Are you currently serving as a Florida registered agent, but no longer wish to fulfill this position?
The state of Florida 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 Florida.
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How to Resign as a Registered Agent in Florida
If you no longer wish to serve as a registered agent for a Florida corporation, limited liability company (LLC), limited partnership, limited liability partnership, or business trust, there’s one straightforward form you’ll need to fill out.
Depending on whether the business entity is a corporation or an LLC, the resigning agent will need to fill out either a Registered Agent Resignation for Corporations (which can be found as a PDF here) or the Registered Agent Resignation for LLCs (which can be located as a PDF at this link). including the following information:
- The resigning registered agent’s name
- Name of the corporation or LLC
- Document number (if known)
- The resigning agent’s signature
Neither form may be submitted online or by email; they must be mailed or delivered to the State of Florida’s Division of Corporation at the following locations:
Division of Corporations
P.O. Box 6327
Tallahassee, FL 32314
Street Address (for Delivery)
Division of Corporations
2661 Executive Center Circle
Tallahassee, FL 3201
A registered agent’s resignation fee will depend on the type of business entity that was served and whether it is in active or not. Resigning as an LLC’s registered agent has a processing fee of $85.00 for active entities and $25.00 for those which are dissolved. For corporations, the fee is $87.50 for active entities and $35.00 for those which are inactive.
Before submitting the Registered Agent Resignation document, the resigning agent must provide a copy of the completed form as written notice to the corporation or LLC’s last known address.
The process for resigning as a registered agent for a Florida 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 Florida!