How to Change Your Registered Agent in Missouri
To change your registered agent in Missouri, you must complete and file a Statement of Change of Registered Agent form with the Secretary of State. The Missouri Statement of Change must be submitted by mail, by fax, in person, or online and costs $25 to file online and $10 to file by paper. When you hire Northwest to be your new registered agent, we will file your Missouri Statement of Change of Registered Agent paperwork for you and pay the state filing fee.
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Steps to Changing Your Missouri Registered Agent
If you would like to change your registered agent in Missouri, you will need to complete the following three general steps:
- Select a new Missouri 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 Missouri Statement of Change of Registered Agent to the Missouri Secretary of State.
What are the options and different ways you can change your Missouri registered agent?
You may now change your Missouri registered agent online via the Missouri Secretary of State’s website. Just use the online filing option to amend your articles. You will need a credit card to pay the filing fee.
Another option is to provide the completed Statement of Change of Registered Agent and/or Registered Office (Corp. 59) form, to the Secretary of State by mail, by fax or in person. The Registered Agent needs to sign the Statement of Change of Registered Agent form – or they may attach a separate, originally executed written consent to the form in lieu of the signature. You can file by mail or fax.
There is no option to change your Missouri registered agent at the same time if you file your annual report online. You would want to file both the report and an amendment online. Or you can always make the change by filing the paper annual report form.
You can send in your annual report by mail, or you can fax it into the state after your registered agent crosses out the old agent information and signs the new form. The downside to changing your Missouri registered agent when filing your annual report by mail or fax is this: the net cost is higher by $15.
To ensure your former agent’s service and obligations come to a full stop, check out our Missouri registered agent resignation page.
Changing Your Missouri Registered Agent FAQs
Can I change my Missouri registered agent online?
Can I change my Missouri registered agent with my annual report?
Yes, if filing by paper. Must be filed separately if you’re filing online.
Form required: “Corp. 59” – Statement of Change of Registered Agent and/or Registered Office
Are original signatures needed?
Not necessarily, our pre-populated form works and is immediately available in your online account when you choose us as your Missouri registered agent service.
How much does it cost to change your registered agent in Missouri?
Changing your Missouri registered agent online costs $25.
If you file the paper form, there is a $10 fee required to change your registered agent in Missouri. Switch your registered agent to Northwest, and you’ll see the pre-populated change of agent form in your online account immediately. 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 for you. It’s that simple!
Don’t want to pay the change of agent fee? Switch your Missouri registered agent to Northwest, and we’ll pay the change of agent fee to make the switch! Just sign up for our Missouri registered agent service. You’ll see the pre-populated change of agent form in your online account right away. Fill in the blanks with your company info, sign it, and email or mail it to us, and we’ll get it filed with the state. It really is that simple!
How long does it take the state to process and complete the change of registered agent in Missouri?
Online filings are completed in one day. Paper filing options take a little longer.
|PROCESSING METHOD||ESTIMATED TIME TO PROCESS|
|Normal Processing:||30 working days, plus 5 additional days for return mailing.|
|Fax Processing:||4-7 working days, plus additional time for return mailing. (In our experience, faxing to a regional office results in quicker processing times.)|
|In-Person Processing:||1-2 working days sometimes same day, plus additional time for return mailing.|
|Expedite Processing:||Not available, for fastest processing without a personal trip – fax your paperwork to one of the regional offices – see below.|
Once processed, you will receive a confirmation copy of the change by mail. You will also be able to print a copy directly from their website.
Note: The Missouri Secretary of State recently upgraded their online filing system. This upgrade has created significant delays, and the online processing time for a change of registered agent in Missouri is now around ten weeks.
How do I contact the Missouri Secretary of State?
James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center
PO Box 778
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0778
600 W Main St.
Missouri State Information Center, Room 322
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (537) 751-4153
Toll Free 1-866-223-6535
U.S. Customs House & Old Post Office Building
815 Olive Street, Suite 210
St Louis, MO 63101
Fax: (314) 340-7500
State Office Bldg Ste 513
615 E 13th St
Kansas City, MO 64106
State Office Bldg Ste 624
149 Park Central Sq
Springfield, MO 65806
What form do you file to change your registered agent in Missouri?
Statement of Change of Registered Agent and/or Registered Office
The Missouri form, “Corp. 59” – also titled – “Statement of Change of Registered Agent and/or Registered Office” is in your online account immediately and prepopulated with our info, as soon as you sign up for Missouri registered agent service with Northwest.
Expect More From a Registered Agent
We have a team of Missouri experts that know the in-and-outs of all business filings and what the Missouri 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 Missouri forms located directly in your online account to make a filing in Missouri.
- 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™.