Are you currently serving as a Maine registered agent, but no longer wish to fulfill this position?
The state of Maine 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 Maine.
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How to Resign as a Registered Agent in Maine
If you no longer wish to serve as a registered agent for a Maine corporation, limited liability company (LLC), limited partnership, limited liability partnership, or business trust, there’s one simple form you’ll need to fill out.
Depending on the type of business entity for which you are a registered agent, you’ll need to fill out either the Statement of Resignation (form MLLC-3A-NCRA) for LLCs or the Statement of Resignation (form NBCA03A-NCRA) intended for corporations. The documents will require the following information to complete:
- Your name and address
- The name and address of the business entity
- The name and contact information of the individual to whom notice will be given
- Payment details for the filing fee
- Your signature
After completing either the Statement of Resignation for LLCs or the Statement of Resignation for corporations, you’ll need to print the document and mail it to the Division of Corporations at the following address:
Department of the Secretary of State
Division of Corporations, UCC and Commissions
101 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0101
The form requires a standard processing fee of $35.00 which is payable by credit card using the Division’s straightforward Credit Card Voucher form or by a check made payable to the Maine Secretary of State. In most cases, the resignation will process between 5 and 10 business days after submission.
In Maine, it is not the resigning agent’s responsibility to give notice to the business entity. Instead, using the information provided on the resignation form, the clerk will promptly give notice to the business entity that the resignation has been filed.
The process for resigning as a registered agent for a Maine 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 Maine!