Are you currently serving as an Alabama registered agent, but no longer wish to fulfill this position?
The state of Alabama has a simple process for resigning as a registered agent, but you should be aware of the relevant rules and regulations before you attempt to do so. In this guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know to resign as a registered agent in Alabama.
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How to Resign as a Registered Agent in Alabama
If you no longer wish to serve as a registered agent for an Alabama corporation, limited liability company (LLC), limited partnership, limited liability partnership, or business trust, there’s one fairly straightforward form you’ll need to fill out.
The State of Alabama’s Notice of Registered Agent Resignation form, which can be found at this link or on the Alabama Secretary of State’s website, is a single-page form which requests the following details:
- Your Alabama Entity Number (which can be found on the Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.alabama.gov under the tab titled “Government Records”)
- The entity’s registered name
- The most recent address
- The date in which the agent gave notice of resignation
- The signature of the registered agent
The state of Alabama’s Notice of Registered Agent Resignation form can be filled out on the computer. After completion, you must print and mail two copies two the Secretary of State at the following address:
Secretary of State
Business Services Division
PO Box 5616
Montgomery, Alabama, 26103-5616
No cover letter or fee are necessary in the submission of the document. However, if you’d like a copy of the approved resignation, you will need to include a self-addressed and prepaid envelope. Alternatively, you can request a digital copy of the official confirmation by including your email address in the form’s appropriate field.
Most resignation noticed are processed quickly and without problems; if the document is rejected, it will be rejected to the address on the Alabama Secretary of State’s official record for the registered agent.
The process for resigning as a registered agent for an Alabama business entity is quite simple, but it’s very important that you complete these steps accurately.
You certainly don’t want to make a mistake that leads to your resignation not being processed correctly, because registered agents are liable for failure to fulfill their responsibilities. We hope this article answered any questions you had about resigning as a registered agent in Alabama!