Are you currently serving as a South Carolina registered agent, but no longer wish to fulfill this position?
The state of South Carolina 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 South Carolina.
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How to Resign as a Registered Agent in South Carolina
If you no longer wish to serve as a registered agent for a South Carolina 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 business is an LLC or a corporation, you’ll either need to file a Resignation of Registered Agent and Discontinuance of Registered Office for Domestic Corporations or a Resignation of Agent for Service of Process for Domestic Limited Liability Companies. Both statements of resignation ask for much of the same information, including the following details:
- Name of the affected company
- Name of the resigning agent
- A brief statement of resignation
- Signature of the resigning agent
After completing the document, it must be mailed to the South Carolina Secretary of State at the following address:
Secretary of State
ATTN: Corporate Filings
1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 525
Columbia, SC 2920
The fee for resigning depends on the business type of the affected company. For corporations, the cost is $5.00 for an agent to resign. For LLCs, the cost is $10.00.
The document should be filed with two copies. After submission, the South Carolina Secretary of State will give the business entity notice of the resignation.
The process for resigning as a registered agent for a South Carolina 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 South Carolina!