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Some registered agents are 'mom & pops' representing their own businesses while others are full time professional registered agents or Commercial Registered Agents.
Basically a registered agent:
Registered agents are required to keep certain information about the companies they represent on site at the registered office. Information includes:
Currently there are just under 450 commercial registered agents registered with the Secretary of State's Office. Of those approximately 450 agents, several represent thousands of businesses which would all be registered to the commercial registered agent's address. Commercial registered agents take many forms in Wyoming. Several are large multi-state companies representing businesses in several states. And some are attorneys or accountants representing their clients' businesses. So it is not uncommon to have anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand businesses registered at any one particular address in Wyoming.
A good analogy would be to compare commercial registered agents with accountants. Accountants are hired by businesses for tax preparation or other fiscal responsibilities. Accountants may have a few clients or several hundred clients, all of which have certain records kept on file at the accountant's office. Registered agents or commercial registered agents are similar in that registered agents are hired by businesses forming in Wyoming as the "point person." Registered agents are the face of the company they represent.
Commercial Registered Agents are subject to compliance audits, especially if there is question as to whether or not they are available when they agree to be; and if they are keeping the required information.
If you have further questions about registered agents please contact our Compliance Division at 307-777-7370 or via email at Compliance@wyo.gov.