New York Department of State registered agent resignation form and filing instructions
How to resign as registered agent in New York:
To resign as registered agent for a New York corporation or LLC, you must provide the completed Certificate of Resignation of Registered Agent form for your entity type to the New York Department of State by mail, fax or in person, along with the filing fee. You must also send a copy of the Certificate of Resignation form to the business entity’s office by registered mail.
The New York Department of State accepts cash, check, money order, MasterCard, Visa and American Express. If you mail the certificate, don’t include cash for payment. 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.
Do you have to notify the New York entity you’re serving as registered agent for before you resign or after?
Yes. The registered agent must send a copy of the Certificate of Resignation of Registered Agent to the entity’s office, by registered mail, before filing it with the New York Department of State.
Is there a fee to resign as the New York registered agent for a corporation, LLC, or other business entity?
The filing fee for registered agent resignation is $60 for corporations and $20 for limited liability companies.
You may expedite your resignation for an additional fee:
(Note: To request expedited processing you submit a separate, non-refundable fee and write on the envelope “Expedited Processing")
How long will it take the state to process the New York resignation of registered agent filing?
Documents received by mail, fax, or in person are processed in one to two weeks.
Requests for 24 hour expedited processing may be submitted between 9 and 4.
You will receive confirmation of the filing by mail, only if specifically if requested, and upon paying the $5 uncertified copy of filed document fee.
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?
The appointment of a New York registered agent ends thirty days after the certificate of resignation is processed by the department of state.
What New York agency do you have to resign with?
New York State Department of State
The New York Department of State, Division of Corporations filing counter is open from 9:00-4:30 on weekdays.
NY Corporations Division Forms link:
Northwest Registered Agent, LLC.
Albany, NY 12207