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How To Resign As A Registered Agent In Colorado

To resign as a registered agent in Colorado, you must send written notice of your resignation to the company you had been representing. Then, file a Statement of Change Regarding Resignation or Other Termination of Registered Agent online with the Colorado Secretary of State, Business and Licensing Division. Online submission of a Colorado registered agent’s resignation costs $10 and is processed immediately.

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The Steps To Resign As A Colorado Registered Agent:

  1. To resign, the Colorado registered agent must send written notice of their resignation to the company they had been representing.
  2. Then, the agent must file a Statement of Change Regarding Resignation or Other Termination of Registered Agent online with the Colorado Secretary of State, Business and Licensing Division and submit $10 for processing.

The Colorado registered agent’s resignation becomes effective on the 31st day after their statement is filed with the Colorado Secretary of State or as of the effective date of a statement of change appointing a new registered agent, whichever comes first.

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

Items To Include On The Colorado Resignation Of Registered Agent

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

  1. ID number, entity name and jurisdiction (if applicable)
  2. Date of resignation
  3. A statement that the registered agent resigns
  4. Name, street address and mailing address of registered agent
  5. Affirmation that notice of resignation has been delivered to the company
  6. Option to submit additional information
  7. Option to indicate a later effective date of resignation
  8. Option for email notification
  9. Name and mailing address of the individual delivering the statement for filing

Colorado Registered Agent Resignation

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

Yes. The Colorado registered agent must first notify the company of their resignation in writing before filing their statement with the Secretary of State. The agent must indicate on their statement whether or not they have notified the entity of their resignation. If this box is not checked on the Statement of Change Regarding Resignation or Other Termination of Registered Agent, the document will not be accepted by the Colorado Secretary of State.

Is There A Fee To Resign As A Colorado Registered Agent?

Yes. The fee to resign as a registered agent in Colorado is $10. Payment can be made by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express), prepaid “gift” credit card or a prepaid account with the Colorado Secretary of State.

Can The Colorado Registered Agent File Their Resignation Online?

Yes. The Colorado registered agent’s resignation must be filed online.

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

Online filing happens in real-time, which means the document is processed by the Colorado Secretary of State immediately upon submission.

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

A Colorado registered agent’s resignation becomes effective on the 31st day after their statement is filed with the Colorado Secretary of State or as of the effective date of a statement of change appointing a new registered agent, whichever comes first.

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

Corporations and LLCs are required by Colorado state law to maintain a registered agent during the life of the company. If a Colorado company is without a registered agent for thirty days, the entity will become Noncompliant. If a company becomes Noncompliant due to lack of a registered agent, the entity must file a Statement of Change Changing the Registered Agent Information to return the company’s status to Good Standing. A company with Noncompliant status for sixty days then becomes Delinquent.

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

The Colorado registered agent’s resignation must be submitted online through the Colorado Secretary of State website.

Colorado Secretary of State Online Business Filing Portal

The physical location of the Colorado Secretary of State is provided below, but they do not accept filings for registered agent resignation by mail or in-person.

Colorado Department of State
Business and Licensing Division
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80290

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