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Registered Agents FAQs

1. Why is a registered agent required? 2. What is the purpose of a registered agent? 3. Who is required to have and maintain a registered agent? 4. What are the requirements to become a registered agent? 5. Do other agencies have special requirements for a registered agent? 6. Why are a physical address and a mailing address required for a registered agent? 7. Can a registered agent have their mail "held" or "forwarded"? 8. What happens if I fail to maintain a registered agent? 9. How do I change or update my registered agent and/or their address? 10. How do I resign if I am a registered agent? 11. Where can I find a registered agent? 12. For more Alaska Statutes information regarding registered agents you may go to:

This Division does not provide legal advice. The information contained within these webpages is provided for your convenience and is not to be interpreted as legal advice. It is your responsibility to know what your registering, reporting and filing requirements are based on your specific business activities. Not knowing what is expected of you may not preclude you from the legal obligation to meet these requirements and compliance with the law. You are encouraged to seek the advice of a professional, such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Attorney if you need additional assistance.

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When contacting this office, please direct your questions to the appropriate Section: Corporations, Professional Licensing, or Business Licensing. Each Section specializes in its own requirements per Alaska statutes and regulations.

Professional Licensing Section
Email: License@Alaska.Gov

Corporations Section
Email: Corporations@Alaska.Gov

Business Licensing Section
Email: BusinessLicense@Alaska.Gov