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How To Resign As A Registered Agent In Missouri

To resign as a registered agent in Missouri, you must submit the original and two exact copies of a Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent to the Missouri Secretary of State, Corporations Division by mail or in-person. The notice of resignation may include a statement that the registered office is also discontinued. Make sure to use the appropriate form depending on whether the company is an LLC or a corporation. Include payment for the $10 filing fee.

The Missouri Secretary of State will mail a copy of the statement of resignation to the company’s registered office, if not discontinued, and the principal office. Walked-in filings are processed while-you-wait and mailed-in filings are processed within 2-5 business days.

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The Steps To Resign As A Missouri Registered Agent:

  1. To resign, the Missouri registered agent must submit the original and two copies of a Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent with $10 to the Missouri Secretary of State, Corporations Division by mail or in-person. Use the appropriate form depending on whether the company you were representing is an LLC or a corporation.
  2. The Missouri Secretary of State will mail one of the copies of the statement of resignation to the company’s registered office and another to the principal office.

The Missouri registered agent’s resignation is effective as of the 31st day after the statement is filed with the Missouri Secretary of State.

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

Items To Include On The Missouri Resignation Of Registered Agent

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

  1. Charter number
  2. Name of the business
  3. Street address of registered office
  4. Name of registered agent
  5. Name and address where the written notice of resignation was sent
  6. A statement that the agent resigns
  7. Date
  8. Signature of registered agent
  9. Name and address to return the document to

Missouri Registered Agent Resignation FAQ

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

No. The Missouri registered agent must deliver an original and two exact copies of their statement of resignation to the Missouri Secretary of State, and then the Secretary of State will mail a copy of the statement to the last known address of an officer of the company at an address other than the registered office.

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

Yes. There is a $10 fee to resign as a Missouri registered agent. Payment can be made in-person by cash, check, money order or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express). There is a $1.25 convenience fee for credit cards. Mailed-in filings can be paid by check or money order. Make checks payable to “Missouri Secretary of State”.

Can The Missouri Registered Agent File Their Resignation Online?

No. While many business filings can be completed online, the resignation of a Missouri registered agent is not currently available for online submission.

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

A Missouri registered agent’s resignation delivered in-person will be processed by the Missouri Secretary of State while-you-wait. Mailed-in filings are processed within 2-5 days of receipt.

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

The Missouri registered agent’s resignation is effective as of the 31st day after the statement is filed with the Secretary of State.

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

Corporations and LLCs are required by Missouri state law to maintain a registered agent during the life of the company. If a Missouri company is without a registered agent for thirty days or more, the company can be administratively dissolved. To change registered agents, submit a Statement of Change of Registered Agent and/or Registered Office to the Missouri Secretary of State by mail or in-person and include $10 for processing.

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

Submit the appropriate Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent depending on business entity type and $10 for processing by mail or in-person to:

Mail:

Missouri Secretary of State
Corporations Division
James Kirkpatrick State Information Center
PO Box 778
Jefferson City, MO 65102

In-person:

Missouri Secretary of State
Corporations Division
600 W. Main St, Room 322
Jefferson City, MO 65102

For inquiries call:
573-751-4153
866-223-6535

Email: corporations@sos.mo.gov

Missouri Secretary of State Business Services website

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