Vermont Secretary of State Change of Registered Agent Requirements and Options

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

The Vermont Secretary of State sometimes calls the registered agent a “process agent” especially in reference to LLCs. It means the same thing. Both terms refer an agent who accepts service of process for the corporation, LLC, or other business entity.

To change your registered agent or process agent in Vermont, you need to submit a completed Statement of Change of Registered Agent/Office form to the Vermont Secretary of State, Corporations Division (SOS). File the statement of change, in duplicate, by mail or in person. Vermont does require original signatures, so you cannot file by fax or online. The Vermont statement of change forms are available on the SOS website but they are not mandatory. You can draft your own statement of change as long as all the required information is included. Send your statement of change with a self addressed envelope so the Vermont SOS can return a filing acknowledgement.

The Vermont SOS doesn’t take credit cards or cash, so include a check payable to Vermont Secretary of State for the filing fee.

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

There is a $25 filing fee to submit the Statement of Change of Registered Office/Agent.
If your corporation is a nonprofit the filing fee is $5.

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 Vermont?

Mailed or walked-in documents are processed by the Vermont SOS in 3-5 business days.
The Vermont SOS is busiest between January and April. Document processing may take longer during those months.

Vermont Secretary of State contact information:

Office of the Secretary of State
Corporations Division
128 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-1104
Phone: (802) 828-2386
M-F, 7:45-4:30

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

Vermont has one change of agent form for all types of business entities. The form has to be signed by the registered agent as well as the business entity. Sign up for Vermont registered agent service with Northwest and we will send you a signed Statement of Change of Registered Office or Registered Agent form. Then you just have to complete it and send it to the Vermont Secretary of State.

Vermont Secretary of State – Forms:

http://www.sec.state.vt.us/corps/forms.htm#

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