Harbor Compliance Review

Michael Graw

In a Nutshell

Harbor Compliance is a registered agent service designed for LLCs and other businesses. The company has offices in all 50 states and allows you to designate the office manager in your state as the registered agent for your business. If legal documents are served to Harbor Compliance for your business, you’re notified immediately by email. You can then access your documents securely online or pick them up the same day.

pros

  • Relatively inexpensive
  • Get your documents the same day
  • Available in all 50 states

cons

  • Uses third-party registered agents in some states

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Best for?

Harbor Compliance’s registered agent service is ideal for any LLC or corporation that is required to designate a registered agent with its state. Harbor Compliance serves as your registered agent so you never have to worry about closing your office during business hours or having your agent go on vacation.

The service is very easy to use and there is no charge for having your legal documents scanned and made available online through Harbor Compliance’s secure web portal. So, it’s not a problem if your business is in a different city from the Harbor Compliance office in your state.

What Does Harbor Compliance Provide?

Most LLCs and other businesses are required by states’ departments of state to have a registered agent. This individual is expected to be available at a specified address during business hours to receive legal documents and to be served if a lawsuit arises.

While you can choose to designate an individual within your business as your registered agent, your business will fall out of compliance if that individual takes a day off or if your business closes for a day. Harbor Compliance solves this problem by enabling you to outsource your registered agent to a state-certified legal services provider. That way, your business is always in compliance with registered agent requirements and you never have to worry about paying a fee to change registered agents if your business moves offices. 

Harbor Compliance offers an online portal where you can view the address and details for the company’s office in your state, which serves as the address for your business’s registered agent. The company has offices in all 50 states, although Harbor Compliance does occasionally work with third-party registered agent services without notice.

You can set a primary contact in the online portal who is notified by email when legal documents are served to your business. You can then pick up your documents anytime or have them scanned and made available securely through the online portal at no extra charge.

Pricing Plans for Registered Agent Service

Harbor Compliance charges $99 per year for every state in which you need a registered agent. You can sign up for an annual plan, or get a 5%-10% discount by signing up for 2, 3, 5, or 10 years. There are no additional costs or fees regardless of how many documents your business receives or sends.

Harbor Compliance Background

Harbor Compliance was founded in 2012 to help small businesses and LLCs navigate states’ legal requirements for businesses. The company offers a variety of legal services including registered agents, annual reporting, fundraising compliance, and business licensing.

Harbor Compliance is generally considered very trustworthy. The company has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and a 4.5/5 rating on Google.

What Customers Say About Harbor Compliance

‘I highly recommend the company.  It is well worth the money spent.   Their expertise and customer service is second to none.’ - Dianne Tarpy

‘I love Harbor Compliance. I use them for registered agent services in three states for my mortgage company. They send me notices of when critical state reports and/or fees are due.  They are also very responsive by phone to assist with any questions.’ - George Omilan

‘This is the most friendly, supportive and helpful Registered Agent Service out there—hands down!’ - Jessica Barrett

Customer Service

Harbor Compliance offers customer support by phone and email from 9am to 5pm Eastern, Monday to Friday. Note that the hours for the office in your state may vary. Contact information is provided once you sign up for the registered agent service.

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Harbor Compliance FAQ

Can Harbor Compliance help my business file documents with the state?

Harbor Compliance offers state filing as an additional, optional service. It is not included in the cost of the registered agent service.

Can I access my legal documents online?

Yes, Harbor Compliance offers free document scanning so you can securely access your documents through your online account.

Does Harbor Compliance offer a mobile app?

Harbor Compliance does not have a mobile app. However, the online account dashboard is mobile-responsive, so it’s easy to check your documents or registered agent address from a smartphone.

Bottom Line

Harbor Compliance makes it easy to fulfill your business’s state registered agent requirement. The service is uncomplicated and inexpensive—exactly what most business owners are looking for. We liked that Harbor Compliance offers email notifications and free document scanning, so you can instantly access your business’s legal documents securely. The company has an excellent reputation for customer service, which means that business owners can trust this company to handle their legal documents.

Michael Graw is a freelance writer and journalist based in the Pacific Northwest

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