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Alaska Registered Agent

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Alaska Registered Agent

Alaska Registered Agent

Alaska law requires your LLC to hire a registered agent, a person or company authorized to accept official correspondence on behalf of your business, such as legal or tax documents. 

A registered agent ensures your business receives all key documents and notices and stays fully compliant with state regulations. 

Registered Agent Requirements in Alaska

In Alaska, an LLC owner, known as a member, can be the registered agent, or you can choose an individual that meets state requirements. In Alaska, registered agents must:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Be a resident of Alaska ONLY
  • Have an Alaska state physical address
  • Have an Alaska state mailing address
  • Be available during regular business hours 
  • Be a corporation registered to operate in the state (if the agent is a business)
  • Not list their LLC as their registered agent

Registered Agent Services

Many business owners hire a registered agent service to ensure all important documents are received and addressed promptly. A registered agent service also offers convenience. 

If you choose to be your registered agent, you’ll have to be available at your registered agent’s address during regular business hours. However, a registered agent service will allow you the flexibility to run and grow your business wherever you need to be. 

An agency also offers privacy. Since they will receive all official correspondence for your business, you would never be served with a summons for your business in front of customers or employees. 

Choosing a Registered Agent Service

Some registered agent services operate nationally, allowing you to form LLCs in other states if your business expands. However, if you don’t choose a national agency, you’ll need one with an office in Alaska. 

You’ll also want an agency that will:

  • Send deadline reminders for things like annual reports to ensure your LLC stays in compliance
  • Digitally store your documents so you can access them at any time
  • Be available during regular business hours
  • Offer great customer service

Prices for registered agent services vary, which may affect your decision. Registered agent services generally run $50 to $300 annually.

Prices for registered agent services vary, which may affect your decision. Registered agent services generally run $50 to $300 annually. 

How to Appoint a Registered Agent in Alaska

In Alaska, you’ll officially appoint your registered agent when you form your LLC by filling in the registered agent information on your articles of organization.

You can file your articles of organization online or by paper. Read below for instructions on both options.

Online Filing

First, visit the Department of Corporations, Business & Professional Licensing (CBPL)’s page for filing Articles of Organization.


In the Registered Agent section, fill out your agent’s name, mailing address, and physical address.


Review your filing and proceed to the payment.

Pay the $250 filing fee by credit card.


Once your payment has been accepted, your filing will be processed immediately.

Paper Filing

To file by paper, download, fill out, and print the Articles of Organization form.


For Article 3, fill out your registered agent’s name and physical and mailing addresses. Remember that you can put yourself down as a registered agent. A physical address is where the person is located, and a mailing address is where they receive mail.

If you’re mailing your document, you can only pay the $250 filing fee by check payable to the State of Alaska or the CBPL. Mail your documents to:

State of Alaska Corporations Section
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806

If you’d like to deliver your documents in person, you can pay the $250 filing fee by cash, check, or credit card. Deliver your documents and payment to the Anchorage office at:

550 W 7th Ave, Ste 1500
Anchorage, AK 99501-3567

Or to the Juneau office at:

333 Willoughby Ave, 9th Fl
State Office Building
Juneau, AK 99801-1770

Upon receipt by the office, your hardcopy filing will be processed in 10-15 business days.

Once your LLC is approved in Alaska, your registered agent is officially appointed. You do not need to do anything further in terms of registering your agent. 

In Closing

Alaska requires your LLC to have a registered agent. Some LLCs appoint a member as their registered agent, but hiring a professional service offers many advantages. 

You’ll likely need to decide on whichever route you choose before you form your LLC. You can change your registered agent later if you do so, though it requires additional paperwork. 

Alaska Registered Agent FAQs

Can I be my registered agent in Alaska?

Yes. When filling out your Articles of Organization, simply put your name and address in the space for a registered agent.

What does a registered agent do for an LLC in Alaska?

A registered agent receives all government notices and documents for your LLC and must be at the designated address during business hours. Of course, you can be your registered agent, but designating someone else helps you maintain privacy and gives you greater freedom of movement.