Are you currently serving as a Washington registered agent, but no longer wish to fulfill this position?
The state of Washington 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 Washington.
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How to Resign as a Registered Agent in Washington
If you no longer wish to serve as a registered agent for a Washington corporation, limited liability company (LLC), limited partnership, limited liability partnership, or business trust, there’s one simple form you’ll need to fill out.
The Statement of Resignation, which is the only necessary document for Washington agents wishing to resign, will require the following information:
- The entity name
- The entity’s UBI
- The current registered agent’s information
- A statement certifying the resignation
- The name and address of the person to which written notice has been furnished
- An optional return address for the filing
You may either print the document as a PDF file and submit it by mail, or you may choose to file online. Should you choose to send the document by mail, the envelope should be addressed to the Corporations and Charities division of the Washington Office of the Secretary of State at the following address:
Corporations and Charities Division
801 Capitol Way S
Olympia, WA 98504-0234
In contrast to many business filings, there is no fee to submit the Statement of Resignation. Documents are processed relatively quickly in generally two business days. Should you require quicker processing, you may choose to expedite for an additional $50.00.
Directly after the Statement of Resignation is filed, it is the resigning agent’s responsibility to give written notice to the business entity, informing the appropriate individual of the resignation. The registered agent’s written notice is required to specify the date in which the document was submitted to the Washington Secretary of State.
The process for resigning as a registered agent for a Washington 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 Washington!