Are you currently serving as a Virginia registered agent, but no longer wish to fulfill this position?
The state of Virginia 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 Virginia.
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How to Resign as a Registered Agent in Virginia
If you no longer wish to serve as a registered agent for a Virginia corporation, limited liability company (LLC), limited partnership, limited liability partnership, or business trust, there’s one simple form you’ll need to fill out.
Registered agents wishing to resign from serving a business entity may do so by filing the Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent document. The form is an extremely straightforward document that will require the the following details:
- Name of the resigning agent
- Name of the company
- Signature of the resigning agent
The Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent form can be found on the Virginia State Corporation Commission’s webpage and submitted either online, in-person, or by mail to the following address:
Virginia State Corporation Commission
1300 E Main St,
Richmond, VA 23219
In contrast to many other documents, there is no fee required when submitting the Resignation of Registered Agent form. When submitted online, the document is processed in real time. When submitted in-person or via mail, the standard processing time is between one and three weeks.
In Virginia, the registered agent is not required to notify the business entity preceding the resignation. However, after the filing of the resignation document, the resigning agent is required by law to send a copy of the document to the business entity via certified mail on or before the business day following the day that the document was filed.
The process for resigning as a registered agent for a Virginia 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 Virginia!