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How To Resign As A Registered Agent In Wisconsin

To resign as a registered agent in Wisconsin, you must send a Resignation of Registered Agent statement and $10 for processing to the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, Division of Corporate and Consumer Services by mail or in-person. Standard processing time for the resignation of a Wisconsin registered agent is five business days, but service can be expedited to next-day for $25.

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The Steps To Resign As A Wisconsin Registered Agent:

  1. To resign, the Wisconsin registered agent must deliver a Resignation of Registered Agent form and $10 for processing to the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, Division of Corporate and Consumer Services by mail or in-person.
  2. The Department of Financial Institutions will send notice of the agent’s resignation to the company the agent had been representing at its principal office address.

The Wisconsin registered agent’s resignation becomes effective thirty days after the statement is filed with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions 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 Wisconsin registered agent to appoint your new agent. Need a new agent? Check out our registered agent service.

Items To Include On The Wisconsin Resignation Of Registered Agent

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

  1. Name of entity
  2. Indicate the state or country under whose laws the company was formed/incorporated/organized
  3. Address of the registered office and notification that it is discontinued
  4. The entity’s principal office mailing address
  5. Date that the resignation was executed
  6. A statement that the agent resigns
  7. Name of registered agent
  8. Signature of registered agent
  9. Email or mailing address for the return of the filed copy
  10. Daytime phone number

Wisconsin Registered Agent Resignation FAQ

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

No. After the Wisconsin registered agent files their resignation with the Department of Financial Institutions, the Department will send notice of the agent’s resignation to the company’s principal office.

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

Yes. The fee to resign as a Wisconsin registered agent is $10. Payment can be made by personal check, cashier’s check or money order. Make checks payable to “Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions”.

Can A Wisconsin Registered Agent File Their Resignation Online?

No. The resignation of a Wisconsin registered agent is not currently available for online filing.

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

Standard processing time for the resignation of a Wisconsin registered agent at the Department of Financial Institutions is five business days. Service can be expedited for an additional $25. Expedited documents will be processed by the close of the next business day. Make sure to conspicuously mark the request “FOR EXPEDITED SERVICE”.

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

The Wisconsin registered agent’s resignation becomes effective thirty days after the statement is filed with the Department of Financial Institutions or when a new registered agent is appointed by the entity, whichever is earlier.

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

Corporations and LLCs are required by Wisconsin state law to maintain a registered agent during the life of the company. If a Wisconsin company is without a registered agent, they must appoint a new registered agent before filing their next annual report. If the annual report is not updated with the current registered agent information for one year after it should have been filed, the company can be administratively dissolved. To change registered agents, note the change on your company’s annual report or file a Form 13-Registered Agent and/or Registered Office Change with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions.

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

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

Submit the Wisconsin registered agent’s resignation and $10 by mail or in-person to:

Mail:

Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions
Division of Corporate and Consumer Services
Corporations Bureau
PO Box 7846
Madison, WI 53707-7846

In-person:

Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions
Division of Corporate and Consumer Services
4822 Madison Yards Way, North Tower
Madison, WI 53705

For inquiries call:
608-261-7577

Hearing impaired:
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Email: dficorporations@wisconsin.gov

Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions Corporations website

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