Are you currently serving as a Missouri registered agent, but no longer wish to fulfill this position?
The state of Missouri 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 Missouri.
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How to Resign as a Registered Agent in Missouri
If you no longer wish to serve as a registered agent for a Missouri 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 business entity type, you’ll need to either complete the Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent for corporations or the Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent for limited liability companies. Both documents ask for much of the same information:
- The name of the business entity
- The street address of the registered office
- The current registered agent’s name
- A contact to which written notice has been sent
- The resigning agent’s dated signature
After completion, the form may be printed and mailed to the Missouri Secretary of State at the following address:
Missouri Secretary of State
PO Box 778
Jefferson City, MO 65102
The filing fee to resign as a registered agent in Missouri (whether it be from an LLC or a corporation) is $10.00.
Lastly, upon submitting the resignation document to the Missouri Secretary of State, the resigning agent certifies that written notice has been given to the business entity informing the appropriate person of the resignation. A copy of that notice must be included with the resignation form in order for the resignation to take effect.
The process for resigning as a registered agent for a Missouri 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 Missouri!