Are you currently serving as a Hawaii registered agent, but no longer wish to fulfill this position?
The state of Hawaii 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 Hawaii.
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How to Resign as a Registered Agent in Hawaii
If you no longer wish to serve as a registered agent for a Hawaii corporation, limited liability company (LLC), limited partnership, limited liability partnership, or business trust, there’s one simple form you’ll need to fill out.
The form is the Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent (form X-9). Completing it requires the following details:
This is the Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent, which is a one-page document including the following information:
- The type of the entity that the resigning registered agent represented
- The name of the entity
- The name and address of the person to which the resigning agent will send written notice
- The resigning agent’s signature
After completion, the document must be printed and mailed (with the standard processing fee of $25.00) to the State of Hawaii’s Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs at the following address:
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Business Registration Division
P.O. Box 40
Honolulu, Hawaii 96810
To submit a resignation of registered agent, there is a filing fee of $25.00. All checks must be made payable to “Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs”.
In submitting the resignation, the registered agent is required to furnish written notice of resignation to the business entity. While the name and address of the appropriate individual is required as information on the Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent form, it is the resigning agent’s responsibility (not the State of Hawaii’s) to inform the business of the filing.
The process for resigning as a registered agent for a Hawaii 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 Hawaii!