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How To Resign As A Registered Agent In North Carolina

To resign as a registered agent in North Carolina, you must deliver written notice of your resignation to the company that you had been representing at their last known address. Then, submit a Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent online, by mail, fax or in-person to the North Carolina Secretary of State, Business Registration Division.

The resignation may contain a statement that the registered office is also discontinued. There is no fee to resign as a North Carolina registered agent. Filings are usually processed in 5-7 business days, but service can be expedited for additional fees.

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The Steps To Resign As A North Carolina Registered Agent:

  1. To resign, the North Carolina registered agent must send written notice of their resignation to the company they had been representing.
  2. Then, submit a Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent online, by mail, fax or in-person to the North Carolina Secretary of State, Business Registration Division.
  3. After the resignation has been filed, the Secretary of State will mail a copy to the company’s registered office, if not discontinued, and another copy to the principal address.

The North Carolina registered agent’s resignation becomes effective as of the 31st day after filing the statement with the North Carolina Secretary of State, Business Registration Division.

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

Items To Include On The North Carolina Resignation Of Registered Agent

Compliance with N.C. Gen Stat §  84-2.2:

An attorney licensed to practice law in the State of North Carolina has reviewed the blank template offered on our website to North Carolina consumers, including each and every part thereof that may appear in the completed document. The name and address of the reviewing attorney is kept on file by Northwest Registered Agent Service, Inc and will be provided to the consumer upon request.

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Northwest does not disclaim any warranties or liability and does not limit the recovery of damages or other remedies by the consumer. Northwest does not require the consumer to agree to jurisdiction or venue in any state other than North Carolina for the resolution of disputes between the provider and the consumer.

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The following items must be on the North Carolina registered agent’s resignation:

  1. Name of registered agent
  2. Name of business entity
  3. Certification that written notice of the resignation has been sent to the entity
  4. Name, title and address of the individual to whom notice of resignation was sent
  5. Indicate if the registered office will also be discontinued
  6. Date
  7. Name of business entity
  8. Name and signature of resigning agent

North Carolina Registered Agent Resignation FAQ

Must The Registered Agent Notify The Company Before Filing Resignation With North Carolina?

Yes. The statement of resignation that the North Carolina registered agent submits to the Secretary of State must certify that the agent has already delivered written notice of their resignation to the company they had been representing; therefore, the company must be notified of the agent’s resignation first.

Is There A Fee To Resign As A Registered Agent In North Carolina?

No. There is no fee to resign as a North Carolina registered agent. However, electronic transactions on the Secretary of State website incur a $2 fee, so you will need to supply payment if filing the resignation online. Payment may be made by ACH debit or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express).

Can The North Carolina Registered Agent File Their Resignation Online?

Yes. The resignation of a North Carolina registered agent can be filed online via the North Carolina Secretary of State Online Business Services page. Select “Upload a Filing to an Existing Entity” and choose the entity that you are resigning from as agent. Once you are on your entity’s profile page, select “Actions” and click “Upload a PDF Filing”. Finally, select “Pay and Submit” to pay the $2 online transaction fee and complete the filing process.

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

Standard turnaround time for the resignation of a North Carolina registered agent is 5-7 business days. Processing can be expedited for additional fees:

24-hour processing: $100
Same-day processing: $200 (must be submitted by 12:00pm)

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

The North Carolina registered agent’s resignation becomes effective as of the 31st day after filing the statement with the North Carolina Secretary of State.

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

Corporations and LLCs are required by North Carolina state law to maintain a registered agent during the life of the company. If a North Carolina 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 Office and/or Agent with $5 for processing to the North Carolina Secretary of State.

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

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Which North Carolina Agency Does The Registered Agent Send Their Resignation To?

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

North Carolina Secretary of State Online Business Services

Mail:

North Carolina Secretary of State
Business Registration Division
PO Box 29622
Raleigh, NC 27626-0622

In-person:

North Carolina Secretary of State
Business Registration Division
2 South Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC 27601-2903

Fax number:
919-808-2063

For inquiries call:
919-814-5400

Email: corpinfo@sosnc.gov

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