Are you currently serving as a Texas registered agent, but no longer wish to fulfill this position?
The state of Texas 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 Texas.
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How to Resign as a Registered Agent in Texas
If you no longer wish to serve as a registered agent for a Texas corporation, limited liability company (LLC), limited partnership, limited liability partnership, or business trust, there’s one simple form you’ll need to fill out.
Texas registered agents wishing to resign may do so by submitting two copies of the Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent (form 402). The document is a single-page form that will require the following details:
- The name of the business entity for which the registered agent served
- The file number
- A statement of notice certifying that the business entity has been furnished with a notification of the resignation
- The date on which notice was given to the entity
- The name and signature of the resigning registered agent
The document may be completed as a PDF file here and then either mailed, faxed or delivered in-person in accordance with the following information:
Texas Secretary of State
P.O. Box 13697
Austin, Texas 78711-3697
James Earl Rudder Office Building
Austin, Texas 78701
By Fax: (512) 463-5709
In Texas there is no form to submit a Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent. The termination is not effective until the 31st day of the month in which the document is submitted.
It is the responsibility of the resigning agent to give written notice of the resignation to the business entity. This notice must be sent no more than eleven days before the Statement of Resignation is filed with the Texas Secretary of State.
The process for resigning as a registered agent for a Texas 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 Texas!