The registered office of a company is that to which CRO correspondence and all formal legal notices addressed to the company will be sent. The registered office can be anywhere in the State.
The address must be a physical location, not just a post office box number, because people have the right to visit the company's registered office to inspect certain registers and documents and to deliver documents by hand. A letter addressed to the company at its registered office address must be capable of being delivered by An Post.
Registered Office Agent (ROA)
It is possible to have the registered office placed in the care of an authorised agent. The authorised agents information must be completed on form B2 (where the address of the office is being changed). See section 50 Companies Act 2014.
Section 51 Companies Act 2014
It should be noted that any document left at or sent by post to the place recorded at the CRO as the situation of the registered office of a company is deemed by law to have been left at or sent by post to the registered office of the company, notwithstanding that the situation of its registered office may have changed.
Updating Registered Office
It is most important that the company's registered office is kept up-to-date, so that the company will receive all correspondence. The original registered office is entered on the form A1 to incorporate the company. The registered office can be changed electronically, via the CORE website, free of charge.