How To Resign As A Resident Agent In Kansas
To resign as a registered agent in Kansas, you must send written notice of your resignation to the company you had been representing at their principal address or the last address known to you. No less than thirty days after notifying the company, a Certificate of Resignation of Resident Agent without Appointing a Successor must be submitted to the Kansas Secretary of State, Business Filing Center by mail, fax or in-person with payment for the appropriate processing fee.
The fee to resign as a Kansas registered agent is $35 for for-profit corporations, $20 for non-profit corporations and $150 if resigning from multiple companies. Standard processing time for the resignation of a registered agent at the Kansas Secretary of State is 2-3 business days.
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The Steps To Resign As A Kansas Registered Agent:
- To resign, the Kansas registered agent must send written notice of their resignation to the company they had been representing at its principal address or last known address.
- At least thirty days later, submit a Certificate of Resignation of Resident Agent without Appointing a Successor to the Kansas Secretary of State, Business Filing Center by mail, fax or in-person with the appropriate processing fee: $35 for-profit corporations, $20 non-profit corporations, $150 to resign from multiple entities.
The Kansas registered agent’s resignation becomes effective thirty days after filing the statement with the Kansas Secretary of State.
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Items To Include On The Kansas Resignation Of Resident Agent
The following items must be on the Kansas registered agent’s statement of resignation:
- Return address for the file-stamped original resignation document to be sent back to you
- Kansas Secretary of State business entity ID number (not FEIN)
- Entity name
- Registered agent’s name
- Date notice of resignation was delivered to the company (at least 30 days before file date)
- Effective date of resignation (at least 30 days after notice was sent to the company)
- A statement that the agent resigns
- Signature and name of registered agent
Kansas Registered Agent Resignation FAQ
Must The Registered Agent Notify The Company Before Filing Resignation With Kansas?
Yes. The Kansas registered agent must send written notice of their resignation to the company they had been representing at the company’s principal address or the address last known to the agent at least thirty days before submitting their resignation to the Secretary of State and certify that they have done so on their statement of resignation.
Is There A Fee To Resign As A Registered Agent In Kansas?
Yes. The fees to resign as a Kansas registered agent are:
For-profit company: $35
Non-profit company: $20
Multiple entities: $150
Payment may be submitted in the form of check, money order or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express). Make checks payable to “Kansas Secretary of State”. Filings submitted by fax will require an additional $20 processing fee and contact information must be included with the faxed document.
Can The Kansas Registered Agent File Their Resignation Online?
No. While the Kansas Secretary of State offers many business filings to be completed online, the resignation of a registered agent is not currently available for online processing.
How Long Does It Take The State To Process A Registered Agent Resignation In Kansas?
Standard processing time for the resignation of a Kansas resident agent is 2-3 business days.
When Does A Registered Agent’s Resignation Become Effective In Kansas?
The Kansas registered agent’s resignation becomes effective thirty days after filing the statement with the Secretary of State.
What If The Kansas Registered Agent Resigns While The Company Is Still Active?
Corporations and LLCs are required by Kansas state law to maintain a registered agent during the life of the company. If a Kansas company is without a registered agent for sixty days after the agent resigns, the company’s Articles of Incorporation/Organization will be deemed to be canceled. If a company is without a registered agent because the registered agent has died or moved from the registered office, the company will only have thirty days to appoint a new Kansas registered agent before the Articles of Incorporation/Organization are canceled. To change registered agents, the company must submit a Change of Registered Office or Agent by a Corporation form to the Kansas Secretary of State and include $35 for processing.
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Which Kansas Agency Does The Registered Agent Send Their Resignation To?
Submit the Certificate of Resignation of Resident Agent with payment for processing by mail, fax or in-person to:
Kansas Secretary of State
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 S.W. 10th Ave
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
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