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How To Resign As A Registered Agent In Virginia

To resign as a registered agent in Virginia, you must submit a Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent online, by mail or in-person to the Virginia State Corporation Commission. Then, on or before the business day following the day that the statement is filed with the Commission, send a copy of the statement by certified mail to the principal office of the company from which you are resigning. There is no fee to resign as a Virginia registered agent. If submitting the resignation online, the filing will be processed in real time. If delivering the resignation by mail or in-person, standard processing time is 1-3 weeks.

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The Steps To Resign As A Virginia Registered Agent:

  1. To resign, the Virginia registered agent must file a Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent online, by mail or in-person with the Virginia State Corporation Commission.
  2. Then, on or before the business day following the day that the statement is filed with the Commission, the Virginia registered agent must send a copy of their resignation by certified mail to the principal office of the company they had been representing.

The Virginia registered agent’s resignation becomes effective on the 31st day after the statement is filed with the Virginia State Corporation Commission.

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

Items To Include On The Virginia Resignation Of Registered Agent

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

  1. Name of registered agent
  2. Name of company
  3. State Corporation Commission ID
  4. A statement that the registered agent resigns
  5. Option to indicate that the registered office is also discontinued
  6. A statement that a copy of the resignation has been sent by certified mail to the principal office of the company on or before the business day following the day on which the statement was filed with the State Corporation Commission
  7. Date
  8. Name of individual or company resigning as registered agent
  9. Signature of registered agent

Virginia Registered Agent Resignation FAQ

Does The Registered Agent Need To Notify The Company Before Filing Resignation With Virginia?

No. The Virginia registered agent must send a copy of their statement of resignation to the company from which they are resigning by certified mail on or before the business day following the day that the statement is filed with the State Corporation Commission.

Is There A Fee To Resign As A Virginia Registered Agent?

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

Can A Virginia Registered Agent File Their Resignation Online?

Yes. The Virginia registered agent’s resignation can be submitted online through the Virginia State Corporation Commission website.

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

If the Virginia registered agent submits their resignation online, the filing will be processed in real time. Standard processing time for a business filing delivered by mail or in-person to the Virginia Corporation Commission is 1-3 weeks. Expedited service is not available.

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

The Virginia registered agent’s resignation becomes effective on the 31st day after the statement is filed with the Virginia Corporation Commission.

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

Corporations and LLCs are required by Virginia state law to maintain a registered agent during the life of the company. If a Virginia company is without a registered agent for thirty days, the company’s existence or its certificate of registration to transact business in Virginia will be automatically canceled. To change registered agents, the Virginia company must file a Statement of Change of Registered Office and/or Registered Agent.

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

Submit the Virginia registered agent’s statement of resignation online, by mail or in-person to:

Virginia State Corporation Commission eFile Website

Mail:

State Corporation Commission
Office of the Clerk
PO Box 1197
Richmond, VA 23218

In-person:

State Corporation Commission
Office of the Clerk
Tyler Building, First Floor
1300 E. Main St
Richmond, VA 23219

For inquiries call:
804-371-9733
866-722-2551

Email: sccefile@scc.virginia.gov

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