Why Is a Change of Registered Agent Needed?
All businesses are required to designate a Registered Agent when registering.
A Registered Agent (also known as statutory agent or resident agent) is an individual or a business who is chosen to be the official recipient of important legal documents on behalf of a business entity.
Reasons that you might need a change of Registered Agent include:
How Do I Change a Registered Agent?
To change your Registered Agent, you need to fill out a "Change of Registered Agent" form in your particular state.
The forms used to process your order, the processing fee and information needed varies by state, so it’s crucial to adhere to the specific requirements listed by your Secretary of State.
You need to fill out the specific form for your state (or other listed forms if required) and send them in along with any required fee.
It can be complicated and daunting, but Incfile is here to help.
What Happens If I Don’t Appoint or Report
a Change in Registered Agents?
All LLCs and corporations are required to designate a Registered Agent when they file with their Secretary of State.
Failing to do so will cause you to fall out of good standing with the state and recieve some hefty fines.
You'll also face fines if you change your Registered Agent without notifying the Secretary of State, and may be subject to revocation of your business license, your right to enter into legal contracts and your access to the state court system.
Reinstatement proceedings could also include additional financial and legal hardships.
Need Help Filing Your Change of Registered Agent?
To change Registered Agents, you must first complete and submit a change of Registered Agent filing.
This filing will allow you to stop using your current Registered Agent service and elect a new Registered Agent.
Do you need someone to change your Registered Agent for you? Or would you like someone to file the change and then provide Registered Agent service going forward?
Either way, you can save time and stress by letting Incfile manage the agent change paperwork for you.
Does the Type of Business Entity Affect Whether I Can Change My Registered Agent?
No. It’s possible for any company to change their Registered Agent.
Whether your business is a C corp, S corp, limited liability company (LLC) or limited liability partnership, let Incfile take care of your change of agency so you can focus on more important things.