How to Change Your Registered Agent in New York
To change your registered agent in New York, you must complete and file a Certificate of Change form with the New York Department of State. The New York Certificate of Change must be submitted by mail, fax, or in person and costs $30 to file. When you hire Northwest to be your new registered agent, we will file your New York Certificate of Change paperwork for you and pay the state filing fee.
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Steps to Changing Your New York Registered Agent
If you would like to change your registered agent in New York, you will need to complete the following three general steps:
- Select a new New York 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 New York Certificate of Change to the New York Department of State.
What are the options and different ways you can change your New York registered agent?
To change your New York registered agent you will need to provide the completed Certificate of Change form for your entity type, to the New York Department of State by mail, fax, or in person. The person signing the form must have authority to confirm that the change was approved, but it does not need to be an original signature. See the link below for all New York Department of State corporate forms.
The address for service of process may only be amended by filing a Certificate of Change or Certificate of Amendment. The amendment is twice as expensive.
The New York Department of State accepts cash, check, money order, MasterCard, Visa and American Express. Don’t send cash if you submit the certificate by mail. Checks should be payable to “Department of State.” If you pay by credit or debit card, include a Credit Card/Debit Card Authorization Form. Faxed documents must include credit or debit card authorization.
If you request expedited service, you must include separate payment. Include an additional check or money order. If you pay by credit card, indicate the level of service requested in the space provided on the Credit Card/Debit Card Authorization Form.
To ensure your former agent’s service and obligations come to a full stop, check out our New York registered agent resignation page.
Changing Your New York Registered Agent FAQs
How much does it cost to change your registered agent in New York?
There is a $30 fee to change your registered agent in New York.
An additional $25 fee is required for expedited processing. (Note: To obtain expedited processing you submit a separate, non-refundable fee and note on the envelope “Expedited Processing”)
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 New York?
Currently, New York filing times are delayed.
All standard paper filings submitted by mail, fax, or in person will be processed in 120 days (4 months).
Expedited paper filings are 1 week behind, and will take 7 days to process.
Copies of filed documents must be requested in writing from the Division of Corporations for a plain copy fee of $5 and a certified copy for $10.
How do I contact the New York Department of State?
New York State Department of State
Division of Corporations
State Records and Uniform Commercial Code
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12231
Phone: (518) 473-2492
Fax Filing: (518) 474-1418
The New York Department of State, Division of Corporations filing counter is open from 9:00-4:30 on weekdays.
What form do you file to change your registered agent in New York?
The New York Certificate of Change form is in your online account immediately, if you sign up for New York registered agent service with Northwest.
NY Corporations Division Online Filings link:
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We have a team of New York experts that know the in-and-outs of all business filings and what the New York Department of State, Division of Corporations 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 Certificate of Change form and pay your filing fee, all in less than a business day.
- Instant registered agent services annual price: $125.
- Instant New York forms located directly in your online account to make a filing in New York.
- 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™.