Are you currently serving as a New York registered agent, but no longer wish to fulfill this position?
The state of New York 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 York.
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How to Resign as a Registered Agent in New York
If you no longer wish to serve as a registered agent for a New York corporation, limited liability company (LLC), limited partnership, limited liability partnership, or business trust, there’s one simple form you’ll need to fill out.
Depending on whether the type of company the agent served, resigning agents will need to fill out either a Certificate of Resignation of Registered Agent for LLCs or the Certificate of Resignation of Registered Agent for corporations. To complete either document, you’ll need to fill in the form’s blanks with the following details:
- The exact name of the business entity
- The date on which the company’s articles of formation were filed
- An indication that the registered agent has given notice of the resignation to the company
- The resigning agent’s signature
After completion, the form, it should be submitted by mail to the Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code at the following address:
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12231-0001
The cost to resign depends on the business entity type. To resign from serving as an LLC’s registered agent, the fee is $20.00 To resign from serving as the registered agent of a corporation, the processing fee is $60.00.
Lastly, it is the resigning registered agent’s responsibility to give written notice to the business entity informing the appropriate individual of the resignation. By submitting either resignation document, the agent asserts that notice has already been sent.
The process for resigning as a registered agent for a New York 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 York!