How to Change Your Registered Agent in Vermont
To change your registered agent in Vermont, you must complete and file a Statement of Change of Registered Agent form with the Vermont Secretary of State, Corporations Division. The Vermont Statement of Change of Registered Agent must be submitted by mail or in person and costs $25 to file. When you hire Northwest to be your new registered agent, we will file your Vermont Statement of Change of Registered Agent paperwork for you and pay the state filing fee.
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Steps to Changing Your Vermont Registered Agent
If you would like to change your registered agent in Vermont, you will need to complete the following three general steps:
- Select a new Vermont 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 Vermont Statement of Change of Registered Agent to the Vermont Secretary of State, Corporations Division.
What are the options and different ways you can change your Vermont registered agent?
The Vermont Secretary of State sometimes calls the Vermont registered agent a “process agent” especially in reference to LLCs. It means the same thing. Both terms refer an agent who accepts service of process for the corporation, LLC, or other business entity.
To change your registered agent or process agent in Vermont, you need to submit a completed Statement of Change of Registered Agent/Office form to the Vermont Secretary of State, Corporations Division (SOS). File the statement of change, in duplicate, by mail or in person. Vermont does require original signatures, so you cannot file by fax or online. The Vermont statement of change forms are available on the SOS website but they are not mandatory. You can draft your own statement of change as long as all the required information is included. Send your statement of change with a self addressed envelope so the Vermont SOS can return a filing acknowledgement.
The Vermont SOS doesn’t take credit cards or cash, so include a check payable to Vermont Secretary of State for the filing fee.
To ensure your former agent’s service and obligations come to a full stop, check out our Vermont registered agent resignation page.
Changing Your Vermont Registered Agent FAQs
How much does it cost to change your registered agent in Vermont?
There is a $25 filing fee to submit the Statement of Change of Registered Office/Agent.
If your corporation is a nonprofit the filing fee is $5.
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 Vermont?
Mailed or walked-in documents are processed by the Vermont SOS in 3-5 business days.
The Vermont SOS is busiest between January and April. Document processing may take longer during those months.
Can I be my own registered agent?
Yes, it is possible to be your own registered agent in Vermont. Note, however, that you’ll need to be available to accept documents during regular business hours, and your name and address will become part of the permanent public record of your business.
How do I contact the Vermont Secretary of State?
Office of the Secretary of State
128 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-1104
Phone: (802) 828-2386
What form do you file to change your registered agent in Vermont?
Vermont has one change of agent form for all types of business entities. The form has to be signed by the registered agent as well as the business entity. Sign up for Vermont registered agent service with Northwest and we will send you a signed Statement of Change of Registered Office or Registered Agent form. Then you just have to complete it and send it to the Vermont Secretary of State.
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We have a team of Vermont experts that know the in-and-outs of all business filings and what the Vermont 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 Vermont forms located directly in your online account to make a filing in Vermont.
- 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™.