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How To Resign As A Registered Agent In New Hampshire

To resign as a registered agent in New Hampshire, you must submit multiple copies of a Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent to the New Hampshire Department of State, Corporation Division by mail or in-person. The number of copies that must be submitted is dependent on whether the company is domestic or foreign. Domestic registered agents must submit an original and one copy of the statement of resignation, and foreign companies must submit an original and two copies of the statement. The notice may optionally include a statement that the registered office is also discontinued.

After the New Hampshire registered agent files their resignation with the state, the New Hampshire Department of State will mail a copy of the statement to the company at its principal address. There is no fee and no official form to resign as a registered agent in New Hampshire. Resignations delivered in-person can often be processed while-you-wait, and mailed filings may take 1-3 weeks to process.

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The Steps To Resign As A New Hampshire Registered Agent:

  1. To resign, the New Hampshire registered agent must deliver an original and one copy (two copies if a foreign corporation) of their statement of resignation to the New Hampshire Department of State, Corporation Division.
  2. Then, the New Hampshire Department of State will mail a copy of the registered agent’s resignation to the company at its principal address.

The New Hampshire registered agent’s resignation is effective as of the 31st day after the statement is filed with the New Hampshire Department of State or when a successor registered agent is appointed, whichever comes first.

Items To Include On The New Hampshire Resignation Of Registered Agent

The following items must be on the New Hampshire registered agent’s resignation:

  1. Name of the business
  2. Name of the registered agent
  3. Address of the registered agent
  4. A statement that the registered agent resigns
  5. Date
  6. Signature of registered agent

New Hampshire Registered Agent Resignation FAQ

Must The Registered Agent Notify The Company Before Filing Resignation With New Hampshire?

No. After the New Hampshire registered agent’s statement of resignation is filed with the state, the Department of State will mail a copy to the company from which the agent resigns.

Is There A Fee To Resign As A Registered Agent In New Hampshire?

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

Can The New Hampshire Registered Agent File Their Resignation Online?

No. The New Hampshire registered agent must submit their statement of resignation to the Department of State by mail or in-person.

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

The resignation of a New Hampshire registered agent delivered in-person can often be processed while-you-wait. Mailed in filings may take 1-3 weeks to process. New Hampshire does not offer expedited services for processing the resignation of a registered agent.

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

The New Hampshire registered agent’s resignation is effective as of the 31st day after the statement is filed with the New Hampshire Department of State or when a successor registered agent is appointed, whichever comes first.

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

Corporations and LLCs are required by New Hampshire state law to maintain a registered agent during the life of the company. If a New Hampshire company is without a registered agent for sixty days or more, the company can be administratively dissolved. To change registered agents, the New Hampshire company must file a Change of Registered Agent/Registered Office form with the Department of State, Corporation Division and include $15 for processing. There is no fee to change a company’s New Hampshire registered agent on their annual report during the filing period.

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Which New Hampshire Agency Does The Registered Agent Send Their Resignation To?

Submit the New Hampshire registered agent’s resignation by mail or in-person to:

Mail:

New Hampshire Department of State
Corporation Division
107 North Main St.
Concord, NH 03301-4989

In-person:

Corporation Division
State House Annex, Room 317
25 Capitol St, 3rd Floor
Concord, NH 03301

For inquiries call:
603-271-3246

Email: corporate@sos.nh.gov

New Hampshire Secretary of State Corporation Division website

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