Change Indiana registered agent

Last updated on November 22, 2022

You can change a registered agent by informing the Secretary of State online via a 'Statement of Change of Registered Agent'. Learn how to do this step by step.

Who are they?

Agent for service of process

Also known as a registered agent, resident agent, statutory agent, etc in various states. These agents are physically located in the state where business entities operate. They receive important legal documents on behalf of the business entity.

Receive service of process

Their primary task is to receive tax forms, judicial notices, and other legal documents during business hours, 5 days a week.

For all business entities

Most business entities including LLCs, corporations, and partnerships require these agents in every state they operate in.

Not PO boxes

Agents must have a physical street address in the state. Not just PO boxes.

Details are public

The address and contact details of these agents are made public by the Secretary of State.


Step-by-step instructions

How to change a registered agent in Indiana?

Check the steps below:

1. Find a new registered agent

Before you plan to change your existing registered agent, make sure to find an alternative registered agent in the state.

If you are physically located in the state, you can be a registered agent for your own LLC. But paying a service provider to become a registered agent will give you much-needed peace of mind.

You can also find a new registered agent through the state's business entity search tool.

2. Inform existing registered agent

You may inform your existing registered agent about your decision to replace them.

3. Inform the State

To change the registered agent for an LLC in Iowa, file the form 'Statement of Change of Registered Agent' online with the Secretary of State.

Filing fee


Alternatively, you can also file Biennial Business Entity Report to change the registered agent throughout the filing period. If you are doing this, then you don't have to file the Statement of Change of Registered Agent.

Filing fee


Registered agent

A registered agent is an agent of your LLC on whom any notice, process or demand may be served. Every LLC in Indiana needs to have a registered agent located in the state.


According to Indiana Code § 23-18.1-6-8:

  • 1

    Registered agent can be an individual or an authorised organisation.

  • 2

    Registered agent must have a street address where they can personally receive service of process.

  • 3

    Office of Registered agent cannot be just a mailbox service of a telephone answering service.

LLC Business Entity Report

Every LLC has to file this report in Indiana to stay compliant with the state laws.

Filing Business Entity Report

Indiana LLC is expected to file this report biennially

  • File it online on Indiana Secretary of State website


  • Mail a form to Indiana Secretary of State website



Secretary of State

Business Services Division

302 W. Washington St.

Room E-018

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Online fee


Online processing time

same day

Mailing fee


Mail processing time

1-3 days

Failure to pay

There are no late filing fees, but if you fail to file a business entity report, it could result in the dissolution of your Indiana LLC.


It is due biennially by the end of the registration anniversary month.

Frequently asked questions

Business guides in Indiana

Registered agents are mandatory for almost all entities in Indiana including LLCs and corporations. Learn more about how these businesses are conducted in Indiana.

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