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How To Resign As A Registered Agent In Oregon

To resign as a registered agent in Oregon, you must deliver written notice of your resignation to the Oregon Secretary of State by mail, fax or in-person and send a copy of the resignation to the company that you had been representing at its mailing address or principal office.

The statement may indicate that the registered office is also discontinued. There is no fee and no official form to resign as an Oregon registered agent. Standard turnaround for a registered agent’s resignation 5-7 business days, but most filings take only two days.

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The Steps To Resign As An Oregon Registered Agent:

  1. To resign, the Oregon registered agent must send written notice of their resignation to the company they had been representing at the company’s mailing address or principal office.
  2. Then, mail, fax or hand-deliver the registered agent’s statement of resignation to the Oregon Secretary of State, Corporation Division.

The Oregon registered agent’s resignation becomes effective as of the 31st day after the date on which the statement of resignation is filed with the Secretary of State or when a successor agent is appointed by the company, whichever is sooner.

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

Items To Include On The Oregon Resignation Of Registered Agent

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

  1. Name of business entity
  2. Name and address of resigning registered agent
  3. A statement that the registered agent resigns
  4. Optionally indicate that the registered office is also discontinued
  5. Date
  6. Name and signature of registered agent

Oregon Registered Agent Resignation FAQ

Must The Registered Agent Notify The Company Before Filing Their Resignation With Oregon?

No. The Oregon registered agent can deliver written notice to the company from which they are resigning at the same time that they send their notice to the Oregon Secretary of State.

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

No. There is no fee for the resignation of an Oregon registered agent.

Can An Oregon Registered Agent File Their Resignation Online?

No. Although many business filings can be completed online, there is currently no way to submit the resignation of an Oregon registered agent online.

How Long Does It Take The State To Process An Oregon Registered Agent’s Resignation?

Check the Business page of the Oregon Secretary of State for current filing times. Allow 5-7 business days for faxed or mailed filings, but they are often processed in just a couple days.

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

The Oregon registered agent’s resignation becomes effective as of the 31st day after the date on which the statement of resignation is filed with the Oregon Secretary of State or when a successor agent is appointed by the entity, whichever is sooner.

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

Corporations and LLCs are required by Oregon state law to maintain a registered agent during the life of the company. If an Oregon company is without a registered agent, the Secretary of State will notify the company in writing that they must have a registered agent. If the company does not appoint a new registered agent within 45 days of receiving the notice, the company can be administratively dissolved. Oregon corporations and LLCs can change their registered agent when filing their annual report, or, if the annual report has already been submitted for the current year, by submitting an Information Change form to the Secretary of State. There is no fee to change registered agents in Oregon.

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

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

Submit the Oregon resignation of registered agent by mail, fax or in-person to:

Oregon Secretary of State
Corporation Division
Public Service Building
255 Capitol St. NE, Suite 151
Salem, OR 97310-1327

Fax number:
503-378-4381

For inquiries call:
503-986-2200

Email: corporationdivision.sos@oregon.gov

Oregon Secretary of State website

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