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How To Resign As A Registered Agent In North Dakota

To resign as a registered agent in North Dakota, you must submit a Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent to the North Dakota Secretary of State, Business Services Division by mail, fax or in-person. Then, promptly send written notice of the date that the statement was filed with the state to the company from which you are resigning as agent. There is no fee to resign as a North Dakota registered agent, but it may take up to four weeks to process your resignation.

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The Steps To Resign As A North Dakota Registered Agent:

  1. To resign, the North Dakota registered agent must deliver a Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent to the North Dakota Secretary of State by mail, fax or in-person.
  2. Then, promptly deliver written notice of the filing date of the resignation to the company from which the agent resigns.

The North Dakota registered agent’s resignation becomes effective as of the 31st day after filing the statement with the North Dakota Secretary of State or when a new registered agent is appointed by the entity, whichever is earlier.

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

Items To Include On The North Dakota Resignation Of Registered Agent

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

  1. Entity name
  2. Name of registered agent
  3. Name and address of the person/organization to which the agent’s resignation will be sent
  4. A statement that the registered agent resigns
  5. Date
  6. Signature of registered agent
  7. Name, email and daytime phone number of the contact person for the filing

North Dakota Registered Agent Resignation FAQ

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

No. The North Dakota registered agent must file their resignation with the Secretary of State first and then promptly notify the company of the date on which it was filed.

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

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

Can The North Dakota Registered Agent File Their Resignation Online?

No. The North Dakota registered agent cannot submit their resignation online. The North Dakota Secretary of State is in the process of testing its online business filing system “FirstStop”, but as of December 2018 there is still no way to file business documents online.

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

Due to the high volume of new business filings coming in, it may take up to four weeks to process the resignation of a North Dakota registered agent. Currently, there is no way to expedite processing through the North Dakota Secretary of State.

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

The North Dakota registered agent’s resignation becomes effective as of the 31st day after filing the statement with the Secretary of State or when a new registered agent is appointed by the entity, whichever is earlier.

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

Corporations and LLCs are required by North Dakota state law to maintain a registered agent during the life of the company. If a North Dakota company is without a registered agent for thirty days, the company can be administratively dissolved. To change registered agents, the North Dakota company must submit a Commercial or Non-Commercial Registered Agent Statement of Change to the Secretary of State and include $10 for processing.

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

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

Mail:

Secretary of State
State of North Dakota
Business Services Division
PO Box 5513
Bismarck, ND 58506-5513

In-person:

Secretary of State
State of North Dakota
Business Services Division
600 E Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 108
Bismarck, ND 58506-5513

Fax number:
701-328-0106

For inquiries call:
701-328-4284
800-352-0867 (ext. 328-4284)

North Dakota Secretary of State Business Services Division website

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