Resign Wyoming RegisteredWhether we’re talking weather, vacations, or bags of potato chips, all good things must come to an end, and that includes registered agent duties.

There are numerous reasons you might need to give up your Wyoming registered agent role, but only one way to resign.

Registered agents play an important role in the life of an LLC, handling sensitive legal and tax documents, so it’s essential that agents follow proper resignation procedures. Otherwise, you could leave your company with unplanned fines or penalties, and you could be individually liable.

Fortunately, for Wyoming LLCs it is easy.

Follow these steps and the hardest part of your resignation won’t be the process itself, it’ll be saying “so long” to your former business.

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Notifying the Wyoming LLC

Informing the represented LLC about your impending resignation isn’t just courteous, it’s also required by state law.

Wyoming Code Section 17-28-103 says that you must submit notice to your LLC at least 30 days prior to submitting your official resignation with the Secretary of State.

This is to ensure that the company has adequate time to plan a registered agent change and void potential penalties. Because your resignation is effective as soon as your filing is processed, it’s essential for the LLC to have a new agent lined up.

Submitting Your Resignation

After you’ve notified your LLC and waited the requisite 30 days, you’re ready to file a “Statement of Resignation” with the Secretary of State. The state allows you to appoint your own replacement if you’d like. If you have a great successor in mind, complete this form with the following information:

  • Name of the new agent
  • The new registered office address
  • Your signature
  • The signature of your successor, consenting to the appointment
  • The new agent’s name and title
  • A contact person’s name, daytime phone number, and email address
  • An attached “Statement of Change of Registered Agent/Office by Entity” form for each affected entity approving the new agent

But if you’d rather leave your successor up to the LLC, complete this form with the following information:

  • Whether the resignation affects all entities you represent or just select ones (if the latter, attach a list of the affected entities)
  • Your name
  • The date you sent a notification to the LLC (must be at least 30 days prior)
  • Date
  • Your signature
  • Your name and title
  • A contact person’s name, daytime phone number, and email address

Neither form has a filing fee, so stash your checkbook for now. Make sure you’ve attached the appropriate forms and the resignation to:

Wyoming Secretary of State
2020 Carey Ave, Suite 700
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0020

Fax is also an option by sending your documents to (307) 777-5339.

Standard processing time for the Secretary of State’s office is 3-5 business days, and your resignation – along with the successor’s appointment, if you designated one – will be effective as soon as it’s processed. Then, you’re free to move on to your next exciting endeavor!

Handing off Your Responsibilities

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When you put down your registered agent responsibilities, someone else has to pick them up, or your LLC will lose its good standing with the state. Help your LLC keep its momentum by carefully planning your transition.

This starts with finding a successor who’s ready to take over right away. Even a small gap in registered agent coverage can result in severe penalties. If you chose not to name a successor, your LLC will be without an agent as soon as you resign. Any Wyoming LLC that goes 30 days or more without a valid registered agent on file can be administratively dissolved.

Whether you’re nominating a replacement or you’re leaving it up to the company, that person or entity must meet Wyoming’s registered agent requirements, which means they must:

  • Be an individual or business entity residing in Wyoming
  • Have a physical Wyoming address (P.O. boxes aren’t allowed)
  • Have a mailing address in Wyoming
  • Be authorized to do business in the state, if a foreign entity

An LLC is allowed to name one of its individual members as its registered agent. But instead of adding duties to that person’s plate, the company might consider saving time and preventing stress by using a professional service.

We recommend using a registered agent service, which can take over registered agent duties, freeing up more time for the LLC’s managers to focus on running the business.

Finishing Up

You do a lot for your Wyoming LLC. You’re essentially the shield that protects it from fines, the filter that catches important documents, the conductor that keeps it on track with compliance.

Because you play such an important role, it’s crucial that you follow the resignation procedures exactly — and potentially provide a replacement agent for the business. Otherwise, you might find yourself and your LLC in hot water.

Follow this guide and you’ll be totally fine. Soon, you’ll be on to your next project, whether that’s starting a new business in Wyoming or something completely different.

If you need a fresh start and would like to form a brand new LLC, there are plenty of services that can take care of this for you. ZenBusiness and LegalZoom are two very popular options.

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