How To Resign As A Statutory Agent In Arizona
To resign as a registered agent in Arizona, you must mail written notice of your resignation to the company that you had been representing at an address other than your own.
Then, submit a Statutory Agent Resignation form to the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) with payment for processing, if required, online, by mail, fax or in-person. The fee to resign as an Arizona registered agent varies by entity type (LLCs: free, corporations: $10). The ACC takes about a month to process business filings, so you may want to include an extra $35 to expedite processing.
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The Steps To Resign As An Arizona Statutory Agent:
- To resign, the Arizona registered agent must mail written notice of their resignation to the company they had been representing. The registered agent cannot mail this notice to themselves; it must go to another address associated with the business (to a member, director or principal place of business).
- Then, the agent must submit the Statutory Agent Resignation form with payment, if required, to the Arizona Corporation Commission online, by mail, fax or in-person. Make sure to include a Cover Sheet.
- After the Arizona registered agent’s statement of resignation has been processed by the ACC, the Commission will mail one copy of the statement to the company’s known place of business, if not discontinued, and another copy to the principal office.
The Arizona registered agent’s resignation becomes effective on the 31st day after their statement is received by the Arizona Corporation Commission or upon appointment of a new registered agent, whichever comes first.
Items To Include On The Arizona Resignation Of Statutory Agent
The following must be included on the Arizona statutory agent’s resignation:
- Name of company
- Statutory agent name
- Indicate whether the agent’s address is the same as the known place of business
- Indicate whether the agent’s address will be discontinued as the known place of business
- The company address to which the notice of resignation was sent
- A statement that the statutory agent resigns
- Statutory agent’s name and signature
- Indicate whether it is an individual or an entity resigning as statutory agent
Arizona Statutory Agent Resignation FAQ
Must The Registered Agent Notify The Company Before Filing Resignation With Arizona?
Yes. The Arizona statutory agent must mail written notice of their resignation to the company from which they are resigning at an address other than their own (i.e. the address of a member, director or principal place of business, not the registered agent’s address) before submitting their statement to the Arizona Corporation Commission.
Is There A Fee To Resign As An Arizona Registered Agent?
The fee for the resignation of an Arizona statutory agent depends on entity type. For LLCs, there is no fee. There is a $10 fee for corporations. Payment can be made by cash (in-person only), check, money order, Money On Deposit (MOD) account or credit card (VISA, MasterCard). Make checks payable to “Arizona Corporation Commission”.
Can The Arizona Registered Agent File Their Resignation Online?
Yes. The Arizona registered agent can submit their resignation online through the Arizona Corporation Commission eCorp system.
How Long Does It Take The State To Process An Arizona Resignation Of Registered Agent?
Processing time for an Arizona statutory agent’s resignation varies, but current processing times are posted on the ACC website each Monday. Generally, filing times at the ACC are 12-17 business days for expedited and 34-39 business days for non-expedited. Processing can be expedited for an additional $35.
When Does A Registered Agent’s Resignation Become Effective In Arizona?
An Arizona registered agent’s resignation becomes effective on the 31st day after their notice is received by the Arizona Corporation Commission or upon appointment of a new registered agent, whichever is earlier.
What If The Arizona Registered Agent Resigns While The Company Is Still Active?
Corporations and LLCs are required by Arizona state law to maintain a statutory agent during the life of the company. If an Arizona company is without a statutory agent for sixty days or more or if the company does not notify the ACC that their statutory agent has resigned within sixty days, then the company can be administratively dissolved. To change registered agents, file a Statement of Change of Known Place of Business Address, Principal Office Address or Statutory Agent with the ACC. There is a $5 processing fee for an LLC to change its registered agent and corporations are charged no fee.
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Which Arizona Agency Does The Registered Agent Send Their Resignation To?
Submit the Statutory Agent Resignation, Cover Sheet and payment for processing, if required, online, by mail, fax or in-person to:
Mail or in-person:
Arizona Corporation Commission
1300 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Arizona Corporation Commission
400 W. Congress, Second Floor
Tucson, AZ 85701