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How To Resign As A Registered Agent In Arkansas

To resign as a registered agent in Arkansas, you must submit a statement of registered agent resignation to the Arkansas Secretary of State, Business and Commercial Services Division in-person or by mail.

Then, promptly send written notice of your resignation to the company that you had been representing. There is no fee and no official form to resign as an Arkansas registered agent. Standard turnaround time for the resignation of an Arkansas registered agent is two business days, but documents delivered in-person are often processed while-you-wait.

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The Steps To Resign As An Arkansas Registered Agent:

  1. To resign, the Arkansas registered agent must submit a statement of registered agent resignation in-person or by mail to the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  2. Then, the agent must promptly provide written notice of their resignation to the company they had been representing.

The Arkansas registered agent’s resignation becomes effective on the 31st day after the Arkansas Secretary of State receives the notice of resignation or upon appointment of a new registered agent, whichever comes first.

If the entity is not dissolving you’ll also need to change your Arkansas registered agent to appoint your new agent. Need a new agent? Check out our registered agent service.

Items To Include On The Arkansas Resignation Of Registered Agent

The following items must be provided on the Arkansas registered agent’s statement of resignation though there is no official form:

  1. Name of entity
  2. Name of registered agent
  3. A statement that the agent resigns
  4. Name and address of the person the agent will send notice of resignation to
  5. Date
  6. Signature of registered agent

Arkansas Registered Agent Resignation FAQ

Must The Registered Agent Notify The Company Before Filing Resignation With Arkansas?

No. The Arkansas registered agent must promptly send written notice of their resignation to the company they had been representing after notifying the state.

Is There A Fee To Resign As An Arkansas Registered Agent?

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

Can The Arkansas Registered Agent File Their Resignation Online?

No. The Arkansas registered agent must submit their resignation in-person or by mail.

How Long Does It Take The State To Process A Registered Agent Resignation In Arkansas?

Standard processing time for an Arkansas registered agent’s resignation is two business days. Filings delivered in-person can often be completed while-you-wait.

When Does A Registered Agent’s Resignation Become Effective In Arkansas?

The Arkansas registered agent’s resignation becomes effective on the 31st day after the Secretary of State receives their notice of resignation or upon appointment of a new registered agent, whichever comes first.

What If The Arkansas Registered Agent Resigns While The Company Is Still Active?

Corporations and LLCs are required by Arkansas law to maintain a registered agent during the life of the company. If an Arkansas company is without a registered agent for sixty days or more, the company can be administratively dissolved. To change registered agents, the company must file a Notice of Change of Registered Agent with the Arkansas Secretary of State.

What’s The Simplest Way To Resign As A Registered Agent In Arkansas?

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Which Arkansas Agency Does The Registered Agent Send Their Resignation To?

Submit the registered agent’s resignation by mail or in-person to:

Arkansas Secretary of State
Business and Commercial Services Division
1401 W. Capitol
Victory Building, Suite 250
Little Rock, AR 72201

For inquiries call:
888-233-0325
501-682-3409

Email: corprequest@sos.arkansas.gov

Arkansas Secretary of State Business and Commercial Services website

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