Are you currently serving as a North Dakota registered agent, but no longer wish to fulfill this position?
The state of North Dakota 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 Dakota.
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How to Resign as a Registered Agent in North Dakota
If you no longer wish to serve as a registered agent for a North Dakota 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 Commercial or Noncommercial Registered Agent Resignation document (form SFN 59240) is the only necessary form for registered agents wishing to resign in the state of North Dakota. It will require the following details:
- The exact name of the business entity
- The name and address of the person to which the registered agent will send written notice of the resignation
- A statement from the agent declaring the resignation
- The resigning agent’s signature
- The date
- The name and contact details of the registered agent in the event the Secretary of State should need to make contact
It is not currently possible to submit the Commercial or Noncommercial Registered Agent Resignation document online; it must be completed as a PDF file and then either mailed or faxed to the North Dakota Secretary of State using the following details:
Secretary of State
State of North Dakota
600 E Boulevard Avenue, Dept 108
PO Box 5513
Bismarck, ND 58506-5513
In contrast to many other business documents, there is never a fee for a registered agent to resign from an appointment; it may be done conveniently and free of charge.
For a resignation to be processed, the registered agent must also provide written notice to the business entity informing the appropriate individual of the resignation. The resigning agent must also inform the appropriate person of the date which the Statement of Resignation form was filed with the North Dakota Secretary of State. The resignation generally becomes effective on the 30th day of the month in which it was submitted.
The process for resigning as a registered agent for a North Dakota 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 Dakota!