What is a Registered Agent?
A registered agent is a person or business who can accept legal documents and government
notifications on behalf of a business. For example, if you choose to hire our registered agent
service, we will sign for official documents for your business.
What is a Registered Office?
A registered office is the physical address of the registered agent. Legal documents often require an
authorized signature to document their delivery. For example, the date and time of the signature
documents due process of law to initiate a lawsuit or issue a subpoena.
The PA Registered Office Requirement
The Pennsylvania Corporations Code requires all Pennsylvania LLCs, corporations, and other business
entities to declare their registered office. Your business must list your chosen registered office
on the incorporation or foreign registration documents you file with the Pennsylvania Department of
Two Options to Fulfill Your PA Registered Office Requirement
There are two options to fulfill the Pennsylvania registered office requirement.
Option A: Provide Your Own Registered Office
Your business may serve as its own registered office if it has a physical address. A P.O. Box is not allowed.
Your registered office should be open during business hours and have someone authorized to
accept and sign for legal documents. Remember that a sheriff or other government official would
visit this address with the expectation that someone will be available to sign for receipt of a
notice of lawsuit or other document.
Some businesses decide to hire a Commercial Registered Office
Provider for the other benefits it provides. For example, if your office moves, the
Department of State charges $70 to update their records.
Option B: Appoint a Commercial Registered Office Provider
You may hire a company that is approved by the Department of State to act as your CROP.
Comply with the registered office requirement.
Businesses that do not meet the requirements to serve as their own registered office can fulfill
the registered office requirement by electing a CROP. (15
Pa.C.S. § 109).
Protect your privacy.
Avoid receiving process servers, sheriffs, and other officials in front of your clients and
employees. Maintain anonymity by having a CROP address listed on the state’s public
Maintain a flexible schedule and locale.
Enjoy the freedom of having flexible hours and days off while your CROP reliably stays open
during business hours. If you move your office, using a CROP service avoids the $70 state fee to
change your registered office.
Meet the Registered Office Requirement.
We are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of State to
serve as your PA Registered Office.
Our Service & Pricing
Whether you call it registered agent, registered office, or Commercial Registered Office Provider
(CROP), you can look forward to reliable, local, same-day mail with our service.
How It Works
When you purchase our service, you will immediately receive the information to list us on your
Pennsylvania Department of State registration documents as your designated PA
registered agent. We are happy to help if you need assistance with your
incorporation, foreign registration, change of registered agent, or other PA Department of State
The PA Department of State publishes a public record of your registered agent. As soon as they
process your forms, we will start receiving official mail for your business in our capacity as
your registered agent.
Every time we receive a document for you, we:
- Sign for your document as an authorized representative of your business
- Notify you via e-mail, phone, or other preferences you have requested of us
- Scan your document locally in our office and upload it to your Secure Client Dashboard
- Send you an e-mail containing a personalized secure link to your Secure Client Dashboard
where you can view and download your document
- Track whether you have accessed your document and follow-up with you to ensure you receive
timely notice of your important document
What to Expect
Reliable, Local, Same Day Document Scanning
Receive your time-sensitive documents in your Secure Client Dashboard on the same day we
receive them. We scan your documents locally at our headquarters in Lancaster, PA and
promptly forward them to you.
Many companies providing CROP service forward all documents
to central processing facilities, which delays your receipt of time-sensitive documents
by days. When you have been served with a lawsuit, you have limited time to respond so
we give you same day access to your documents.
$99/YEAR. No Hidden Fees.
Our prices are competitive and we do not charge you fees every time you receive a
It is unfortunate that so many Commercial Registered Office
Providers use deceptive pricing and charge hidden fees. They often offer a
low introductory rate then raise your rate substantially. The fine print may also reveal
costly mail forwarding or account maintenence fees. Do your research now and choose a
CROP with transparent pricing because there is a $70 Pennsylvania Department of State
fee to change your registered office later.
Order online and you immediately receive the information you need to list us as your CROP for
your new or existing business.
Secure Client Dashboard
We scan your sensitive mail to your personal secure online document storage with 256 bit
encryption. Only you and Harbor will have access to your private document(s).
When we receive mail for you, we notify you right away by e-mail, phone, and per any other
special instructions you provide. The e-mail we send you contains a link and login to your
Secure Client Dashboard. View and download a scan of your document same day from your Secure
We ask for and honor your instructions on how you prefer to be notified when you receive
important mail. It is important to us that we are able to quickly reach a representative of
Reliable, Local, Same Day Mail.
Order online and start your service immediately.