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How To Resign As A Registered Agent In New Jersey

To resign as a registered agent in New Jersey, you must send written notice of your resignation by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the company from which you are resigning at its last known address and make an affidavit that the notice of resignation has been served to the company. Then, submit a Certification of Resignation of Registered Agent and the affidavit to the New Jersey Department of the Treasury online, by mail, fax or in-person.

There are separate forms depending on entity type (corporation, LLC, LLP) and whether or not a successor agent is appointed. The fees to resign as a New Jersey registered agent are: $25 if no successor agent is appointed, $25 plus $10 per entity if a successor is appointed.

Turnaround time for the resignation of a New Jersey registered agent depends on method of filing: online filings are processed in real time, mailed-in filings are processed in 3-10 business days and faxed and in-person filings are processed in 8.5 hours.

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The Steps To Resign As A New Jersey Registered Agent:

  1. To resign, the New Jersey registered agent must send written notice of their resignation by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the company they had been representing at its last known address and make an affidavit that the notice has been served to the company. If the resignation cannot be served to the company, the affidavit must state why not.
  2. Then, submit the Certification of Resignation of Registered Agent and the affidavit to the New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services online, by mail, fax or in-person. Make sure to include payment for the appropriate fee(s) and use the appropriate form depending on entity type and whether or not a successor agent is being appointed.
    • To submit the form online:
      1. You must create an account with the State of New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services Central Forms Repository as a “forms upload filer”.
      2. Login to the Central Forms Repository and select the agency you want to submit your PDF form to. Choose “Commercial Recording Division”.
      3. Select the filing type for the PDF form you want to submit. Make sure you choose the appropriate form depending on entity type and whether or not a successor registered agent is being appointed.
      4. Type the information into the required fields on the appropriate form for your entity type and situation.
      5. Click “add attachments” if your form requires additional documents.
      6. After the form is filled out, save a copy to your computer so you can upload it to the New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services Central Forms Repository using the “browse” button.
      7. Click “Open the Central Forms Repository Home Page to Start the Form Submission Process” to begin your upload.
      8. Click “Save and Proceed to Payment Processing” to pay upon submission or “Save and Add Payment Later” to pay at a later time.
    • To submit the form by fax:
      1. You must include a cover sheet entitled “Division of Revenue Facsimile Filing Service Request”, which must also include the following:
        1. Name of individual or firm transmitting the request
        2. Date of submission
        3. Credit card number, cardholder name, address and expiration date (or depository account number if not using a credit card)
        4. Description of service requested
        5. Service option desired: Expedited or Same-Day
        6. Business name associated with the filing
        7. Total number of pages in the request including the cover sheet
        8. Fax back number
    • To submit the form by mail or in-person:
      1. You must include a cover sheet which contains the following:
        1. Name of individual or firm requesting service
        2. Choose one of the following forms of payment:
          1. Check made payable to “Treasurer, State of New Jersey”
          2. Credit card number, cardholder name, address and expiration date
          3. Depository account number
        3. Description of service requested
        4. If delivering in-person, indicate expedited or same-day service
        5. Business name associated with the filing
        6. Business entity ID (if available)
        7. Instructions for return:
          1. Regular mail: provide a valid street address
          2. Express or courier: Include a completed air bill showing the customer as the sender and bill-to party

The New Jersey registered agent’s resignation becomes effective thirty days after filing the certification of resignation with the State of New Jersey Department of the Treasury or when a new registered agent is appointed, whichever is earlier.

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

Items To Include On The New Jersey Resignation Of Registered Agent

The following items must be on the New Jersey registered agent’s certification of resignation:

