Are you currently serving as a Tennessee registered agent, but no longer wish to fulfill this position?
The state of Tennessee 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 Tennessee.
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How to Resign as a Registered Agent in Tennessee
If you no longer wish to serve as a registered agent for a Tennessee 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 your business entity is an LLC or a corporation, you’ll need to either fill out the Resignation of Registered Agent document for Limited Liability Companies or the Resignation of Registered Agent for corporations. The documents may be either completed as PDF documents and mailed to the Tennessee Secretary of State, or they may be filed online here. Regardless, the documents will require the following information:
- The exact name of the limited liability company or corporation
- A statement declaring your resignation
- Certification that the company has been furnished with written notice of the resignation
- Your signature
Should you choose to submit the document by mail, you may do so at the following address:
Tennessee Secretary of State
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
6th Floor, William R. Snodgrass Tower
Nashville, TN 37243
The filing fee to submit a Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent is $20.00. The resignation becomes effective on the date in which it’s filed with the Tennessee Secretary of State.
Lastly, it is the resigning agent’s responsibility to furnish the company with written notice of the resignation. Resigning agents may do this by sending a copy of the Statement of Resignation to the company’s principal office by certified mail before submitting the document to the Tennessee Secretary of State.
The process for resigning as a registered agent for a Tennessee 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 Tennessee!