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How To Resign As A Registered Agent In Alabama

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How To Resign As A Registered Agent in Alabama

To resign as a registered agent in Alabama, you must send written notice of your resignation to the company you had been representing.

Then, no more than ten days later, submit two typed copies of a Notice of Registered Agent Resignation to the Alabama Secretary of State, Business Services Division by mail or in-person. There is no fee, and filings are usually processed the same day they are received.

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The steps to resign as an
Alabama Registered agent:

  1. To resign, the Alabama registered agent must provide written notice of their resignation to the company they were representing.
  2. Then, no more than ten days later, the agent must deliver two typed copies of their Notice of Registered Agent Resignation to the Alabama Secretary of State, Business Services Division by mail or in-person.
  3. After the resignation has been processed, the Secretary of State will notify the entity.

 

The Alabama registered agent’s resignation is effective as of the 31st day after the Alabama Secretary of State receives their notice.

 

Items to Include on the Alabama
Notice of Registered Agent Resignation

The following items must be on the Alabama registered agent’s statement of resignation:

  1. Alabama Entity ID number
  2. Name of the entity
  3. Address of the entity most recently known to the agent
  4. Date that written notice of resignation was given to the entity
  5. A statement that the agent resigns
  6. Date
  7. Registered agent’s signature
  8. Name and title of signature for entity

Must the registered agent notify the company before filing resignation with Alabama?

Yes. The Alabama registered agent must notify the company they were representing ten days or less before the Secretary of State receives their notice of resignation.

Is there a fee to resign as an
Alabama registered agent?

No. There is no fee to resign as an Alabama registered agent.

Can the Alabama registered agent
file their resignation online?

No. The Alabama registered agent must submit their notice of resignation to the Secretary of State by mail or in-person.

How long does it take the state to process a registered agent resignation in Alabama?

The Alabama Secretary of State offers same-day processing for business filings such as the resignation of an Alabama registered agent, but same-day processing is not officially guaranteed.

When does a registered agent’s resignation become effective in Alabama?

An Alabama registered agent’s resignation becomes effective on the 31st day after the Secretary of State receives their notice.

What if the Alabama registered agent resigns while the company is still active?

Corporations and LLCs are required by Alabama state law to maintain a registered agent during the life of the company. If an Alabama company is without a registered agent for sixty days or more or if the company does not notify the Secretary of State that the registered agent has resigned within sixty days, then the company can be administratively dissolved. To change registered agents, submit a Change of Registered Agent or Registered Office by Entity form and $25 for processing to the Alabama Secretary of State.

What’s the simplest way to resign as a registered agent in Alabama?

Start a FREE Northwest Registered Agent Account to access the forms or hire us to complete it for you. At Northwest Registered Agent, we provide a variety of services to lighten the load on your business and all filings are processed the same day you order.

 

Which Alabama agency does the registered agent send their resignation to?

Submit two copies of the Notice of Registered Agent Resignation by mail or in-person to:

Mail:

Alabama Secretary of State
Business Services Division
PO Box 5616
Montgomery, AL 36103-5616

In-person:

Alabama Secretary of State
Business Services Division
RSA Plaza, Suite 580
770 Washington Ave
Montgomery, AL 36104

For inquiries call: 334-242-5324

Alabama Secretary of State Business Services website

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