Corporations

Registered Agents FAQs

Why is a registered agent required?

Alaska Statutes states a Corporation shall (must) continuously (without interruption) maintain in this state (Alaska only) a registered agent (an individual resident of Alaska or a corporation authorized to transact business in Alaska) and a registered office (a physical location and a mailing address in Alaska) for the purpose of a registered agent’s statutory requirements to receive service of processes, notices, or demands required or permitted by law to be served upon the Corporation.

What is the purpose of a registered agent?

Per Alaska Statutes, the registered agent of a corporation is an agent upon who may be served processes, notices, or demands required or permitted by law to be served upon the corporation.

Corporation statutes require some specific department notices and processes to be mailed (to a mailing address).  For civil purposes, per Alaska Court Civil Rule 4, possible methods of service may be in-person (at a physical address) or via certified mail (to a mailing address).

The registered agent is statutorily responsible for receiving and forwarding processes, notices, or demands on to the last known address of the entity.

Who is required to have and maintain a registered agent?

All Corporations types (Business, Professional, Non-Profit, Religious, and Cooperatives), Limited Liability Companies (LLC), Limited Partnerships (LP), and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP) doing business in Alaska must have a registered agent.

What are the requirements to become a registered agent?
  1. Must be an individual resident of Alaska or a corporation authorized to transact business in Alaska.
  2. Must have an Alaska state physical address.
  3. Must have an Alaska state mailing address.
  4. A corporation may not act as its own registered agent.
  5. A limited liability company (LLC) may not serve as a registered agent.
  6. Attorneys and incorporated law firms may act as registered agents.
Why are a physical address and a mailing address required for a registered agent?

Alaska Statutes states a corporation shall (must) continuously (without interruption) maintain in this state (Alaska only) a registered agent and a registered office (a physical location and a mailing address in Alaska) for the purpose of a registered agent’s statutory requirements to receive service of processes, notices, or demands required or permitted by law to be served upon the Corporation..

Corporation statutes require some specific department notices and processes to be mailed (to a mailing address). For civil purposes, per Alaska Court Civil Rule 4, possible methods of service may be in-person (at a physical address) or via certified mail (to a mailing address).

The registered agent is statutorily responsible for receiving and forwarding processes, notices, or demands on to the last known address of the entity.

What happens if I fail to maintain a registered agent?

A corporation will be non-compliant for failure to maintain a registered agent and may be dissolved involuntarily by the commissioner if the corporation has failed for 30 days to appoint and maintain a registered agent in the state.

How do I change or update my registered agent and/or their address?

Submit a Statement of Change form along with the $25.00 non-refundable filing fee to the Corporations Section. The form can be found on the Forms & Fees web page.

How do I resign if I am a registered agent?

Submit a Registered Agent Resignation form along with the $25.00 non-refundable filing fee to the Corporations Section. The form can be found on the Forms & Fees web page. The resignation is effective 30 days after receipt of the notice unless the entity appoints a successor agent sooner.

Where can I find a registered agent?

Below is a partial alphabetical list of registered agents in the State of Alaska. Please contact them directly for their addresses and rates. This list is not an endorsement or recommendation of any individual or company and is not a complete list. If you are a registered agent and would like to have your information included on this list, please contact our office at 907-465-2530.

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Name AK Entity # AK Business License # Phone
AAA $49 a year
http://www.alaskaregisteredagent.com Inc.
10021055 1005691 (907) 312-5564
AA Northwest Registered Agents, Inc. 117997 1005692 (509) 768-2249
Baxter, Bruce & Sullivan PC 19076D 286143 (907) 789-3166
Business Filings Incorporated 77893F 955717
DBA Bizfilings
(800) 981-7183
Capitol Corporate Services, Inc. 70680F 279330 (800) 345-4647
Complete Corporate Services of Alaska, Inc. 48136D 142332 (907) 790-4956
Corcon, Inc. 10002722 968817 (907) 727-4309
Corporate Creations Network, Inc. 74930F 1001698 (800) 672-9110
CT Corporation System 2005F 957014 (800) 925-7562
DWT Alaska Corp. 31881D 988136 (907) 257-5300
Incorporating Services, Ltd. 94039 999697 (800) 346-4646
MB Services, Inc.  86871D  307744 (907) 334-5600
National Corporate Research, Ltd. 60341F 731335 (800) 483-1140
National Registered Agents Inc. 56257F 238997 (800) 562-6429
Paracorp Incorporated 64730F 992270 (907) 272-3725
Registered Agents, Inc. 134290 1005799 (307) 200-2803
Solomon Investments, Inc. 116770 1005883 (907) 258-2228
Stuart A. Rickey Registered Agent Services N/A 983678 (907) 586-2442
Zollner Financial Associates, Inc. 51065D 928551
DBA The Tax Man
(907) 562-3035
For more Alaska Statutes information regarding registered agents you may go to:

See: Alaska Statutes
Business Corporation: AS 10.06
Professional Corporation: AS 10.45
Non-Profit Corporation: AS 10.20
Limited Liability Company: AS 10.50
Limited Partnership: AS 32.11
Limited Liability Partnership: Domestic - AS 32.06
Cooperative Corporation: AS 10.15
Religious Corporations: AS 10.40
Electric and Telephone Cooperative : AS 10.25 

Contact Us

If you have questions you can reach us at either the Juneau or Anchorage phone numbers listed below or by emailing us at: corporations@alaska.gov.