What is Authority

What is authority?

Authority is the ability to file documents on behalf of a company.


Who can have authority?

  • Principals, Officers, Directors, Owners, Managers, Members, etc.
  • Certain Authorized Persons: Registered Agents, Service Companies, etc.

How do I get authority?

Existing Companies:
If the company was in existence before launch, authority must be established using an Activation Code as described in the Account Registration process of the webinar presentation.

New Companies:
The person who forms the company online will be automatically granted Authority. If that user has incorporated the company on behalf of an organization (for example, their employer), that user will then need to grant Authority to the principals of that organization.


What are the types of authority?

Principal Authority

Principal Authority:
Business owners can grant this type of authority to an officer, director, member, manager, partner, etc.

Authorized Agent Authority

Authorized Agent Authority:
Business owners can grant this type of full authority to a Services Company, Law Firm, and/or Accounting Firm.

Registered Agent Authority

Registered Agent Authority:
Business owners can grant this type of limited authority to a Registered Agent.