Wyoming Registered Agent for an LLC (2023 Guide)

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Choosing a Wyoming Registered Agent

Before filing your Articles of Organization with the Wyoming Business Division, you need to select a Registered Agent for your Wyoming LLC.

What is a Registered Agent in the state of Wyoming?

Registered AgentA Wyoming Registered Agent is a person or Wyoming company that agrees to accept legal documents on behalf of your LLC in case your business gets involved in a lawsuit. These legal documents are more specifically known as Service of Process and this can include items like complaints, summons, and subpoenas.

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Is a Registered Agent required in Wyoming?

Yes, a Registered Agent is required in Wyoming.

In short, this is how the courts and the legal system work. They need to know that there is a reliable street address in Wyoming where important documents can be delivered during normal business hours. This allows the delivery of these documents to be tracked (similar to Certified Mail Return Receipt).

In most states, a Registered Agent will also serve as a general point of contact for receiving business and tax notices, annual report reminders, and other documents. However, most correspondence from the Wyoming Secretary of State is now sent by email.

What are the responsibilities of a Wyoming Registered Agent?

All Wyoming Registered Agents must have a street address in Wyoming. PO Boxes aren’t allowed.

Wyoming Registered Agents should also be available during normal business hours (9am – 5pm), Monday through Friday, in case Service of Process for your LLC arrives and someone needs to sign for it.

Who Can Be Your LLC’s Registered Agent in Wyoming?

You have 3 options for who can be your Registered Agent in Wyoming:

  • You can be your LLC’s Registered Agent.
  • A friend or family member can be your LLC’s Registered Agent.
  • You can hire a Wyoming Registered Agent Service (also called a Commercial Registered Agent).

Wyoming Registered Agent Service

A Wyoming Registered Agent Service is a company that specializes in receiving Service of Process on behalf of your LLC.

Once hired, they will forward any Service of Process they receive, and then forward it to you by mail at any address you’d like. Most Registered Agent Services these days will actually email your documents for faster delivery – or upload them to an online account.

Most Wyoming Registered Agent Services charge between $100 and $300 per year.

If you need to hire a Registered Agent in Wyoming, we recommend: Northwest Registered Agent ($125 per year).

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Why we recommend Northwest Registered Agent

Northwest Registered Agent is our personal recommendation (and the Registered Agent Service we use ourselves) because they’ve been in business for over 20 years, have great customer service, and they let you use their business address in your entire LLC filing in order to keep your address private and off of public record.

How to keep your address off public records:

Many filers in Wyoming start businesses from their home. For this reason, it’s important to know that all addresses that are on your LLC’s Articles of Organization get listed on public record and may appear in google searches.

If you were thinking of using your home address, but would rather keep it off public records, you can hire a Registered Agent in Wyoming that will allow you to use their address throughout your Articles of Organization.

Northwest Registered Agent provides this unique service at no additional cost. They offer Registered Agent services for $125 per year and they’ll let you use their business address throughout your Articles of Organization.

Any official mail or legal notices sent to your Wyoming Registered Agent will be scanned by them and uploaded into your online account.

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Are there risks of being your own Wyoming Registered Agent?

In short, there are risks. They are not that likely to occur, but if they do, you could lose your liability protection.

You’ll need to weigh pros and cons and see what makes you feel most comfortable. Being your own Registered Agent (or using a friend or family member) will save you some money, but it may expose you to unwanted risk. On the other hand, hiring a Wyoming Registered Agent Service does cost a little bit, but it may help you sleep better at night.

For example, if the state is unsuccessful in reaching your Wyoming Registered Agent, you may lose your good standing status, and the state has the authority to dissolve your Wyoming LLC.

Additionally, if a process server is unsuccessful in reaching your LLC’s Registered Agent about a lawsuit (they will try a few times), a court case can proceed in your absence and you might not even know about it. Or worse, the court could enter a default judgment against your LLC if you aren’t there to defend yourself.

