Change Nevada registered agent

Last updated on November 23, 2022

You can change a registered agent by informing the Secretary of State via a 'Registered Agent Acceptance/Statement of Change' form. Learn how to do this step by step.

Who are they?

Agent for service of process

Also known as a registered agent, resident agent, statutory agent, etc in various states. These agents are physically located in the state where business entities operate. They receive important legal documents on behalf of the business entity.

Receive service of process

Their primary task is to receive tax forms, judicial notices, and other legal documents during business hours, 5 days a week.

For all business entities

Most business entities including LLCs, corporations, and partnerships require these agents in every state they operate in.

Not PO boxes

Agents must have a physical street address in the state. Not just PO boxes.

Details are public

The address and contact details of these agents are made public by the Secretary of State.


Step-by-step instructions

How to change a registered agent in Nevada?

Check the steps below:

1. Find a new registered agent

Before you plan to change your existing registered agent, make sure to find an alternative registered agent in the state.

If you are physically located in the state, you can be a registered agent for your own LLC. But paying a service provider to become a registered agent will give you much-needed peace of mind.

You can also find a new registered agent through the state's business entity search tool.

2. Inform existing registered agent

You may inform your existing registered agent about your decision to replace them.

3. Inform the State

To change the registered agent for an LLC in Nevada, file the form 'Registered Agent Acceptance/Statement of Change' by mail with the Secretary of State.

Filing fee



Secretary of State

Commercial Recordings Division

202 North Carson St.

Carson City, NV 89701-4201

Registered agent

A registered agent is an agent of your LLC on whom any notice, process or demand may be served. Every LLC in Nevada needs to have a registered agent located in the state.


According to Nevada Revised Statutes § 86.231:

  • 1

    Registered agent can be an individual or an authorised organisation.

  • 2

    Registered agent must have a street address where they can personally receive service of process.

  • 3

    Office of Registered agent cannot be just a mailbox service of a telephone answering service.

Failure to maintain registered agent

If you fail to appoint or maintain a registered agent, it will cause the company to fall out of good standing within Nevada. Its license to do business in Nevada can also be forfeited.

Frequently asked questions

Business guides in Nevada

Registered agents are mandatory for almost all entities in Nevada including LLCs and corporations. Learn more about how these businesses are conducted in Nevada.

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