Every company operating in the United States is legally obligated to designate a registered agent that can receive “service of process”. Service of Process is broadly defined to include any legal proceeding, legal notice or official government communication presented to the company while it is within the jurisdiction of a state. This is a common requirement in all states, including South Carolina, and applies not only to the state in which your company is incorporated or organized, but in every state where your company does business. Registered agents are mandatory for companies of all sizes and configurations.
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Continue reading below for additional information about requirements in South Carolina that you need to know if you’re starting a new company there or if your existing company is looking to transact business in the state.
Starting a Business in South Carolina
If you are looking to start your own company in South Carolina, your business will act as a “domestic” entity in the state. Domestic businesses are those that file their “Articles” of formation in the State of South Carolina. The below guidelines will explain the differences in establishing an LLC or corporation.
Registering to Do Business in South Carolina
Foreign companies are businesses that are incorporated or organized in a state other than South Carolina but wish to conduct business within South Carolina. Please see below for guidelines for registering your LLC or corporation.