How To Incorporate In Delaware (Even If You Don’t Have an Office There)

Business owners often want to incorporate in Delaware, but are unsure if it is possible without having a physical office in the state.

You do not need a physical location to incorporate in Delaware, but you do need to have a registered agent for service of process. A registered agent for service of process is where service would be delivered if your company is sued.

BizFilings ($220/year) and a number of other companies provide a registered agent for service of process in Delaware.

If you need a registered agent for service of process in California, our firm charges $99/year.

It is important to remember that even if you incorporate in Delaware, you will also need to register your business in each state where you are doing business.  Most states have a very low registration threshold because they want to know which businesses are operating in their state and maximize revenue from franchise taxes.

You can read about the pros and cons of incorporating in Delaware. If you have any questions regarding incorporating in Delaware or any other business legal issues, please contact us at (415) 633-6841 or

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