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How To Resign As A Registered Agent In Montana

To resign as a registered agent in Montana, you must submit a Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent online, by mail or in-person to the Montana Secretary of State, and then promptly send written notice of your resignation to the company you had been representing. There is no fee to resign as a Montana registered agent, and standard processing takes 2-5 business days. Processing can be expedited for additional fees.

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The Steps To Resign As A Montana Registered Agent:

  1. To resign, the Montana registered agent must submit a Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent online, by mail or in-person to the Montana Secretary of State.
  2. Then, the agent must promptly notify the company in writing of their resignation.

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

Items To Include On The Montana Resignation Of Registered Agent

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

  1. Name of the business entity
  2. Name of registered agent
  3. A statement that the agent resigns
  4. Name and address of the person to whom the agent will send the notice of resignation
  5. Date
  6. Signature of registered agent

Montana Registered Agent Resignation FAQ

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

No. After submitting the Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent to the Secretary of State, the Montana registered agent must promptly provide written notice of the date their resignation was filed to the company they had been representing.

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

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

Can The Montana Registered Agent File Their Resignation Online?

Yes. Persons with authority in the corporation or LLC, including Montana registered agents, can submit business filings online via a Montana ePass account. Once the registered agent sets up their ePass account, the company should be listed on the Dashboard of their ePass homepage. The registered agent can then access the company’s filings.

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

Standard processing time for the resignation of a Montana registered agent is 2-5 business days. Processing may be expedited for additional fees: $20 for priority handling (processed within 24 hours) and $100 for expedited handling (processed within one hour). The Montana Secretary of State accepts checks and credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express). Make checks payable to “Montana Secretary of State”.

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

The Montana registered agent’s resignation is effective as of the 31st day after filing with the Secretary of State or upon appointment of a new registered agent, whichever comes first.

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

Corporations and LLCs are required by Montana state law to maintain a registered agent during the life of the company. If a Montana company is without a registered agent for sixty days, the company can be administratively dissolved. To change registered agents, submit a Statement of Change of Registered Agent/Registered Office to the Secretary of State.

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

Start a FREE Northwest Registered Agent Account to access the forms or hire us to complete it for you. At Northwest Registered Agent, we offer a variety of services to lighten the load on your business and all filings are processed the same day you order.

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

Submit the Montana registered agent’s resignation online, by mail or in-person to:

Montana ePass website

Mail:

Montana Secretary of State
Business Services/Corporation Unit
PO Box 202801
Helena, MT 596020-2801

In-person:

Montana Secretary of State
Business Services/Corporation Unit
State Capitol, Room 260
1301 6th Ave
Helena, MT 59620

Fax:
406-444-3976

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