Form RA-100 "Resignation of Agent for Service of Process" - California

What Is Form RA-100?

This is a legal form that was released by the California Secretary of State - a government authority operating within California. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

Form Details:

  • Released on April 1, 2017;
  • The latest edition provided by the California Secretary of State;
  • Easy to use and ready to print;
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Instructions for Completing the
Resignation of Agent for Service of Process (Form RA-100)
To resign as agent for service of process of a business entity registered with the California Secretary of State,
complete the Resignation of Agent for Service of Process (Form RA-100).
Upon filing Form RA-100, the authority of the agent for service of process to act in that capacity will cease, and the
California Secretary of State will give written notice of the resignation to the entity.
Fees:
Filing Fee: There is no fee for filing the Resignation of Agent for Service of Process.
Faster Service Fee:
Counter and guaranteed expedite services are available only for documents submitted in person (drop off) to
-
our Sacramento office.
Counter Drop Off: A separate, non-refundable $15.00 counter drop off fee is required if you submit in
-
person (drop off) your completed document at our Sacramento office. The $15.00 counter drop off fee
provides priority service over documents submitted by mail. The special handling fee is not refundable
whether the document is filed or rejected.
Guaranteed Expedite Drop Off: For more urgent submissions, documents can be processed within a
-
guaranteed timeframe for a non-refundable fee instead of the counter drop off fee. For detailed information
about this faster processing service through our Preclearance and Expedited Filing Services, go to
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/service-options.
Copies: To get a copy of the filed document, include payment for copy fees when the document is submitted. Copy
fees are $1.00 for the first page and $.50 for each attachment page. For certified copies, there is an additional $5.00
certification fee, per copy.
Payment Type: Check(s) or money orders should be made payable to the Secretary of State. Do not send cash by
mail. If submitting the document in person in our Sacramento office, payment also may be made by credit card
(Visa
or MasterCard
).
®
®
Processing Times: For current processing times, go to
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/processing-times.
If you are not completing this form online, please type or legibly print in black or blue ink. Complete the
Resignation of Agent for Service of Process (Form RA-100) as follows:
Item
Instruction
Tips
• The exact entity name as it appears on file with the
1.
Enter the name of entity from which you
are resigning as agent for service of
California Secretary of State must be entered. Note: If the
process.
entity is a corporation, limited liability company, or limited
partnership, you can go to the Secretary of State’s Business
Search at
BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov
to verify:
- The exact name of the entity; and
- If you are currently listed as the entity’s agent for service
of process.
• Examples:
2.
Enter the file number issued to the entity
by the California Secretary of State.
- If the entity is a corporation, the letter "C" must be
entered followed by the applicable 7-digit entity number.
- If the entity is a limited liability company or a limited
partnership, limited liability partnership, or general
partnership enter only the applicable 12-digit entity
number.
• Entity numbers for corporations, limited liability companies,
and limited partnerships can be verified on the California
Secretary of State’s Business Search at
BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov.
2017 California Secretary of State
RA-100 Instructions (REV 04//2017)
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be
Instructions for Completing the
Resignation of Agent for Service of Process (Form RA-100)
To resign as agent for service of process of a business entity registered with the California Secretary of State,
complete the Resignation of Agent for Service of Process (Form RA-100).
Upon filing Form RA-100, the authority of the agent for service of process to act in that capacity will cease, and the
California Secretary of State will give written notice of the resignation to the entity.
Fees:
Filing Fee: There is no fee for filing the Resignation of Agent for Service of Process.
Faster Service Fee:
Counter and guaranteed expedite services are available only for documents submitted in person (drop off) to
-
our Sacramento office.
Counter Drop Off: A separate, non-refundable $15.00 counter drop off fee is required if you submit in
-
person (drop off) your completed document at our Sacramento office. The $15.00 counter drop off fee
provides priority service over documents submitted by mail. The special handling fee is not refundable
whether the document is filed or rejected.
Guaranteed Expedite Drop Off: For more urgent submissions, documents can be processed within a
-
guaranteed timeframe for a non-refundable fee instead of the counter drop off fee. For detailed information
about this faster processing service through our Preclearance and Expedited Filing Services, go to
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/service-options.
Copies: To get a copy of the filed document, include payment for copy fees when the document is submitted. Copy
fees are $1.00 for the first page and $.50 for each attachment page. For certified copies, there is an additional $5.00
certification fee, per copy.
Payment Type: Check(s) or money orders should be made payable to the Secretary of State. Do not send cash by
mail. If submitting the document in person in our Sacramento office, payment also may be made by credit card
(Visa
or MasterCard
).
®
®
