Are you currently serving as an Arizona registered agent, but no longer wish to fulfill this position?
The state of Arizona 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 Arizona.
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How to Resign as a Registered Agent in Arizona
If you no longer wish to serve as a registered agent for an Arizona corporation, limited liability company (LLC), limited partnership, limited liability partnership, or business trust, there’s two simple, one-page documents you’ll need to fill out.
Both necessary forms can be found on the Arizona Corporation Commission’s website under the “Forms” index.
Whether you’re stepping down from your position as a statutory agent for a corporation or an LLC, you’ll need to fill out a Statutory Agent Resignation form. The Statutory Agent Resignation form for LLCs is distinct from the Statutory Agent Resignation form for corporations; be sure you’ve selected the correct one under either the “Limited Liability Company Forms” or “Corporations Forms” sections. Alternatively, you can find the appropriate document for LLCs here, and the distinct form for corporations at this link.
The Statutory Agent Resignation form requires the following details:
- The entity’s name (as it is listed within the current A.C.C records)
- The statutory agent’s name
- The known place of business address
- The statutory agent’s address
- The statutory agent’s signature
It should be noted also that while there is no fee to step down from the position of statutory agent of an LLC, there is a $10 regular processing fee to resign from being a corporation’s statutory agent.
As with all documents submitted to the Arizona Corporation Commission, the form needed to resign from being a statutory agent must be accompanied by a cover sheet which can be completed and printed at this link. The cover sheet requires the entity’s name, payment method for any applicable fees, and return delivery information.
When both the cover sheet and Statutory Agent Resignation form are completed, they may be printed and delivered either by mail to the following address:
Arizona Corporation Commission
Corporate Filings Section
1300 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Alternatively, those wishing to fax their resignation may do so at 602-542-4100.
The process for resigning as a registered agent for an Arizona 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 Arizona!