Montana Secretary of State registered agent resignation form and filing instructions
How to resign as registered agent in Montana:
To resign as registered agent in Montana, you must provide the completed Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent form to the Secretary of State by mail, fax or in person.
If a new registered agent is not designated within 60 days from the date of resignation, the business may be administratively dissolved by the Montana Secretary of State.
Do you have to notify the Montana entity you’re serving as registered agent for before you resign or after?
You furnish the represented entity a written notice of the resignation immediately after filing; usually a copy of the resignation form filed with the Montana Secretary of State.
Is there a fee to resign as the Montana registered agent for a corporation, LLC, or other business entity?
There is no fee required in Montana to resign as registered agent.
Expedited service within 24 working hours is available for a $20 fee.
How long will it take the state to process the Montana resignation of registered agent filing?
Normal processing time for a document submitted to the Montana Secretary of State is approximately one week to ten days. Expedited processing is one hour or one day depending on the service you request.
If you would like a file stamped copy of the document to be returned, at no additional fee, it will be necessary for you to submit the original and a copy of the document.
How long do you still have to serve as the registered agent after the filing? How long will you have to legally accept service of process after you’ve resigned as agent?
According to Montana Code, a statement of resignation takes effect on the 31st days after the resignation is filed or the appointment of a new registered agent for the represented entity.
If a company is administratively dissolved, it does not terminate the authority of its registered agent, unless a Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent form is filed.
What Montana agency do you have to resign with?Montana Secretary of State
Phone: (406) 444‐3665
Fax: (406) 444‐3976
P.O. Box 202801
Helena, MT 59620‐2801
State Capitol Building
1301 E. 6th Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
Northwest Registered Agent, LLC.
Whitefish, MT 59937