scanning. Doing so will allow you to establish a separate phone number, receive a lease, and unlimited mail at our address instead of yours.
The agent's job is to accept legal documents and important mail on your company's behalf. A good company keeps your New Mexico LLC anonymous, scans or forwards mail they receive, and is in the office all day in case you receive a lawsuit. A cheap agent will accidentally put your name into the public record, refuse to handle business mail and fail to notify you in the event of a lawsuit. They may not even pick up the phone after you've been sold.
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.
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 New Mexico 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.
Still not sure a New Mexico LLC is for you? Then consider reading our page on New Mexico LLC advantages and then head over to our page on forming an LLC. If you elect to move ahead, then we look forwarding to being your New Mexico LLC's registered agent!