How to Change Your Registered Agent in Tennessee
To change your registered agent in Tennessee, you must complete and file a Change of Registered Agent form with the Tennessee Department of State, Division of Business Services. The Tennessee Change of Registered Agent must be submitted by mail or person and costs $20 to file. When you hire Northwest to be your new registered agent, we will file your Tennessee Change of Registered Agent paperwork for you and pay the state filing fee.
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Steps to Changing Your Tennessee Registered Agent
If you would like to change your registered agent in Tennessee, you will need to complete the following three general steps:
- Select a new Tennessee 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 Tennessee Statement of Change of Registered Agent to the Tennessee Department of State, Division of Business Services.
What are the options and different ways you can change your Tennessee registered agent?
Change of Agent Form:
The Department of State, Division of Business Services (DBS) provides forms for filing a change of registered office or registered agent, by corporation, LLCs and other businesses. It is in your online account when you sign up for registered agent service and is available on the DBS website. You don’t have to use the DBS forms; you can draft your own change of agent.
You can also change your Tennessee registered agent when you file your annual report. If you do change your registered agent on the annual report form, you have to pay the change of agent fee in addition to the annual report fee.
You can also change your Tennessee registered agent by filing an amendment to your corporate charter or articles of organization.
To ensure your former agent’s service and obligations come to a full stop, check out our Tennessee registered agent resignation page.
Changing Your Tennessee Registered Agent FAQs
How much does it cost to change your registered agent in Tennessee?
Statement of change of registered agent: $20
Corporation or LLC articles of amendment: $20
The annual report fee is $20. There is an additional $20 fee if there is a change of registered agent/office.
Don’t want to pay the change of agent fee? Switch your registered agent service 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 Tennessee?
If you mail your documents, they are processed in 3-5 business days. If you deliver documents in person DBS will process them while you wait. Tennessee DBS does not offer expedited processing.
What form do you file to change your registered agent in Tennessee?
To change your Tennessee registered agent:
Tennessee Corporations file Form SS-4427, Change of Registered Agent/Office (by corporation).
Tennessee LLCs file Form SS-4225, Change of Registered Agent/Office (by limited liability company).
Submit one original change of agent form by mail or in person with a check, cashier’s check, money order etc., payable to the “Tennessee Secretary of State.”
Department of State
Division of Business Services
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Snodgrass Tower, 6th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
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We have a team of Tennessee experts that know the in-and-outs of all business filings and what the Tennessee Department 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 Registered Agent form and pay your filing fee, all in less than a business day.
- Instant registered agent services annual price: $125.
- Instant Tennessee forms located directly in your online account to make a filing in Tennessee.
- 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™.