How to Change Your Registered Agent in Kentucky
To change your registered agent in Kentucky, you must complete and file a Statement of Change of Registered Agent form with the Kentucky Secretary of State. The Kentucky Statement of Change of Registered Agent must be submitted by mail, in person, or online and costs $10 to file. When you hire Northwest to be your new registered agent, we will file your Kentucky Statement of Change of Registered Agent paperwork for you and pay the state filing fee.
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Steps to Changing Your Kentucky Registered Agent
If you would like to change your registered agent in Kentucky, you will need to complete the following three general steps:
- Select a new Kentucky registered agent. If you hire Northwest for our registered agent service, you can just as well stop reading now. We’ll handle the state filing for you and pay your filing fee.
- Notify your former registered agent that you’re moving on.
- Complete and submit your Kentucky Statement of Change of Registered Agent to the Kentucky Secretary of State.
What are the options and different ways you can change your Kentucky registered agent?
1) Change of Agent Form
One way to change your Kentucky registered agent is to file a Statement of Change of Principal Office Address, Registered Agent and/or Registered Office Address. If you file by mail or in person, submit the original Change of Agent form and one exact copy with the filing fee. You can pay fees by cash, check, and debit or credit. Make checks for fees payable to “Kentucky State Treasurer.”
The second option for changing your Kentucky registered agent is to do it online. You can follow the link below or go to the Secretary of State website and visit the Business Services homepage. Under the “Business Filings” heading, choose “Update information regarding principal office, registered office and/or registered agent.” You can then use the FastTrack feature to enter your business name or organization number and change your registered agent information. If you change your agent online, you can pay using Electronic Funds Transfer.
Kentucky SOS does not allow you to change your registered agent service by filing an amendment to the articles or in your annual report.
To ensure your former agent’s service and obligations come to a full stop, check out our Kentucky registered agent resignation page.
Changing Your Kentucky Registered Agent FAQs
How much does it cost to change your registered agent in Kentucky?
Statement of Change of Registered Agent or Registered Office, or Both: $10
Change of principal address and Registered Agent or Registered Office: $20
The fees are the same for online filing.
Don’t want to pay the change of agent fee? Switch your registered agent to Northwest, and we’ll pay the change of agent fee to switch to us! Just sign up for registered agent service. You’ll see the pre-populated change of agent form in your online account. Fill it out with your company info, sign it, and email or mail it to us, and we’ll get it filed with the state. It’s that simple!
How long does it take the state to process and complete the change of registered agent in Kentucky?
Documents are processed by Kentucky SOS the same day they are received. It may take up to three business days to finish processing documents.
What form do you file to change your registered agent in Kentucky?
The form, Statement of Change of Principal Office Address, Registered Agent, and/or Registered Office Address, is available on the Kentucky SOS website and it is in your online account immediately, when you sign up for Kentucky registered agent service with Northwest. If the SOS forms do not meet your needs, you may not attach additional documentation, but you may draft a custom change of agent document.
How do I contact the Kentucky Secretary of State?
You file changes to registered agent information with the Kentucky Secretary of State: Division of Corporations.
Mail documents for filing:
Elaine N. Walker
Office of the Secretary of State
PO Box 718
Frankfort, KY 40602-0718
Personally deliver documents between 8 am and 4:30 pm:
Room 154, Capital Building
700 Capital Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601
Kentucky SOS forms:
Kentucky SOS Business Filing Forms Library
Kentucky SOS online entity search:
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We have a team of Kentucky experts that know the in-and-outs of all business filings and what the Kentucky Secretary of State requires. As your registered agent we don’t wait around on any legal correspondence we receive on your behalf, we immediately scan it to your secure online portfolio so you can view it anytime, anywhere. Switch to Northwest Registered Agent today and we will file your Statement of Change of Registered Agent form and pay your filing fee, all in less than a business day.
- Instant registered agent services annual price: $125.
- Instant Kentucky forms located directly in your online account to make a filing in Kentucky.
- State resources in your registered agent service account, with self-filing instructions to help you.
- We send multiple annual report reminders, and you can also track your due dates in your online account.
- We locally scan ‘service of process’ and all documents to you in real-time for no added cost.
- And, most importantly…We’re just not annoying™.