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How To Resign As A Registered Agent In Michigan

To resign as a registered agent in Michigan, submit a Resignation of Resident Agent form to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). You can file the resignation online, by mail, fax, email or in-person. There is a $5 fee for a registered agent to resign from an LLC and no fee to resign from a corporation or LP.

Before filing with the state, you must provide written notice of your resignation to the company that you had been representing. The Michigan registered agent’s resignation should be sent to specific people within the company depending on entity type.

Corporations:
Send the agent’s resignation to the president or vice president.

Limited partnerships:
Send the agent’s resignation to a general partner.

LLCs:
Send the agent’s resignation to a member or manager.

Note: For corporations only, the registered office is also discontinued upon filing of the Michigan registered agent’s resignation.

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The Steps To Resign As A Michigan Registered Agent:

  1. To resign, the Michigan registered agent must give written notice to the company they had been representing.
  2. Submit a Resignation of Resident Agent form to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) by mail, fax, email, in-person or online. Include $5 for processing if the company is an LLC; otherwise, there is no fee to resign.

The Michigan registered agent’s resignation is effective thirty days after filing with LARA or when a successor agent is appointed by the entity, whichever is earlier. A later effective date can be indicated on the registered agent’s statement of resignation as long as it is no more than ninety days after the filing date.

If the entity is not dissolving you’ll also need to change your Michigan registered agent to appoint your new agent. Need a new agent? Check out our registered agent service.

Items To Include On The Michigan Resignation Of Resident Agent

The following items must be on the Michigan registered agent’s statement of resignation:

  1. Option to indicate a later effective date of resignation (no more than 90 days after filing)
  2. Name and address for return of the filing
  3. ID number
  4. Name of resident agent
  5. Name of company
  6. A statement that the resident agent resigns
  7. Date
  8. Name and signature of resident agent

Michigan Resident Agent Resignation FAQ

Must The Registered Agent Notify The Company Before Filing Resignation With Michigan?

Yes. The Michigan resident agent must first send written notice of their resignation to the company they had been representing. The notice should be sent to specific people within the company depending on the type of entity the agent was representing. For corporations, the notice should be sent to the president or vice president. For limited partnerships, send the notice to a general partner. For LLCs, send the notice to a member or manager.

Is There A Fee To Resign As A Michigan Registered Agent?

The fee to resign as a registered agent in Michigan depends on entity type. There is no fee to resign as agent from a corporation or limited partnership. There is a $5 fee to resign as agent from an LLC. Filings submitted by mail can be paid by check or money order. Filings submitted in-person can be paid by check, money order or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover). Make checks payable to “State of Michigan”. Faxed and online filings can be paid by credit card. Faxed filings incur an additional $50 fee.

Can The Michigan Registered Agent File Their Resignation Online?

Yes. The resignation of a Michigan resident agent can be submitted online through the Michigan Corporations Online Filing System (COFS). Online payments may be made by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover).

How Long Does It Take The State To Process A Registered Agent Resignation In Michigan?

Standard turnaround time for the resignation of a Michigan resident agent is ten business days.

Processing can be expedited for additional fees:

24-hour processing: $100
Same-day processing (must be received by 2:00pm): $200
Two-hour processing (must be received by 3:00pm): $500
One-hour processing (must be received by 4:00pm): $1,000

To expedite processing, include a CSCL/CD-272 form for each document.

When Does A Registered Agent’s Resignation Become Effective In Michigan?

The Michigan registered agent’s resignation is effective thirty days after filing the statement with LARA or when a successor agent is appointed, whichever is earlier. A later effective date can be indicated on the registered agent’s statement of resignation as long as it is no more than ninety days after the filing date.

What If The Michigan Registered Agent Resigns While The Company Is Still Active?

Corporations and LLCs are required by Michigan state law to maintain a registered agent during the life of the company. If a Michigan company is unable to list a resident agent and properly file an annual report, the company can be automatically dissolved. To change Michigan registered agents, submit a Certificate of Change of Resident Agent and/or Registered Office with $5 for processing, or simply make the change on the annual report.

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Which Michigan Agency Does The Registered Agent Send Their Resignation To?

Submit the Statement of Resignation of Resident Agent and payment for processing (if applicable) online, in-person, by mail, fax or email to:

Michigan LARA Corporations Online Filing System

In-person:

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Corporations, Securities and Commercial Licensing Bureau
2501 Woodlake Circle, First Floor
Okemos, MI 48864-5955

Mail:

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Corporations, Securities and Commercial Licensing Bureau
Corporations Division
PO Box 30054
Lansing, MI 48909

Overnight Mail*:

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Corporations, Securities and Commercial Licensing Bureau
2407 N. Grand River Ave
Lansing, MI 48906

*Overnight documents are delivered to the State of Michigan mail center and then forwarded to LARA, which may result in an extra day or more to reach the Department.

Fax:
517-241-0538

Faxed filings require an additional $50 fee. Faxed filings also require a fax filer number, which must be obtained first. To get a filer number, complete the MICH-ELF Application (form 901).

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