Change Kansas resident agent
You can change a resident agent by informing the Secretary of State online via a 'Change of Registered Office/Resident Agent' form. 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.
How to change a registered agent in Kansas?
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 Kansas, file 'Change of Registered Office/Resident Agent' online with the Secretary of State.
Alternatively, you can also file a Business Entity Certificate of Amendment to change the registered agent. This is not a recommended method though.
A resident agent is an agent of your LLC on whom any notice, process or demand may be served. Every LLC in Kansas needs to have a resident agent located in the state.
According to Kansas Statutes § 17-7925:
Resident agent can be an individual or an authorised organisation.
Resident agent must have a street address where they can personally receive service of process.
Office of Resident agent cannot be just a mailbox service of a telephone answering service.
Failure to maintain resident agent
If you fail to maintain a resident agent, the Secretary of State, after giving 30 day's notice, may declare your entity's formation documents cancelled.
LLC Annual Report
Every LLC has to file this report in Kansas to stay compliant with the state laws.
Filing Annual Report
Kansas LLC is expected to file this report annually
File it online on Kansas Secretary of State website
Mail a form to Kansas Secretary of State website
Kansas Secretary of State
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 S.W. 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612
Online processing time
Failure to pay
Kansas can dissolve an LLCs after 90 days for failure to file an annual report.
It is due annually by the 15th day of the 4th month after the close of your fiscal year, usually April 15th. You can file it as early as January 1.
Frequently asked questions
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