Are you currently serving as a New Jersey registered agent, but no longer wish to fulfill this position?
The state of New Jersey 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 New Jersey.
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How to Resign as a Registered Agent in New Jersey
If you no longer wish to serve as a registered agent for a New Jersey corporation, limited liability company (LLC), limited partnership, limited liability partnership, or business trust, there’s two documents you’ll need to fill out.
After notice has been sent to the business entity, the resigning agent may proceed to filling out either the Certificate of Resignation of Registered Agent (form C104e) for corporations or a Certification of Resignation of Registered Agent Without Successor (form L-123) for LLCs. Both documents are relatively straightforward and require the following information:
- The business name
- The resigning agent’s name and address
- The state in which the business was formed
- Confirmation that the business has been given written notice of the resignation
- The resigning agents signature
After completion, the document can be printed and mailed to the New Jersey Department of Treasury at the following address:
Department of the Treasury
PO Box 002
Trenton, NJ 08625-0002
Alternatively, you may choose to submit the document electronically by submitting through New Jersey’s Central Forms Repository and Payment Collection System.
To resign from an appointment as registered agent without appointing a successor you must pay a $25.00 standard processing fee. The document’s average processing time varies depending on the submission method, but the resignation is generally processed in between 3 and 5 days.
Before submitting the resignation to the Department of Treasury, the registered agent must first send written notice to the business entity, informing the appropriate person of the resignation. The notification should be sent through certified mail with a return receipt requested.
The process for resigning as a registered agent for a New Jersey 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 New Jersey!