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How To Resign As A Resident Agent In Puerto Rico

To resign as a registered agent in Puerto Rico, you must send written notice of your resignation via certified or registered mail to the company/companies that you had been representing at its/their designated office, if known, or, if not known, at the last known address of the person who appointed you as agent. Then, no more than thirty days later, submit the Certificate of Resignation of Resident Agent online to the Puerto Rico Department of State, Registry of Corporations and Entities. Use the appropriate form depending on whether a successor agent is being appointed at the same time or not. The fee to resign as a Puerto Rico registered agent depends on entity type: $80 LLCs; $60 for-profit corporations; $4 non-profit corporations. The Certificate of Resignation of Resident Agent must be submitted online, and the processing fee must be paid via credit card. If you do not have access to a computer or the internet, there are computers available for this purpose at the Registry of Corporations and Entities.

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The Steps To Resign As A Puerto Rico Registered Agent:

  1. To resign, the Puerto Rico registered agent must send written notice of their resignation via certified or registered mail to the company/companies from which the agent resigns at its/their designated office, if known, or, if not known, at the last known address of the person who appointed the agent.
  2. No more than thirty days later, the agent must submit the Certificate of Resignation of Resident Agent online to the Puerto Rico Department of State, Registry of Corporations and Entities. Use the appropriate form depending on whether a successor agent is being appointed at the same time or not. Make sure to include payment for the filing fee: $80 LLCs; $60 for-profit corporations; $4 non-profit corporations.

The Puerto Rico registered agent’s resignation becomes effective thirty days after the certificate is filed with the Puerto Rico Department of State, Registry of Corporations and Entities or when a new registered agent is appointed, whichever is earlier.

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

Items To Include On The Puerto Rico Resignation Of Resident Agent

The following must be on the Puerto Rico registered agent’s statement of resignation depending on whether a successor agent is appointed or not:

Certificate of Resignation of Resident Agent with Designation of Successor:

    1. Registration number
    2. Name of resigning registered agent
    3. Name(s) of company/companies from which the agent resigns
    4. A statement that the agent resigns
    5. Name of successor agent
    6. Physical address of the successor registered agent
    7. Mailing address of the successor registered agent
    8. Name of resigning registered agent
    9. Date
    10. Signature of resigning registered agent
    11. Email

Certificate of Resignation of Resident Agent without Designation of Successor:

    1. Registration number
    2. Name of resigning registered agent
    3. Name(s) of company/companies from which the agent resigns
    4. A statement that the agent resigns
    5. Indicate which of the two scenarios occurred regarding notification of the resignation to the company/companies:
      1. Written notice of the agent’s resignation was sent to the company/companies from which the agent resigns by certified or registered mail at its/their designated office, if known, or, if not known, the last known address of the person who appointed the registered agent
      2. At least two separate notices of the agent’s resignation have been sent by first class mail to the company/companies from which the agent resigns at its/their designated office, if known, or, if not known, the last known address of the person who appointed the registered agent, and both notices have been returned as unable to deliver or unclaimed
    6. Name of resigning registered agent
    7. Date
    8. Signature of resigning registered agent
    9. Email

Puerto Rico Registered Agent Resignation FAQ

Must The Registered Agent Notify The Company Before Filing Resignation With Puerto Rico?

Yes. Thirty days before submitting the Certificate of Resignation of Resident Agent to the Department of State, the Puerto Rico registered agent must send written notice of their resignation via certified or registered mail to the company/companies from which they are resigning at its/their designated office, if known, or, if not known, at the last known address of the person who appointed the agent.

Is There A Fee To Resign As A Registered Agent In Puerto Rico?

Yes. The fee to resign as a Puerto Rico registered agent is $80 if resigning from an LLC, $60 if resigning from a for-profit corporation and $4 if resigning from a non-profit corporation. Credit cards are accepted online (VISA, MasterCard, American Express).

Can A Puerto Rico Registered Agent File Their Resignation Online?

Yes. In fact, the resignation of a Puerto Rico registered agent must be filed online through the Puerto Rico Department of State Online Registry of Corporations and Entities.

How Long Does It Take The State To Process A Puerto Rico Resignation Of Registered Agent?

The Puerto Rico registered agent’s resignation will be processed immediately upon submission through the online portal.

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

The Puerto Rico registered agent’s resignation becomes effective thirty days after the certificate is filed with the Puerto Rico Department of State or when a new registered agent is appointed, whichever is earlier.

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

Corporations and LLCs are required by Puerto Rico law to maintain a registered agent during the life of the company. If a Puerto Rico company is without a registered agent for thirty days, the Department of State will proceed to rescind the authority of the company to do business in Puerto Rico and cancel the Certificate of Incorporation. To change registered agents, submit a Certificate of Change of Resident Agent with the appropriate processing fee ($80 LLC; $60 for-profit; $4 non-profit) online to the Puerto Rico Department of State.

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

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Which Puerto Rico Agency Does The Registered Agent Send Their Resignation To?

Submit the registered agent’s statement of resignation and payment for the filing fee online via the Puerto Rico Department of State Online Registry of Corporations and Entities

Physical Address:

Puerto Rico Department of State
Registry of Corporations and Entities
Calle San José, Plaza de Armas
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901

For inquiries call:
787-722-2121, ext. 4402

Email: support@estado.pr.gov

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