How To Resign As A Statutory Agent In Ohio
To resign as a registered agent in Ohio, you must submit a Statutory Agent Update Form to both the Ohio Secretary of State, Business Services Division and the company from which you resign as agent. The resignation must be delivered to the company on or before the date that it is filed with the Secretary of State.
The fee to resign as an Ohio registered agent is $25. Standard processing time for the resignation of an Ohio registered agent is 3-7 business days, but service can be expedited for additional fees.
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The Steps To Resign As An Ohio Statutory Agent:
- To resign, the Ohio registered agent must send a copy of the Statutory Agent Update Form to the company they had been representing.
- Then, the agent must submit the Statutory Agent Update Form with $25 for processing to the Ohio Secretary of State online or by mail.
For a domestic company, the Ohio registered agent’s resignation becomes effective thirty days after filing with the Ohio Secretary of State, Business Services Division. For a foreign company, the registered agent’s resignation becomes effective sixty days after filing.
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Items To Include On The Ohio Resignation Of Statutory Agent
The following must be on the Ohio statutory agent’s update form:
- Name of individual/company submitting the filing
- Option to indicate “To the Attention of”
- Return address for stamped filing
- Contact phone number
- Contact email
- Option to opt-in to receiving email updates on business filings from the Secretary of State
- Option to opt-in to the Secretary of State Filing Notification System for the business entity
- Indicate speed of service requested: regular, expedite 1, expedite 2, expedite 3
- Check box (3) to resign as a registered agent and indicate which entity type you represent
- Name of entity
- Charter, license or registration number of entity
- Name of current agent
- A statement that you resign as registered agent
- Last known address of the entity’s principal office where a copy of this resignation was sent
- Name and signature of registered agent
Ohio Statutory Agent Resignation FAQ
Must The Registered Agent Notify The Company Before Filing Resignation With Ohio?
Yes. The Ohio registered agent must send a copy of the Statutory Agent Update Form that indicates the agent’s resignation to the company at their last known principal office on or before the date that the resignation is filed with the Ohio Secretary of State.
Is There A Fee To Resign As A Registered Agent In Ohio?
Yes. There is a $25 fee to resign as a statutory agent in Ohio. The Ohio Secretary of State accepts cash (in-person only), checks, money orders and credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express). Make checks payable to “Ohio Secretary of State”.
Can An Ohio Registered Agent File Their Resignation Online?
Yes. The Ohio statutory agent can submit their resignation online through the Ohio Secretary of State website. The agent must first create a profile and then log in to submit the filing.
How Long Does It Take The State To Process An Ohio Resignation Of Registered Agent?
Regular turnaround time for the resignation of an Ohio registered agent is 3-7 business days. Service can be expedited for an additional fee:
Two-day processing: $100
One-day processing: $200 (walk in only)
4 hour processing: $300 (walk in only)
Walk-in filings are currently unavailable due to COVID-19.
When Does A Registered Agent’s Resignation Become Effective In Ohio?
For a domestic company, the Ohio registered agent’s resignation becomes effective thirty days after the resignation is filed with the Secretary of State. For a foreign company, the registered agent’s resignation becomes effective sixty days after filing.
What If The Ohio Registered Agent Resigns While The Company Is Still Active?
Corporations and LLCs are required by Ohio state law to maintain a statutory agent during the life of the company. If an Ohio company is without a registered agent, the Secretary of State will notify the company, and the company will have thirty days from the date the notification was sent to appoint a new registered agent or the company’s articles of incorporation/organization can be canceled. The same form that the statutory agent uses to resign can be used to appoint a new agent.
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Which Ohio Agency Does The Registered Agent Send Their Resignation To?
Submit the Statutory Agent Update Form and $25 online or by mail to:
Mail – regular processing:
Business Services Division
PO BOX 788
Columbus, OH 43216
Expedited – two business days processing time:
PO Box 1390
Columbus, OH 43216
In-person filings – currently unavailable:
22 North Fourth Street
Columbus, OH 43215
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