How to change your registered agent in New York

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New York Department of State change of registered agent requirements and options

What are the options and different ways you can change your New York registered agent?

To change your New York registered agent you will need to provide the completed Certificate of Change form for your entity type, to the New York Department of State by mail, fax, or in person. The person signing the form must have authority to confirm that the change was approved, but it does not need to be an original signature. See the link below for all New York Department of State corporate forms.

The address for service of process may only be amended by filing a Certificate of Change or Certificate of Amendment. The amendment is twice as expensive.

The New York Department of State accepts cash, check, money order, MasterCard, Visa and American Express. Don’t send cash if you submit the certificate by mail. Checks should be payable to “Department of State.” If you pay by credit or debit card, include a Credit Card/Debit Card Authorization Form. Faxed documents must include credit or debit card authorization.

If you request expedited service, you must include separate payment. Include an additional check or money order. If you pay by credit card, indicate the level of service requested in the space provided on the Credit Card/Debit Card Authorization Form.

How much does it cost to change your registered agent in New York?

There is a $30 fee to change your registered agent in New York.

An additional $25 fee is required for 24 hour expedited processing.
An additional $75 fee is required for same day expedited processing.
An additional $150 fee is required for 2 hour expedited processing.
(Note: To obtain expedited processing you submit a separate, non-refundable fee and note on the envelope "Expedited Processing")

Don’t want to pay the change of agent fee? Switch your registered agent to Northwest, and we’ll pay the change of agent fee to switch to us! Just sign up for registered agent service. You’ll see the pre-populated change of agent form in your online account. Fill it out with your company info, sign it, and email or mail it to us, and we’ll get it filed with the state. It’s that simple!

How long does it take the state to process and complete the change of registered agent in New York?

Normal processing is completed in about seven business days.

Expedited options are available for an additional fee.
Requests for 24 hour expedited processing may be submitted between 9 and 4.
Same day processing is available for hand delivered or faxed documents received before noon.
Two hour expedited processing is available for documents delivered in person or by fax by 2:30 pm.

Copies of filed documents must be requested in writing from the Division of Corporations for a plain copy fee of $5 and a certified copy for $10.

New York Department of State contact information:

New York State Department of State
Division of Corporations
State Records and Uniform Commercial Code
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12231
Phone: (518) 473-2492
Fax Filing: (518) 474-1418

The New York Department of State, Division of Corporations filing counter is open from 9:00-4:30 on weekdays.

What form do you file to change your registered agent in New York?

The New York Certificate of Change form is in your online account immediately, if you sign up for New York registered agent service with Northwest.

NY Corporations Division Forms link:

Northwest Registered Agent, LLC.
Albany, NY 12207
Albany County

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