Last updated October 12, 2020
Best Registered Agent Service
Hi, my name is Matt Horwitz and I’m the founder of LLC University®.
Over the past 10 years, my team and I have been teaching about LLC formation and the Registered Agent requirements in all 50 states.
Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about the LLC and Registered Agent industries.
I’ll get right to it:
I think the best Registered Agent service is Northwest Registered Agent ($125 per year).
My top 7 reasons why I think they are the best Registered Agent service:
- Excellent customer service
- Simple and straightforward pricing
- No hidden fees
- No upsells
- No confusing packages
- Don’t sell your information to 3rd parties
- Privacy (use their address and keep yours off public records)
We’ve helped form hundreds of thousands of LLCs. And we’ve worked with or spoken to nearly every Registered Agent company in the industry.
Most Registered Agent companies can’t compete with Northwest Registered Agent.
Lead generation company vs a true Registered Agent
Most of the LLC formation and Registered Agent companies in the industry are really in the “lead generation” business.
Meaning, they offer cheap pricing upfront, only to sell and market you lots of other products and services later (many of which you don’t need).
They do this via:
- aggressive email marketing
- annoying phone calls
- spam mail
- or just selling your information to other parties without you knowing about it (it’s usually in the fine print of their terms of service)
Northwest Registered Agent is the only true Registered Agent company I’ve come across.
In fact, they don’t even have a “sales” department. If you call them and ask for help, you just get a friendly person who can answer your question.
They don’t try to sell you anything. They just help. And if that’s all you need, they don’t keep you on the phone.
In fact, one of my favorite things about Northwest is that when you call them on the phone, they just pick up right away and say “Hi, this is Northwest Registered Agent”.
There’s no waiting music and there’s no annoying phone prompts.
No hidden Registered Agent fees
Northwest Registered Agent has straight-forward fees.
Their Registered Agent service is just $125 per year.
There are no hidden fees (no sneaky auto-renewals). No contracts.
You can cancel any time. No strings attached.
And this includes full use of their address for privacy (see below) and lifetime customer support.
Northwest doesn’t send you annoying emails or junk mail.
In fact, they don’t try to sell you anything else.
If you need anything though, they are always a phone call or email away.
They don’t sell your information to 3rd parties
Northwest Registered Agent doesn’t sell your private information to 3rd parties.
The information you provide to them stays with them. No one else gets it.
(This is how most of their competitors make their money.)
Keeping your address off of public records (privacy)
One of the best features of Northwest Registered Agent is the privacy you get for your LLC.
While yes, you can be your own Registered Agent for your LLC – most people don’t want their address to appear on public records (and on google searches).
Not only will Northwest be the Registered Agent for your LLC, but they’ll also let you use their office address on your entire LLC filing:
- Your LLC Registered Agent address
- Your LLC Physical address
- Your LLC Mailing address
- Your LLC Member(s)/Manager(s) address
- Your LLC Organizer address (if you are forming your own LLC)
Offices in all 50 states: While Northwest’s headquarters are in Washington state, they actually have offices and addresses you can use in every single state.
Best national Registered Agent service
I think Northwest Registered Agent is the best national Registered Agent service company.
- great customer service
- good pricing
- no hidden fees
- they don’t sell your information
- and they let you use their office address (to keep your home address off of public records)