Are you currently serving as a South Dakota registered agent, but no longer wish to fulfill this position?
The state of South 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 South Dakota.
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How to Resign as a Registered Agent in South Dakota
If you no longer wish to serve as a registered agent for a South 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.
To resign as a registered agent in South Dakota you’ll first need to submit a Statement of Resignation of Registered agent. To complete the document, you’ll need the following information:
- The name and business ID of the entity
- Your name
- The name and address of the person to which written notice was given
- Your signature
- The date
The Statement of Resignation may be completed here as a PDF file, printed, and mailed to the South Dakota Secretary of State at the following address:
Secretary of State Office
500 E Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501
There is no filing fee to submit the Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent. Standard processing time is usually between 3-5 business days, but may very.
Lastly, after submitting the Statement of Resignation form to the South Dakota Secretary of State, it is the resigning agent’s responsibility to furnish the business entity with written notification of the resignation. The written notice should be mailed to the appropriate individual, and must include the date in which you submitted the resignation to the state. The resignation will take effect on the 31st day of the month in which it was submitted, or whenever a new registered agent is appointed.
The process for resigning as a registered agent for a South 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 South Dakota!