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How To Resign As A Registered Agent In Hawaii

To resign as a registered agent in Hawaii, you must submit a Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent to the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Business Registration Division with $25 by mail, email, fax or in-person.

Make sure to promptly send written notice of your resignation to the company you had been representing. Standard processing time for a Hawaii registered agent’s resignation is five business days, but turnaround time may be expedited to 1-3 days for an additional $25.

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The Steps To Resign As A Hawaii Registered Agent:

  1. To resign, the Hawaii registered agent must submit a Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent with $25 for processing to the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Business Registration Division by mail, email, fax or in-person.
  2. The registered agent must promptly give written notice of their resignation to the company they had been representing.

The Hawaii registered agent’s resignation is effective as of the 31st day after the statement is filed with the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs or when a new registered agent is appointed, whichever comes first.

Items To Include On The Hawaii Resignation Of Registered Agent

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

  1. Entity type
  2. Name and state/county of incorporation/formation of the represented entity
  3. Name of registered agent
  4. Name and address of the person the registered agent will send notice of resignation to
  5. A statement that the registered agent resigns
  6. Date
  7. Print and sign registered agent’s name

Hawaii Registered Agent Resignation FAQ

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

No. The Hawaii registered agent must promptly provide written notice to the company from which they are resigning after submitting their resignation to the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

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

Yes. The fee to resign as a Hawaii registered agent is $25 per entity (unless the registered agent is resigning from more than 200 entities, then the fee is $1 per entity). The fee can be paid by cash, certified/cashier’s check, bank/postal money order or credit card (VISA or MasterCard). No personal checks are accepted. Make checks payable to “Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs”. Faxed and emailed filings require credit card payment.

Can A Hawaii Registered Agent File Their Resignation Online?

No. While some business filings can be completed online through the Hawaii DCCA website, the resignation of a Hawaii registered agent is not currently available for online processing. However, the agent’s resignation can be emailed to the Business Registration Division.

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

Standard processing time for the resignation of a Hawaii registered agent at the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs is five business days. Service can be expedited to 1-3 days for an additional $25.

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

The Hawaii registered agent’s resignation is effective as of the 31st day after their statement is filed with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs or when a new registered agent is appointed, whichever comes first.

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

Corporations and LLCs are required by Hawaii state law to maintain a registered agent during the life of the company. If a Hawaii company is without a registered agent for sixty days, the company can be administratively dissolved. To change registered agents, the company must submit a Statement of Change of Registered Agent by Entity to the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs with $25 for processing.

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

Submit the Hawaii registered agent’s resignation by mail, fax, email or in-person with $25 to:

Mail:

Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Business Registration Division
PO Box 40
Honolulu, HI 96810

In-person:

Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Business Registration Division
King Kalakaua Building
335 Merchant St., Room 201
Honolulu, HI 96813

Fax: 808-586-2733

Email: breg-doci-filing@dcca.hawaii.gov

 

Hawaii Business Registration Division website

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