Are you currently serving as a Rhode Island registered agent, but no longer wish to fulfill this position?
The state of Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island.
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How to Resign as a Registered Agent in Rhode Island
If you no longer wish to serve as a registered agent for a Rhode Island corporation, limited liability company (LLC), limited partnership, limited liability partnership, or business trust, there’s two straightforward documents you’ll need to fill out.
Before formally submitting a resignation to the Rhode Island Department of State, resigning agents are first required to give written notice to the business entity they represent. After notice has been given, you must draft and submit a Statement of Resignation including the following details:
- The exact name of the business entity
- Your name
- Your address
- A statement declaring your resignation
- A statement asserting that the business entity has been furnished with written notice
- Your signature and the date
After completion, the document may be mailed to the Rhode Island Department of State at the following address:
Division of Business Services
148 W. River Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02904-2615
To submit the Statement of Resignation, the registered agent must pay a $10.00 standard processing fee. The fee is payable by cash (if paid in-person) or by credit card or check. Checks should be made payable to “Rhode Island Department of State”. It should be noted that there may be a small transaction fee for the use of a credit card.
Before submitting the Statement of Resignation to the Rhode Island Department of State, it is essential to give notice to the business entity which the registered agent served. In signing and submitting the resignation form, the agent certifies that the appropriate person has been furnished with written notice.
The process for resigning as a registered agent for a Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island!