A few reasons a process server might not be able to reach your Wyoming Registered Agent:

  • You, your friend, or family member are not there during business hours
  • You/they are on vacation
  • You moved and forgot to file a change of Registered Agent with the state

Hiring a Registered Agent Service is a more reliable setup and gives you the freedom to take vacations and not worry about changing your Registered Agent address if you move.

Many Commercial Registered Agents in Wyoming will also help keep your LLC in compliance by sending you reminders of annual reporting requirements.

How do I know which Registered Agent to choose?

If your Wyoming Registered Agent is going to be an individual (you, a friend, or a family member), that individual must:

  • have a street address in the state
  • be available at that address during business hours
  • be a resident of Wyoming
  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be comfortable with their address being public record

If you meet all 5 of these criteria, you can serve as your LLC’s Registered Agent.

If you don’t have a street address in Wyoming, but a friend or family member does, you can use their address. They’ll need to agree to be the Registered Agent, have a street address in Wyoming, be a resident of the state, be available during business hours, and be at least 18 years of age. They’ll also need to be comfortable having their address be public record.

If you don’t have a street address in Wyoming or you don’t have a friend or family member’s address you can use (or you prefer not to), you can hire a Wyoming Registered Agent Service.

Wyoming Registered Agent FAQs

Wyoming Registered Agents cost between $100 to $300 per year if you hire a Registered Agent Service.

That said, you can save money by being your LLC’s Registered Agent (as long as you have a street address in the state).

No, your LLC doesn’t have to have a physical street address for your Principal Office address.

This address can be:

  • a home address
  • a friend or family member’s address
  • your Registered Agent’s address (if they allow it)
  • a virtual office address
  • a mailbox rental address

However, all Wyoming Registered Agents must have a Wyoming street address. And you must list that street address as your Registered Agent’s address on your LLC Articles of Organization.

If you don’t have access to a street address in the state, you can hire one of the few Wyoming Registered Agent Services that do – like Northwest Registered Agent.

While you can google various different Registered Agents and check on their pricing, here is a list of some of the most popular Registered Agent Services and their fees:

Note: If you want to save money, you can be your LLC’s Registered Agent in Wyoming.

How long it takes to get an LLC in Wyoming depends on how you file the initial paperwork (called the LLC Articles of Organization).

If you file your Articles of Organization online, the approval is immediate. You can download a copy of your approved Articles of Organization immediately, too.

If you file by mail, your paperwork will be processed within 15 business days. This means it can take up to 4-5 weeks to receive your approved documents, counting the time your documents are in the mail.

If you want to save time, you can hire an LLC formation service to form your Wyoming LLC. Northwest Registered Agent offers both Wyoming Registered Agent Services and formation services.

Next Step

Once you determine who will serve as your Wyoming LLC’s Registered Agent, you can proceed to the next lesson: Wyoming Articles of Organization.

If you need to hire a Wyoming Registered Agent Service, please do so before going to the next step. You’ll need their complete company name and Registered Office address in order to list them in your Articles of Organization.

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6 comments on “Wyoming LLC Registered Agent”

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  1. Dear Matt,

    Thank you for your reply the other day.

    I already form LLC in northwest. I use their address as I have no friend/family in Wyoming.

    Pls help see if i am correct. All legal documents from state would send mail directly to registered agent so I should pay for registered agent services to get the mails (both e-mail & physical mails), use of their address each year for annual report etc..

    Thanks!

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    • Hi Portia, I don’t fully understand your question. Documents sent from the state would be scanned by Northwest Registered Agent and uploaded into your online account. Legal documents (service of process, notice, demand) would only be sent if your company were involved in a lawsuit. Hope that helps.

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  2. Hi,

    Once a LLC is formed and EIN is obtained, Will the registered agent will be used as a representative of company to open a bank account. Especially if it is online business and the owner is from a foreign country. We need to open a bank account for receiving payments of the online transactions. Let me know what is the procedure for opening a bank account once we get LLC and EIN

    Reply
  3. I am from Pakistan I want open in LLc in USA please told me details and information

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