A registered office is essentially an address for a resident agent. This is where notices from LARA will be sent. It is also the address that will generally be used to provide notice of a lawsuit against the entity.

The registered office must be located in the state where the entity is incorporated. Every incorporated entity must have one in the state where the entity is formed and in any states where the entity is required to file a Certificate of Authority.

A registered office may be home or business address. It may not be a PO box.

It should be noted that a registered office **is not necessarily an address for the incorporated entity.** If a business uses a third-party resident agent, the registered office usually has nothing to do with the business itself.