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How To Resign As A Registered Agent In The District Of Columbia

To resign as a registered agent in Washington DC, deliver a copy of your Statement of Registered Agent’s Resignation to the company that you had been representing. Then, within ten days of notifying the company, submit two copies of the statement to the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA).

There is an official DCRA form for registered agent resignation, but pay close attention because there are different parts of the form to fill out depending on if the Washington DC registered agent is resigning from only one company or multiple companies. There is no fee to resign as a registered agent in the District of Columbia. Standard processing time for mailed-in filings is fifteen business days, but filings delivered in-person will be expedited for additional fees.

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The Steps To Resign As A District Of Columbia Registered Agent:

  1. To resign, the District of Columbia registered agent must deliver a copy of their Statement of Registered Agent’s Resignation to the company they are resigning from.
  2. No more than ten days later, the agent must submit two copies of their Statement of Registered Agent’s Resignation to the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, Corporations Division.
  3. The Corporations Division will return the file-stamped copy of the statement to the resigning DC registered agent and send a copy to the company.

The District of Columbia registered agent’s resignation is effective thirty days after filing with the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, Corporations Division or when the entity appoints a successor agent, whichever comes first.

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

Items To Include On The District Of Columbia Resignation Of Registered Agent

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

  1. Name of the company
  2. Name of registered agent
  3. A statement that the agent resigns
  4. Date of notice
  5. Date of resignation
  6. Address of the registered office in the District of Columbia
  7. Principal office address
  8. Print and sign registered agent’s name

District of Columbia Registered Agent Resignation FAQ

Is It Necessary To Notify The Company Before Filing Resignation With The District Of Columbia?

Yes. On the Statement of Registered Agent’s Resignation, the Washington DC registered agent must certify that they gave written notice to the entity at its last known registered office in the District and, if different than its registered office, its last known principal office ten days or less before submitting their resignation to the DCRA.

Is There A Fee To Resign As A Washington DC Registered Agent?

No. There is no fee to resign as a registered agent in the District of Columbia.

Can The District Of Columbia Registered Agent File Their Resignation Online?

No. Although the Washington DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs has a web portal for online business services called CorpOnline, the resignation of a DC registered agent is not currently one of the services available online.

How Long Does It Take To Process A Registered Agent Resignation In Washington DC?

The resignation of a DC registered agent delivered by mail will be processed by the DCRA in fifteen business days. Filings delivered in-person are expedited for a fee. Expedited three-day service costs $50 and same-day service costs $100. To expedite service, an Expedited Service Action Form must be included. The expedited service fee is required for all walk-in customers that receive service at the Business License Center. Make checks payable to “DC Treasurer”. Expedited service may be limited or not available for mailed-in filings.

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

The District of Columbia registered agent’s resignation is effective thirty days after the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs receives the statement or when the entity appoints a successor agent, whichever comes first.

What If The District Of Columbia Registered Agent Resigns While The Company Is Still Active?

Corporations and LLCs are required by District of Columbia law to maintain a registered agent during the life of the company. If a Washington DC company is without a registered agent for sixty days, it can be administratively dissolved. To change registered agents, the company must submit two copies of a Statement of Change of Registered Office or Registered Agent to the DCRA. Include payment for the appropriate fee depending on entity type.

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Which District Of Columbia Agency Does The Registered Agent Send Their Resignation To?

Mail or deliver in-person two copies of the DC registered agent’s resignation to:

Mail:

Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
Corporations Division
PO Box 92300
Washington, DC 20090

or

Wells Fargo Bank
7175 Columbia Gateway Dr.
Lockbox # 92300
Columbia, MD 21046

In-person:

Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
Business License Center
1100 4th St SW, Second Floor
Washington, DC 20024

For inquiries call:
202-442-4400

Email: dcra.corp@dc.gov

DC DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS WEBSITE

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