Are you currently serving as a Kentucky registered agent, but no longer wish to fulfill this position?
The state of Kentucky 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 Kentucky.
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How to Resign as a Registered Agent in Kentucky
If you no longer wish to serve as a registered agent for a Kentucky corporation, limited liability company (LLC), limited partnership, limited liability partnership, or business trust, there’s one simple form you’ll need to fill out.
This is the Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent, which is a one-page document including the following information:
- Your name
- Name of the business entity you are resigning from
- The business structure of that entity
- State or country of the business entity’s origin
- Your mailing address
- Your signature
You can find a pdf file of the Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent on the Kentucky Secretary of State website. Once you print it off and fill it out, you can mail it to the following address:
Alison Lundergan Grimes
Office of the Secretary of State
P.O. Box 718
Frankfort, KY 40602
Unlike the majority of business filings in the state of Kentucky, there is no filing fee for the Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent. Once you’ve submitted your form to the state, they typically process your resignation in no more than three business days, and because it’s such a simple form, sometimes they can get it processed the same day you submit it.
Finally, you are not legally required to notify the business entity you’re resigning from before you file your resignation with the state of Kentucky. All you need to do is submit a copy of the Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent to the company you were representing after you file it with the state.
The process for resigning as a registered agent for a Kentucky 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 Kentucky!