Are you currently serving as a North Carolina registered agent, but no longer wish to fulfill this position?
The state of North Carolina 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 North Carolina.
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How to Resign as a Registered Agent in North Carolina
If you no longer wish to serve as a registered agent for a North Carolina 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 title of the necessary document is the North Carolina Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent (form BE-07) which be completed here as a PDF file and either mailed to the North Carolina Secretary of State or submitted online using the state’s PDF Upload Portal. The document will require the following information:
This is the Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent, which is a one-page document including the following information:
- The resigning agent’s name
- The name of the business entity
- The name and address of the individual to which written notice of the resignation was provided
- An indication of whether the registered office will be discontinued with the resignation
- The date
- The signature of the resigning agent
If you should choose to mail the document rather than filing online, it should be sent to the following address:
North Carolina Secretary of State
Business Registration Division
P.O. Box 29622
Raleigh, NC 27626-0622
In contrast to many business filings, there is no fee for resigning registered agents to end their appointment. The resignation becomes finalized on the 30th day of the month in which it is submitted.
Lastly, it is the responsibility of the registered agent to give written notice to the business entity informing the appropriate individual of the resignation. This written notice must be given to the business entity’s principal address before the Statement of Resignation is submitted to the North Carolina Secretary of State. By submitting the form, the resigning agent certifies that written notice has been given.
The process for resigning as a registered agent for a North Carolina 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 North Carolina!