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How To Resign As A Registered Agent In Texas

To resign as a registered agent in Texas, you must send written notice of your resignation to the company you had been representing. Then, within ten days, submit two copies of a Resignation of Registered Agent to the Texas Secretary of State, Corporations Division by mail, fax or in-person. There is no fee to resign as a Texas registered agent. Standard processing time for the resignation of a Texas registered agent is 5-7 business days, but service may be expedited to next-day processing for an additional $25 per document.

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The Steps To Resign As A Texas Registered Agent:

  1. To resign, the Texas registered agent must deliver written notice of their resignation to the company they had been representing.
  2. No more than ten days later, submit two copies of a Resignation of Registered Agent to the Texas Secretary of State, Corporations Division by mail, fax or in-person.
  3. The Texas Secretary of State will then notify the company that the registered agent’s resignation has been filed.

The Texas registered agent’s resignation becomes effective on the 31st day after the statement is filed with the Texas Secretary of State, Corporations Division.

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

Items To Include On The Texas Resignation Of Registered Agent

The following items must be on the Texas registered agent’s statement:

  1. Name of entity
  2. Entity file number
  3. The entity’s address to which the registered agent’s notice of resignation has been sent
  4. Date on which written notice of the agent’s resignation was given to the entity
  5. A statement that the registered agent resigns
  6. Date
  7. Name and signature of registered agent

Texas Registered Agent Resignation FAQ

Must The Registered Agent Notify The Company Before Filing Resignation With Texas?

Yes. The Texas registered agent must first send written notice to the company they had been representing at the address of the entity last known by the agent and then certify that they have done so on their statement of resignation no more than ten days later.

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

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

Can The Texas Registered Agent File Their Resignation Online?

No. While many business filings can be submitted online through SOSDirect, the resignation of a Texas registered agent cannot currently be filed online.

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

Standard processing time for the resignation of a Texas registered agent is 5-7 business days. Service may be expedited to next-day processing for an additional $25 per document. Payment may be made by check, money order, credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express), LegalEaseSM debit card, pre-funded client account or cash (in-person only). Credit card payments are subject to an additional convenience fee of 2.7% of the amount charged. Make checks payable to “Texas Secretary of State”.

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

The Texas registered agent’s resignation becomes effective on the 31st day after the statement is filed with the Secretary of State.

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

Corporations and LLCs are required by Texas state law to maintain a registered agent during the life of the company. If a Texas company is without a registered agent, the Secretary of State will notify the company. If the company does not appoint a new registered agent within ninety days of the notice, the company can be involuntarily dissolved. To change a company’s registered agent, file a Statement of Change of Registered Agent and/or Office with the Texas Secretary of State and include the filing fee ($15 for-profit, $5 non-profit).

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

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

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

Mail:

Texas Secretary of State
Corporations Section
PO Box 13697
Austin, TX 78711-3697

In-person:

Texas Secretary of State
Corporations Section
James Earl Rudder Office Building
1019 Brazos St.
Austin, TX 78701

Fax number:
512-463-5709

Note: Make sure to include a cover letter containing a daytime phone number and indicate whether routine or expedited service is requested with a mailed or faxed filing.

For inquiries call:
512-463-5555

Texas Secretary of State Corporations Division website

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