Are you currently serving as an Illinois registered agent, but no longer wish to fulfill this position?
The state of Illinois 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 Illinois.
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How to Resign as a Registered Agent in Illinois
If you no longer wish to serve as a registered agent for an Illinois 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 required document for registered agents wishing to resign is the Notice of Resignation of Registered Agent (Form BCA 5.15). The form is relatively straightforward in nature. In it, you can expect to include the following details:
This is the Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent, which is a one-page document including the following information:
- Name of the resigning agent
- Name and business structure of affected business entity
- The resigning agent’s mailing address
- The resigning agent’s signature
After completion, the form may be submitted either in-person or by mail at the following address:
Illinois Secretary of State
Department of Business Services
501 S. Second St., Rm. 350
Springfield, IL 62756
Currently, the Illinois Secretary of State does not accept online submissions for this document.
The cost to file the Notice of Resignation of Registered Agent is only $5. All checks should be made payable to the Illinois Secretary of State. Unless a later date is specified, the resignation becomes effective on the 30th of the month in which the document is filed.
In Illinois, resigning agents are required to notify the affected business of resignation by delivering a copy of the Notice of Resignation of Registered Agent to the company they represented. This must be done no more than ten days before the document itself is filed with the Illinois Secretary of State.
The process for resigning as a registered agent for an Illinois 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 Illinois!