Are you currently serving as an Indiana registered agent, but no longer wish to fulfill this position?
The state of Indiana 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 Indiana.
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How to Resign as a Registered Agent in Indiana
If you no longer wish to serve as a registered agent for an Indiana 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 form is called the Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent (form #26285). Before submitting it, you’ll need to complete it with the following details:
- The business entity’s name
- The e-mail address of the business entity
- The current registered agent’s name
- The address to which the registered agent will send notice of the resignation
- The resigning agent’s signature
To submit the Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent, you may either file the form online here or complete and print the document as a PDF file here and mail it to the Business Services Division of the Indiana Secretary of State at the following address:
Indiana Secretary of State
Business Services Division
302 W. Washington Street, Room E018
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Conveniently, there is no filing fee to submit a Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent in the state of Indiana. After the document is submitted, the resignation becomes effective on the 31st day after its filed with the office, or whenever the business entity designates a new registered agent.
In Indiana, it is the resigning agent’s responsibility to inform the business entity of the resignation. In submitting the resignation document, the resigning agent certifies that written notice will be sent to the business entity informing the appropriate individual of the change.
The process for resigning as a registered agent for an Indiana 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 Indiana!