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How To Resign As A Registered Agent In Indiana

To resign as a registered agent in Indiana, you must submit a Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent to the Indiana Secretary of State, Business Services Division by mail, in-person or online. Then, mail a copy of the resignation to the company you had been representing at their principal office and registered office.

The resignation may include a statement that the registered office is also discontinued. There is no fee to resign as an Indiana registered agent, and resignations filed online are processed immediately.

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The Steps To Resign As An Indiana Registered Agent:

  1. To resign, the Indiana registered agent must submit a Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent to the Indiana Secretary of State by mail, in-person or online.
  2. Then, the agent must mail a copy of the Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent to the company they had been representing at their principal office address, if known, and another copy to the registered office, if not discontinued.

The Indiana registered agent’s resignation is effective on the 31st day after the statement is filed with the Secretary of State or when a new registered agent is designated by the entity, whichever comes first.

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

Items To Include On The Indiana Resignation Of Registered Agent

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

  • Cover page
    1. Name of business
    2. Email address of business
    3. Street address to return documents to
    4. Phone number
  • Statement of registered agent
    1. Name of entity
    2. Address of entity to which the registered agent will send notice of resignation
    3. Name of registered agent
    4. Check the box to indicate your resignation
    5. Date of resignation
    6. Name and signature of registered agent

Indiana Registered Agent Resignation

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

No. The Indiana registered agent should submit their Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent to the Secretary of State first, then mail a copy of the statement to the company at its principal office, if known, and another copy to the registered office, if not discontinued.

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

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

Can An Indiana Registered Agent File Their Resignation Online?

Yes. The Indiana registered agent can file their resignation online through the Indiana Secretary of State Inbiz website, but they must create an IN.gov account.

How Long Does It Take The State To Process An Indiana Resignation Of Registered Agent?

The resignation of an Indiana registered agent submitted online will be processed immediately. Mailed-in filings are processed by the Secretary of State in 3-5 business days.

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

The Indiana registered agent’s resignation is effective as of the 31st day after the statement of resignation is filed with the Secretary of State or when a new registered agent is designated by the entity, whichever comes first.

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

Corporations and LLCs are required by Indiana state law to maintain a registered agent during the life of the company. If an Indiana company is without a registered agent for sixty days or more, the company can be administratively dissolved. To change a company’s registered agent, a Notice of Change of Registered Agent, Office or Both must be filed with the Indiana Secretary of State. There is no fee to change registered agents.

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

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

Indiana Secretary of State Business Division website

Indiana Secretary of State
Business Services Division
302 West Washington St., Room E018
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Business Services Fax:
317-233-3387

Corporations Information Line:
317-232-6576

Business Services Front Desk:
317-232-6581

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