Are you currently serving as a Massachusetts registered agent, but no longer wish to fulfill this position?
The state of Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts.
Guru Tip: If you would prefer to have a professional service deal with the paperwork and take over registered agent duties, hire a Massachusetts registered agent service. It’s just a small annual fee.
How to Resign as a Registered Agent in Massachusetts
If you no longer wish to serve as a registered agent for a Massachusetts 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 you must complete is either the Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent for corporations or the Limited Liability Company Statement of Resignation of Resident Agent, depending on the business entity type. Either document asks for the same basic information:
- The name of the resident/registered agent
- The name of the company
- The current registered agent’s address
- The signature of the resigning agent
After completion, the document may be printed and mailed to the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth at the following address:
William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth
One Ashburton Place
Boston, Massachusetts 02108-1512
Alternatively, you may choose to complete the form online here.
If you choose to submit the document by mail, fax or in-person, you must pay a $25.00 standard processing fee. Alternatively, should you decide to submit it electronically online, there is no fee to file.
Lastly, it is your responsibility as the resigning agent to notify the corporation or LLC of your resignation. To do so, you must send the business entity a copy of the Statement of Resignation as official written notice.
The process for resigning as a registered agent for a Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts!