Nevada Business Associations; Securities; Commodities

Sec. § 78.090
Registered agent required; address of registered office; powers of bank or corporation who is registered agent; penalty for noncompliance; service upon and delivery to registered agent in lieu of corporation.


Every corporation must have a registered agent who resides or is located in this State. Notwithstanding the provisions of NRS 77.300, each registered agent must have a street address for receiving service of process, which is the registered office of the corporation in this State. If the registered agent is in the business of acting as a registered agent for more than one business entity, the physical street address of the registered office must be in a location for which such use is not prohibited by any local ordinance. The registered agent may have a separate mailing address such as a post office box, which may be different from the street address.


If the registered agent is a bank or corporation, it may:


Act as the fiscal or transfer agent of any state, municipality, body politic or corporation and in that capacity may receive and disburse money.


Transfer, register and countersign certificates of stock, bonds or other evidences of indebtedness and act as agent of any corporation, foreign or domestic, for any purpose required by statute, or otherwise.


Act as trustee under any mortgage or bond issued by any municipality, body politic or corporation, and accept and execute any other municipal or corporate trust not inconsistent with the laws of this State.


Receive and manage any sinking fund of any corporation, upon such terms as may be agreed upon between the corporation and those dealing with it.


Every corporation organized pursuant to this chapter which fails or refuses to comply with the requirements of this section is subject to a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500, to be recovered with costs by the State, before any court of competent jurisdiction, by action at law prosecuted by the Attorney General or by the district attorney of the county in which the action or proceeding to recover the fine is prosecuted.


All legal process and any demand, notice or communication authorized by law to be served upon, or delivered to, a corporation may be served upon, or delivered to, the registered agent of the corporation in the manner provided in subsection 2 of NRS 14.020. If any demand, notice, communication or legal process, other than a summons and complaint, cannot be served upon, or delivered to, the registered agent, it may be served or delivered in the manner provided in NRS 14.030. These manners and modes of service or delivery are in addition to any other manner and mode of service or delivery authorized by law.

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Feb. 5, 2021