Are you currently serving as a New Mexico registered agent, but no longer wish to fulfill this position?
The state of New Mexico 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 New Mexico.
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How to Resign as a Registered Agent in New Mexico
If you no longer wish to serve as a registered agent for a New Mexico corporation, limited liability company (LLC), limited partnership, limited liability partnership, or business trust, there’s one simple document you’ll need to fill out.
There is no official forms for registered agents wishing to resign. Instead, resigning agents are required to draft and submit a Statement of Resignation. To ensure that the Statement of Resignation of processed, it should include the following information:
- Your name
- The name of the business entity
- The structure of that entity
- The state in which the entity was first formed
- Your mailing address
- The date and your signature
Further instructions on submitting the Statement of Resignation can be found here. After drafting it, the document must be sent to the New Mexico Secretary of State at the following address:
New Mexico Secretary of State
Business Services Division
325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300
Santa Fe, NM 87501
There is no filing fee to submit a Statement of Resignation in the state of New Mexico. Once you have submitted the document it is usually processed in ten business days. For an additional fee, you may choose to expedite the processing.
In New Mexico it is not the resigning agent’s responsibility to inform the company of the resignation. Instead, the New Mexico Secretary of State will forward a copy of the Statement of Resignation to the business entity to serve as written notice of the resignation.
The process for resigning as a registered agent for a New Mexico 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 New Mexico!