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How To Resign As A Registered Agent In Kentucky

To resign as a registered agent in Kentucky, you must submit a Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent by mail or in-person to the Kentucky Secretary of State. Then, mail one copy of the statement to the registered office of the company from which you are resigning as agent, if not discontinued, and another copy to its principal office.

The resignation may include a statement that the registered office is also discontinued. There is no fee to resign as a Kentucky registered agent, and the resignation will be processed in 1-3 business days. Same-day processing is the norm for most business filings through the Kentucky Secretary of State.

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The Steps To Resign As A Kentucky Registered Agent:

  1. To resign, the Kentucky registered agent must submit a Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent by mail or in-person to the Kentucky Secretary of State, Division of Business Filings.
  2. Then, the agent must mail one copy of their resignation to the registered office of the company they had been representing, if not discontinued, and another copy to the principal office.

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

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

Items To Include On The Kentucky Resignation Of Registered Agent

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

  1. Name of registered agent
  2. Indicate that you resign as registered agent
  3. Option to discontinue the registered office address
  4. Name of business entity
  5. Indicate the type of business
  6. State or country in which the business entity was organized/formed/incorporated
  7. Mailing address of registered agent
  8. Date
  9. Name and signature of registered agent

Kentucky Registered Agent Resignation FAQ

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

No. The Kentucky registered agent must first deliver their statement of resignation to the Kentucky Secretary of State. Then, the agent needs to mail one copy of the statement to the registered office of the company they had been representing, if not discontinued, and another copy to the principal office.

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

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

Can The Kentucky Registered Agent File Their Resignation Online?

No. While many business filings can be processed online, the resignation of a Kentucky registered agent cannot currently be filed online.

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

The resignation of a Kentucky registered agent will usually be processed by the Secretary of State the same day it is received, but filing could take up to three days.

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

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

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

Corporations and LLCs are required by Kentucky state law to maintain a registered agent during the life of the company. If a Kentucky company is without a registered agent for sixty days or more, the company can be administratively dissolved. To change a company’s registered agent, file a Statement of Change of Registered Agent and/or Registered Office Address with the Kentucky Secretary of State and include $10 for processing.

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

Submit the Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent by mail or in-person to:

Kentucky Secretary of State
Division of Business Filings
PO Box 718
Frankfort, KY 40602

For inquires call:
502-564-3490

Kentucky Secretary of State Business Services website

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