How to resign as registered agent in West Virginia:
To resign as a registered agent for any type of West Virginia business entity, you submit one Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent and two copies to the West Virginia Secretary of State, Business Division (SOS) by fax, mail, or in person. West Virginia SOS allows you to draft your own documents. You do not have to use SOS forms. You do not have to have original signatures, so you can file by fax, mail, or in person.
You can pay your filing fees by check, money order, or credit card. If you file in person, you can pay with cash. Make checks for fees payable to the “West Virginia Secretary of State.”
Do you have to notify the West Virginia entity you’re serving as registered agent for before you resign or after?
No, you don’t need to notify the business entity that you are resigning as registered agent. Once you file the Statement of Resignation, West Virginia SOS will mail one of the copies to the corporation or LLC at its principal office.
Is there a fee to resign as the West Virginia registered agent for a corporation, LLC, or other business entity
There is a $15.00 filing fee to resign as a registered agent in West Virginia.
How long will it take the state to process the West Virginia resignation of registered agent filing?
It takes the SOS 24-48 hours to process the resignation.
If you file in person, your documents are processed immediately
West Virginia SOS does not offer expedite services.
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 the registered agent is terminated on the thirty-first day after the resignation is filed with the West Virginia SOS.
What West Virginia agency do you have to resign with?
Submit the resignation by fax, mail, or in person to:
West Virginia Secretary of State
1900 Kanawha Blvd E.
Bldg 1, Suite 157-K
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: (304) 558-8000
Fax: (304) 558-8381
West Virginia SOS forms: