Hawaii Registered Agent Services
Hawaii Registered Agent Requirement
All out of state and foreign businesses must have and continuously in the State of Hawaii a registered agent. The agent must have a business address in the State of Hawaii. The agent may be either:
- an individual that resides in the State of Hawaii
- a domestic entity
- a foreign entity authorized to transact business in this State
A Registering Agent cannot be its own agent
We provide the following services with Aloha!
- Local registered agent address in Hawaii as required by Hawaii Law
- Forwarding of scanned mailings and notices as your Registered Agent*
- Access to our online compliance portal
- Online business profile management
*Note: This is not a business mail forwarding service. If you want your business mail forwarded, check out Earth Mail's mail forwarding service.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding Hawaii Registered Agents
How do I register my business in Hawaii?
Once you have subscribed with us to be your Registered Agent the next step is to complete the business registration process with the state of Hawaii on their website: http://cca.hawaii.gov/breg/registration/
What is a Registered Agent?
A Registered Agent accepts legal documents on behalf of your business, making sure you don't miss important information regarding your business, lawsuits, or judgments involving your business.
Do I hire a registered agent before or after I start my business in Hawaii?
You should hire us first before you form your business because a Registered Agent name and address are needed to complete your business application.
What if I want to change my current Hawaii registered agent to to Cape Project Management, Inc.?
You need to complete Statement of Change of Registered Agent-Form X-7.
Why choose Cape Project Management, Inc. as your Registered Agent?
Cape Project Management, Inc. is a business consulting company registered to do business in Hawaii and maintains a physical presence as required by law. (We actually live and work here!) We are one of the few registered agents who meet all 4 compliance requirements to do business with the State of Hawaii. Also, our compliance portal is fully automated and you can update or cancel your account at anytime online.
When do I need a registered agent in Hawaii?
If you do not reside in the state of Hawaii and want to create a Hawaii corporation or if your existing non-Hawaii, "foreign", corporation wants to do business in Hawaii. Registered Agents are needed for the following Hawaii Business types:
Domestic Profit Corporation
Domestic Nonprofit Corporation
Foreign Profit Corporation
Foreign Nonprofit Corporation
Domestic General Partnership
Foreign General Partnership
Domestic Limited Partnership and Domestic Limited Liability Limited Partnership
Foreign Limited Partnership and Foreign Limited Liability Limited Partnership
Domestic Limited Liability Company
Foreign Limited Liability Company
Domestic Limited Liability Partnership
Foreign Limited Liability Partnership
To register any of these business types or for more information, see Hawaii's Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Business Registration.
Can I use the Registered Agent address for all my business mailings in Hawaii?
No, the Registered Agent service only receives those mailing required by law as a registered Agent. All mailings from the state would be addressed to us, not your business name. A Registered Agent’s primary responsibility is to receive and forward service of process and other legal documents. For complete mail forwarding services, we are affiliates of Earth Mail's mail forwarding service which offers scanning and/or forwarding other types of mail. This service is limited to Regular Mail, Certified Mail and FedEx/UPS or other courier services.
I am no longer doing business in Hawaii, how can I cancel my subscription?
That's easy! You can cancel here. Note: You also need to close your business with the State of Hawaii.
Does the Registered Agent submit Annual Reports?
No, as a registered agent, we do not submit any Annual Reports, Taxes or any other required documentation, that is your responsibility as the business owner. If you would like us to file Annual Reports for you, contact us for pricing and information.