How to Change Your Registered Agent in Connecticut
To change your registered agent in Connecticut, you must complete and file a Change of Agent form with the Connecticut Secretary of State, Commercial Recording Division (SOTS). The Connecticut Change of Agent must be submitted by mail, fax, or walk in and costs $50 for Corporations and LLCs and $20 for non-stock (nonprofit) corporations to file. When you hire Northwest to be your new registered agent, we will file your Connecticut Change of Agent paperwork for you and pay the state filing fee.
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Steps to Changing Your Connecticut Registered Agent
If you would like to change your registered agent in Connecticut, you will need to complete the following three general steps:
- Select a new Connecticut registered agent. If you hire Northwest for our registered agent service, you can just as well stop reading now. We’ll handle the state filing for you and pay your filing fee.
- Notify your former registered agent that you’re moving on.
- Complete and submit your Connecticut Secretary of State, Commercial Recording Division (SOTS).
What are the options and different ways you can change your Connecticut registered agent?
To change your Connecticut registered agent you have to file a Change of Agent form with the Connecticut Secretary of the State, Commercial Recording Division (SOTS). Connecticut has one form for domestic business entities and another form for foreign entities. You do not have to use the forms provided by Connecticut SOTS. You can draft your own as long as they contain the required information. Corporations and LLCs are not required to have original signature on filed documents.
You can file by mail, fax, or walk in. If you file by fax you can choose normal or expedited processing. You will have to include your Visa or MasterCard information on the Fax Filing Service Request cover sheet. Walked in documents are accepted between 8:30 and 4:00. Connecticut SOTS accepts Visa, MasterCard, Check or cash. Make checks for fees payable to “Secretary of the State.”
For the steps to take to ensure your former agent’s service and obligations come to an end, see our Connecticut registered agent resignation page.
Changing Your Connecticut Registered Agent FAQs
How much does it cost to change your registered agent in Connecticut?
Corporations and LLCs: $50
Non-stock (nonprofit) corporations: $20
Expedited processing: $50
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 Connecticut?
Normal Processing takes 3-5 business days and documents are then mailed to the submitter. If you drop off your documents in person, they are processed normally unless you request expedited service.
Expedited processing is completed within 24 hours of receipt. Expedited documents are mailed the next business day at 4:00 if not picked up. To have your filing expedited, include an Expedited Service Request form when you submit your documents.
How do I contact the Connecticut Secretary of State
Commercial Recording Division
Connecticut Secretary of the State
P.O. Box 150470
Hartford, CT 06115-0470
30 Trinity Street
Hartford CT 06106
Phone: (860) 509-6003
Fax: (860) 509-6069
What form do you file to change your registered agent in Connecticut?
All domestic Connecticut corporations and LLCs should file the Change of Agent-Domestic form.
All foreign Connecticut corporations and LLCs should file the Change of Agent-Foreign form.
The signed change of agent forms are in your online account immediately, when you sign up for Connecticut registered agent service with Northwest.
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We have a team of Connecticut experts that know the in-and-outs of all business filings and what the Connecticut Secretary of State requires. As your registered agent we don’t wait around on any legal correspondence we receive on your behalf, we immediately scan it to your secure online portfolio so you can view it anytime, anywhere. Switch to Northwest Registered Agent today and we will file your Change of Agent form and pay your filing fee, all in less than a business day.
- Instant registered agent services annual price: $125.
- Instant Connecticut forms located directly in your online account to make a filing in Connecticut.
- State resources in your registered agent service account, with self-filing instructions to help you.
- We send multiple annual report reminders, and you can also track your due dates in your online account.
- We locally scan ‘service of process’ and all documents to you in real-time for no added cost.
- And, most importantly…We’re just not annoying™.