Are you currently serving as a Mississippi registered agent, but no longer wish to fulfill this position?
The state of Mississippi 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 Mississippi.
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How to Resign as a Registered Agent in Mississippi
If you no longer wish to serve as a registered agent for a Mississippi 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 document you’ll need to submit in order to resign from your appointment is a Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent (form F0038).
As with all business documents in the state of Mississippi, this document must be filed online through the state’s online filing system; paper submissions are no longer accepted.
Before logging into the state’s filing system to complete the Statement of Resignation, you’ll need to be prepared to provide the following information:
- The name of the business entity
- The business entity’s principal address to which written notice was sent
- Your name
- A brief statement declaring your resignation
- The date
- Your signature
There is no filing fee for those wishing to submit a Statement of Resignation in the state of Mississippi; you may do so free of charge. When filed online, the document is often processed nearly immediately or within the day.
Lastly, before the registered agents submit a Statement of Resignation to the Mississippi Secretary of State, it is required that they give written notice to the business entity from which they are resigning at the entity’s principal address. This written notice must be given no more than 30 days preceding the submission of the Statement of Change. Signing the Statement of Change certifies that written notice has already been sent.
The process for resigning as a registered agent for a Mississippi 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 Mississippi!