  • Resigning from Corporation
    1. Name of corporation
    2. Name and address of resigning registered agent
    3. State of incorporation
    4. Certified mail number from the certification of resignation sent to the company
    5. City and state of post office
    6. Name and title of president, vice president, secretary or treasurer of the company and address to which the resignation was sent
    7. Indicate whether the certified mail was accepted or not
    8. Date on which a copy of the resignation was mailed
    9. If applicable, explain why service of the notice of resignation could not be delivered
    10. A statement that the registered agent resigns
    11. Date
    12. Signature of resigning registered agent
  • Resigning from LLC without appointment of successor
    1. Name of LLC
    2. Name and address of resigning registered agent
    3. State of organization
    4. Certified mail number from the certification of resignation sent to the company
    5. City and state of post office
    6. Name and address of last-known manager/member of the LLC
    7. Indicate whether the certified mail was accepted or not
    8. Date on which a copy of the resignation was mailed
    9. If applicable, explain why service of the notice of resignation could not be delivered
    10. A statement that the registered agent resigns
    11. Date
    12. Signature of resigning registered agent
  • Resigning from LLC with appointment of successor
    1. Name and address of resigning registered agent
    2. A statement that the agent resigns
    3. Name and address of newly appointed agent
    4. List affected LLCs
    5. Date
    6. Signature of resigning agent
    7. Attach copies of statements from each LLC that they ratify the change
  • Resigning from LLP without appointment of successor
    1. Name of LLP
    2. Name and address of resigning registered agent
    3. State of formation
    4. Certified mail number from the certification of resignation sent to the company
    5. City and state of post office
    6. Name and address of last-known partner of the LLP
    7. Indicate whether the certified mail was accepted or not
    8. Date on which a copy of the resignation was mailed
    9. If applicable, explain why service of the notice of resignation could not be delivered
    10. A statement that the registered agent resigns
    11. Date
    12. Signature of resigning registered agent
  • Resigning from LLP with appointment of successor
    1. Name and address of resigning registered agent
    2. A statement that the agent resigns
    3. Name and address of newly appointed agent
    4. List affected LLPs
    5. Date
    6. Signature of resigning agent
    7. Attach copies of statements from each LLP that they ratify the change

New Jersey Registered Agent Resignation FAQ

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

Yes. The New Jersey registered agent must first send their notice of resignation by certified mail to the company from which they are resigning. On the certification of resignation that the agent submits to the State of New Jersey they must provide the date the notice was mailed to the company and whether or not the certified mail was accepted.

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

Yes. The fee to resign as a New Jersey registered agent is $25 if no successor agent is appointed or $25 plus $10 per entity if a successor agent is appointed. Payment can be made by check, depository account or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover). Make checks payable to “Treasurer, State of New Jersey”. Faxed filings require payment by credit card. There is a $15 fax filing fee for corporations, non-profits and LPs and a $25 fax filing fee for LLCs, LLPs and FLPs. There is also a $1 per page fee for all accepted filings that are faxed back.

Can The New Jersey Registered Agent File Their Resignation Online?

Yes. The New Jersey registered agent can file resignation via the New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services Central Forms Repository Electronic Forms Upload Service.

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

The resignation of a New Jersey registered agent filed online will be processed by the Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services in real time. In-person and faxed filings are processed in 8.5 business hours, or they may be expedited to same-day turnaround. In-person and faxed filings submitted for same-day turnaround must be delivered by 12:30pm, and same-day processing costs an additional $50. In-person filings can also be expedited to two-hour processing ($500 per document) or one-hour processing ($1,000 per document). Mailed-in filings are processed in 3-10 business days.

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

The New Jersey registered agent’s resignation becomes effective thirty days after filing the certification of resignation with the New Jersey Department of the Treasury or when a new registered agent is appointed, whichever is earlier.

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

Corporations and LLCs are required by New Jersey state law to maintain a registered agent during the life of the company. If a New Jersey company is without a registered agent for thirty days, the company can be administratively dissolved. If your business is an LLC or LLP, a successor registered agent can be appointed by the resigning registered agent on their certification of resignation. For the company to change registered agents, the New Jersey company must submit a Statement of Change of Registered Office and/or Agent to the New Jersey Department of Treasury along with $25 for processing.

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

Submit the New Jersey registered agent’s certification with payment for processing and cover sheet (if required) online, by mail, fax or in-person to:

Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services Central Forms Repository & Payment Collection

Mail:

New Jersey Department of Treasury
Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services
Corporate Filing Unit
PO Box 308
Trenton, NJ 08625

Note: When submitting an expedited request by mail, do not use USPS Overnight; this service does not deliver directly to the Division.

In-person, expedited:

Corporate Filing Section
33 West State St, 5th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608-1001

Fax number:
609-984-6851

For inquiries call:
609-292-9292

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