How to Change Your Registered Agent in Wisconsin
To change your registered agent in Wisconsin, you must complete and file a Change of Registered Agent form with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, Division of Corporate and Consumer Services, Corporate Section. The Wisconsin Change of Registered Agent must be submitted by mail, in person, or online and has no filing fee; however, it costs $10 to change your Wisconsin registered OFFICE. When you hire Northwest to be your new registered agent, we will file your Wisconsin Change of Registered Agent paperwork for you.
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Steps to Changing Your Wisconsin Registered Agent
If you would like to change your registered agent in Wisconsin, you will need to complete the following three general steps:
- Select a new Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin Change of Registered Agent to the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, Division of Corporate and Consumer Services, Corporate Section.
What are the options and different ways you can change your Wisconsin registered agent?
A business can change its Wisconsin registered agent on its annual report or by filing a form with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions: Division of Corporate and Consumer Services (DFI). You can also change your Wisconsin registered agent online at the DFI website. If you file online, you must pay by credit card. Otherwise, make checks payable to the “Department of Financial Institutions” DFI accepts documents delivered in person or by mail or commercial delivery.
To ensure your former agent’s service and obligations come to a full stop, check out our Wisconsin registered agent resignation page.
Changing Your Wisconsin Registered Agent FAQs
How much does it cost to change your registered agent in Wisconsin?
There is no fee to change your corporation or LLCs Wisconsin registered AGENT
There is a $10 fee to change your corporation or LLCs Wisconsin registered OFFICE.
If you file the change of agent online, the fees are the same.
You can expedite filing for an additional $25 fee.
Don’t want to pay the change of agent fee? Switch your registered agent service 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 Wisconsin?
DFI processes documents within about five business days.
Expedited documents are processed by the close of business the day after filing. Make sure you mark documents “for expedited processing.”
If you file online, there is also a next day expedited processing option.
What form do you file to change your registered agent in Wisconsin?
Wisconsin DFI Form 13, Change of Registered Agent and/or Registered Office is available on the DFI website or in your online account immediately, when you sign up for Wisconsin registered agent service with Northwest. Submit the original and one exact copy to the DFI.
What state agency do I file the change of agent with?
Department of Financial Institutions
Division of Corporate and Consumer Services
PO Box 7846
Madison WI 53707
Express Mail Address:
345 W. Washington Avenue 3rd Floor
Madison WI 53703
DFI online change of agent:
Expect More From a Registered Agent
We have a team of Wisconsin experts that know the in-and-outs of all business filings and what the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, Division of Corporate and Consumer Services, Corporate Section 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 Change of Registered Agent form and pay your filing fee, all in less than a business day.
- Instant Wisconsin registered agent services annual price: $125.
- Instant Wisconsin forms located directly in your online account to make a filing in Wisconsin.
- State resources in your Wisconsin 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™.