Why a Registered Agent Is Required For Every LLC A registered agent is required for every LLC in every state that it does business. The only reason for the registered agent to even exist is because if someone wants to sue your LLC, and they’re not able to get to a member or manager personally to be able to serve them. Then this allows them to serve the lawsuit onto the Secretary of State and be able to have a person that must receive service of process or the lawsuit. Typically, these services are able to be engaged for anywhere from between 40 and $75 per year online. And they’re all fungible, meaning that they’re all the same, no matter where you go. So I always recommend saying, what’s the best deal that you an get, and be able to go with that. My name is Scott Smith, I’m an Asset Protection Attorney at Austin, Texas. I’m a real estate investor, and I wanna help you.