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How to Change Your Registered Agent in the District of Columbia

We’re Just Not Annoying®

WASHINGTON DC DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER & REGULATORY AFFAIRS CHANGE OF REGISTERED AGENT REQUIREMENTS AND OPTIONS

What are the options and different ways you can change your District of Columbia registered agent?

The only way to change your Washington DC registered agent is to submit form RA-3, Statement of Change of Registered Office or Registered Agent to the Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs, Corporations Division (DCRA). Form RA-1 is included in the DCRA Registered Agent Combined Form. The DCRA doesn’t accept handwritten forms. Include a duplicate if you would like a filed copy of the statement returned to you. Washington DC corporations and LLCs wishing to change the Washington DC registered agent should submit the completed form to the DCRA in person or by mail.

The DCRA accepts cash, money order, check, or Visa/MasterCard. Please make checks payable to “D.C. Treasurer.”

How much does it cost to change your registered agent in District of Columbia?

The filing fee to change your Washington DC registered agent is $50. You can pay an additional $50 to have the form processed in three days. You can have the change agent processed in one day if you pay an additional $100.

Don’t want to pay the change of agent fee? Switch your 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 DCRA to process and complete the change of registered agent in District of Columbia?

The change is effective when the form is delivered to the DCRA. Mailed documents can take awhile to actually get to the DCRA office since mail is routed through Maryland for payment processing first. You can overnight documents to the DCRA, but that will not affect their actual processing time.

If you include an Expedited Service Action Form and the additional fee, you can choose to have your document filed within one day or within three days.

If you walk-in documents, the corporations division will process them while you wait.

District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs contact information:

In person:

Cashier’s Office

Business Licensing Center

2nd Floor

1100 4th Street SW

Washington, DC 20024

Monday-Wednesday and Friday 8:30-4:30 Thursday 9:30-4:30

Mail – USPS:

Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

Corporations Division

P.O. Box 92300 Washington, DC 20090

Mail – Non USPS:

Wells Fargo Bank

7175 Columbia Gateway Drive

Lockbox # 92300

Columbia, MD 21046

Phone: (202) 442-4400

Fax: (202) 442-9445

What form do you file to change your registered agent in District of Columbia?

All entities use the same forms to change the Washington DC registered agent. The forms, RA-3, Statement of Change of Registered Office or Registered Agent is in your online account immediately when you sign up for District of Columbia registered agent service with Northwest. All you have to do is fill out the form and submit them to the DCRA.

Registered Agent DC Service Includes:

  1. Instant registered agent services annual price: $125.
  2. Instant DC forms located directly in your online account to make a filing in DC.
  3. State resources in your registered agent service account, with self-filing instructions to help you.
  4. We send multiple annual report reminders, and you can also track your due dates in your online account.
  5. We locally scan ‘service of process’ and all documents to you in real-time for no added cost.
  6. And, most importantly…We’re just not annoying™.
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