Are you currently serving as an Iowa registered agent, but no longer wish to fulfill this position?
The state of Iowa 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 Iowa.
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How to Resign as a Registered Agent in Iowa
If you no longer wish to serve as a registered agent for an Iowa corporation, limited liability company (LLC), limited partnership, limited liability partnership, or business trust, there’s a single, two-part form you’ll need to fill out.
The state of Iowa’s Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent form is a document divided into two parts: the statement and the certificate of mailing. To complete the statement portion of the document, you’ll need the following information:
- The name of the business entity,
- The business entity’s principal address
- The business entity’s registered address
- A statement of resignation signed by the registered agent
- The resigning agent’s signature
The statement must be accompanied by a certificate of mailing, which states simply that the resigning registered agent has sent a copy of the resignation document by certified mail to the business entity’s address.
The Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent (including both the statement and certificate of mailing) may be completed as a PDF here and then mailed to the Business Services Division of the Iowa Secretary of State at the following address:
Iowa Secretary of State
Business Service Division
Lucas Building, 1st Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319
There is no processing fee for a registered agent to submit the documents necessary to resign. Because the forms are free to submit and extremely straightforward, it’s relatively painless to resign from an appointment as a registered Agent in Iowa.
In Iowa it is the resigning registered agent’s responsibility to notify the business entity of the resignation. In submitting the Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent document, the resigning agent certifies that a written notice has already been sent to the business entity’s principal place of business and/or to the registered office.
The process for resigning as a registered agent for an Iowa 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 Iowa!