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How To Resign As A Registered Agent In Georgia

To resign as a registered agent in Georgia, you must provide written notice of your resignation to the company you were representing. Then, submit a Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent to the Georgia Secretary of State, Corporations Division in-person, online or by mail.

The Georgia registered agent’s statement of resignation may also indicate that the registered office will be discontinued. There is no fee to resign as a Georgia registered agent. Standard processing time for a resignation of registered agent is 5-7 business days, but service may be expedited for additional fees.

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The Steps To Resign As A Georgia Registered Agent:

  1. To resign, the Georgia registered agent must give written notice to the company from which they are resigning.
  2. Then, the agent must submit a Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent in-person, online or by mail to the Georgia Secretary of State, Corporations Division.

The Georgia registered agent’s resignation becomes effective on the 31st day after the statement is filed with the Georgia Secretary of State or when the entity files an annual registration designating a new registered agent if filed before the 31st day.

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

Items To Include On The Georgia Resignation Of Registered Agent

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

  1. Name of registered agent
  2. Current street address and county of registered office
  3. Email address of registered agent
  4. Entity name
  5. Entity type
  6. A statement that the registered agent resigns
  7. Option to discontinue registered office
  8. Print and sign name of registered agent

Georgia Registered Agent Resignation FAQ

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

Yes. The Georgia registered agent must certify that they have delivered written notice of their resignation to the company they had been representing on or before the date their Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent is filed with the Secretary of State.

Is There A Fee To Resign As A Registered Agent In Georgia?

No. There is no fee to resign as a registered agent in Georgia.

Can A Georgia Registered Agent File Their Resignation Online?

Yes. The Georgia registered agent can file their resignation online through the Georgia Secretary of State eCorp website. Only credit cards are accepted online.

How Long Does It Take The State To Process A Georgia Resignation Of Registered Agent?

Standard processing time for the resignation of a Georgia registered agent is 5-7 business days. During peak times, especially December, January, late March, late June and late September, turnaround time may be extended to up to twelve business days.

Business filings can be expedited for additional fees:

Two business days: $100
Same-day (must be received by noon on a business day): $250
One-hour (must be received between 9:00am and 4:00pm): $1,000

The Corporations Division accepts payment via check, certified bank check, money order or, for in-person or online filings only, credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express).

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

A Georgia registered agent’s resignation takes effect on the 31st day after their statement is filed with the Secretary of State or when the entity files an annual registration designating a new registered agent if filed before the 31st day.

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

Corporations and LLCs are required by Georgia state law to maintain a registered agent during the life of the company. If a Georgia 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 an annual registration or an amended annual registration if an annual registration has already been filed for the current calendar year. The fee to change a Georgia company’s registered agent depends on the entity type ($50 for profit corporations, professional corporations, LLCs, LPs, LLPs, trust estates; $30 for non-profit corporations; $25 for foreign LLPs; $20 for an amended annual registration).

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

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

Submit the Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent by mail, online or in-person to:

Office of Secretary of State
Corporations Division
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SE
Suite 313 West Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334

For inquiries call:
404-656-2817
844-753-7825

 

GEORGIA SECRETARY OF STATE ECORP WEBSITE

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