Are you currently serving as a West Virginia registered agent, but no longer wish to fulfill this position?
The state of West Virginia 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 West Virginia.
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How to Resign as a Registered Agent in West Virginia
If you no longer wish to serve as a registered agent for a West Virginia 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 only document you’ll need to file with the West Virginia Secretary of State in order to resign from an appointment as registered agent is the Statement of Resignation of a Registered Agent (form RRA-1). The form must be completed either as a PDF file here and then faxed or delivered in-person to the Business & Licensing Division, or you may choose to submit it via email to CorpFilings@wvsos.gov. Completion of the document requires the following information:
- The name of the entity
- An indication of whether the registered office will continue to be located at the listed address
- A brief statement declaring the resignation
- The signature of the resigning agent
The fee to file a Statement of Resignation of a Registered Agent is $15.00. Usually, the document will be processed in between 5 and 10 business days, but you may choose to expedite the filing for an additional cost.
After submitting the resignation form, the West Virginia Secretary of State will mail a copy of the resignation to the principal office of the company which the agent has been representing; there is no need for the registered agent to give written notice of the resignation to anyone affiliated with the business entity.
The process for resigning as a registered agent for a West Virginia 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 West Virginia!