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Mississippi Registered Agent for Your LLC

Every business entity formed in Mississippi must assign a person or business to act as its Registered Agent.

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What is a Registered Agent?

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Your Mississippi Registered Agent provides various services, including the acceptance of formal and legal documents and continued correspondence with the Mississippi Secretary of State.

Your LLC must have a Registered Agent at all times. You’ll appoint one when you first formally register and form your business. You can also replace your existing Mississippi Registered Agent at a later date, provided that you transition smoothly between the old and new agents.

Mississippi Registered Agent Requirements

  • Every LLC, whether foreign or domestic, must have a Registered Agent with a registered office within the State of Mississippi at all times.
  • The Registered Agent can be a domestic or foreign (licensed to transact business in the state) artificial legal entity (corporation, LLC, LP or LLP) or a natural person.
  • If the Registered Agent is a company, they must be authorized to conduct business in Mississippi.
  • If the Registered Agent is a person, they must live in Mississippi.
  • The Registered Agent must be available in person to sign for any correspondence during regular business hours.
  • The Registered Office must be located in the state of Mississippi at a street address (a P.O. Box is not acceptable)

Note that the address for your Mississippi Registered Agent does not need to be the same as your Mississippi LLC business address.

What a Mississippi Registered Agent Does

A Registered Agent’s main function in Mississippi is to accept official documentation and communications.

This includes:

  • Correspondence from the Mississippi Secretary of State (SOS)
  • Service of process notices (e.g., if your LLC is sued or required to appear in court)
  • Tax forms and requests to complete permits, company filings, and reports
  • Official state and federal government correspondence and notices

Having a Registered Agent also allows you to prove to the state that your business exists.

Bizee Provides Free Mississippi Registered Agent Service for the First Year

Bizee provides complete Mississippi Registered Agent service for any LLC formed in the state. Even better, if you form your LLC through Bizee, your Registered Agent is completely free for the first year and only $119 a year after that.

Bizee is authorized to conduct business in Mississippi and able to legally act as your Registered Agent. Here’s what our Mississippi Registered Agent services include:

  • A digital dashboard where you can access, store and retrieve any information we’ve received for your business
  • An always-available Mississippi Registered Agent who can receive correspondence, documents and legal proceedings on your LLC's behalf
  • Email notification whenever we receive documents for your business
  • Automatic forwarding of all legal correspondence, documentation and information directly to you

Appointing a Registered Agent for Your LLC

When you first register and form your LLC, you must appoint a Registered Agent. You can change it at any point after that. Here’s how to go about it.

Assign a Registered Agent When You Form Your LLC

Your business needs to have a Registered Agent as soon as it’s formed. You can do this two ways:


File Your Certificate of Formation With the Mississippi Secretary of State

When you formally create your business, you’re required to include details of your Registered Agent in your Certificate of Formation.


Get a Free Registered Agent When You Form Your LLC with Bizee

Establish your business through us, and you’ll get a free year of our Registered Agent service. We’ll also complete and file your Certificate of Formation for you with the information that you provide.

Assign a New Registered Agent After Formation

Once you’ve formed your LLC, you can still assign someone else to be your Mississippi Registered Agent. There are a couple of ways to achieve this.


Choose a new Registered Agent Service and let the Mississippi Secretary of State (SOS) know

After you’ve chosen a new Registered Agent, file a Statement of Change of Registered Agent with the Mississippi SOS. The MS Secretary of State provides this service for a fee of $10.


We’ll file the change on your behalf when you sign up for Bizee’s Registered Agent service

When you use our Registered Agent service, we take care of all the form filling and filing for you. We’ll collect important information about your business, complete the form on your behalf and file it with the Mississippi Secretary of State. We’ll let you know when we officially become your Registered Agent.

Mississippi Registered Agent Search

In certain situations, it may be useful to know the name of the Registered Agent that represents another LLC in Mississippi. You can use the Registered Agent search provided by the Mississippi SOS to discover this information.

If you can’t find the Registered Agent information there, you can request it from the Secretary of State.

What Happens If You Don’t Have a Registered Agent?

If you don’t assign or provide details of a Registered Agent to the Mississippi Secretary of State there are several possible ramifications, including:

  • Getting sued or served and not knowing about it. You could lose to a default judgment in your absence if your LLC is sued and you don’t respond.
  • Losing your status as an LLC in Mississippi. A Registered Agent is evidence to the state that your business exists. Without it, you could lose your business entity protections and your LLC may be dissolved.
  • Falling out of good standing with the Mississippi SOS. The state may revoke your right to do business if you don’t respond to certain correspondence (such as a request for your annual report).

Acting as Your Own Registered Agent

You can choose to be the Registered Agent for your LLC if you have a physical address in Mississippi, although there may be some drawbacks to this approach:

  • Someone must always be available during business hours at the Mississippi address to receive and sign for important documents and correspondence.
  • The Registered Agent’s name and address are part of the public record and available through the Mississippi Secretary of State website. You should use a Registered Agent service if you wish that these details remain private.
  • The Registered Agent must have a physical street address in Mississippi. If you’re forming an LLC outside the state, you’ll need to use an in-state Registered Agent.
  • If you change your business address or move out of state, you need to file additional documentation with the MS Secretary of State for the new address. This isn’t necessary if you use a Registered Agent service, making a move or address change much more smooth.

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FAQs About Mississippi Registered Agents


Do I Need to Appoint a Mississippi Registered Agent?

Yes. Most business entities (including LLCs) in the state are required to have a Registered Agent. This is mandated by the Mississippi Secretary of State (SOS). Find more information above.


When Should I Assign a Registered Agent?

You must assign a Registered Agent when you first register and formally form your Mississippi LLC with the SOS. You can change your agent afterward by filing the correct form. If you form your business through Bizee, we’ll file all the necessary forms on your behalf. You'll find more information above.


Can I Be My Own Mississippi Registered Agent?

Yes, but we don’t recommend it for the reasons listed above.


Does the Registered Agent for My Mississippi-Based LLC Need to Have an Address in Mississippi?

Yes. And if you use a company as your Registered Agent, that company must be legally able to conduct business in your state. You'll find more information above.

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