Processing Times: For current processing times, go to
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/processing-times.
If you are not completing this form online, please type or legibly print in black or blue ink. Complete the
Resignation of Agent for Service of Process (Form RA-100) as follows:
Item
Instruction
Tips
• The exact entity name as it appears on file with the
1.
Enter the name of entity from which you
are resigning as agent for service of
California Secretary of State must be entered. Note: If the
process.
entity is a corporation, limited liability company, or limited
partnership, you can go to the Secretary of State’s Business
Search at
BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov
to verify:
- The exact name of the entity; and
- If you are currently listed as the entity’s agent for service
of process.
• Examples:
2.
Enter the file number issued to the entity
by the California Secretary of State.
- If the entity is a corporation, the letter "C" must be
entered followed by the applicable 7-digit entity number.
- If the entity is a limited liability company or a limited
partnership, limited liability partnership, or general
partnership enter only the applicable 12-digit entity
number.
• Entity numbers for corporations, limited liability companies,
and limited partnerships can be verified on the California
Secretary of State’s Business Search at
BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov.
2017 California Secretary of State
RA-100 Instructions (REV 04//2017)
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be
3.
Enter your name, or if the resigning
The exact name of a registered corporate agent can be found
agent for service of process is a
on the California Secretary of State’s Business Search at
corporation, enter the exact name of
BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov.
that corporation.
4.
The Statement of Resignation is required
The Statement of Resignation declares your intent to resign as
and must not be altered.
agent for service of process.
• Multiple Form RA-100s with different signatures will be
5.
This Resignation of Agent for
Service of Process (Form RA-100)
returned without being filed – use only one form.
must be signed by the resigning
• Do not include the office or title of the person signing.
agent for service of process.
• Do not use a computer generated signature.
If the agent for service of process is
a corporation, the name of that
corporation must be entered in Item
3 and this form must be signed by
the person authorized to sign on
behalf of that corporation.
Mail Submission Cover Sheet (Optional): To make it easier to receive communication related to this document,
including a purchased copy of the filed document, if any, complete the Mail Submission Cover Sheet. For the Return
Address: enter the name of a designated person and/or company and the corresponding mailing address. Please
note the Mail Submission Cover Sheet will be treated as correspondence and will not be made part of the filed
document.
Where to File: Completed forms along with the applicable fees, if any can be mailed to Secretary of State, Business
Entities Filings Unit, P.O. Box 944260, Sacramento, CA 94244-2260 or delivered in person (drop off) to the
Sacramento office, 1500 11th Street, 3rd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814. This form is filed only in the Sacramento
office.
Legal Authority: General statutory filing requirements are found in California Corporations Code section 1503, 6211,
8211, 9660, 12571, 15901.16, 16309,
16953,
16959,
17701.15
or 18210; or California Financial Code section
14101.6. All statutory references are to the California Corporations Code unless otherwise stated.
Note: If the entity from which you are resigning as agent for service of process is a limited partnership, signing Form
RA-100 constitutes an affirmation under penalty of perjury that the facts stated in the document are true.
(Section 15902.08(b).)
2017 California Secretary of State
RA-100 Instructions (REV 04//2017)
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be
Secretary of State
Business Programs Division
Business Entities, 1500 11th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Mail Submission Cover Sheet
Instructions:
• Complete and include this form with your submission. This information only will be used to communicate with you
in writing about the submission. This form will be treated as correspondence and will not be made part of the filed
document.
• Make all checks or money orders payable to the Secretary of State.
• Do not include a $15 counter fee when submitting documents by mail.
Standard processing time for submissions to this office is approximately 5 business days from receipt. All
submissions are reviewed in the date order of receipt. For updated processing time information, visit
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/processing-times.
Optional Copy and Certification Fees:
• If applicable, include optional copy and certification fees with your submission.
For applicable copy and certification fee information, refer to the instructions of the specific form you are submitting.
Contact Person:
(Please type or print legibly)
First Name:
Last Name:
__________________________________________________
_______________________________________________
Phone (optional):
______________________________________________
Entity Information:
(Please type or print legibly)
Name:
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Entity Number
:
(if applicable)
_____________________________________
Comments:
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Return Address: For written communication from the Secretary of State related to this document, or if
purchasing a copy of the filed document enter the name of a person or company and the mailing address.
Name:
Company:
Secretary of State Use Only
Address:
T/TR:
City/State/Zip:
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RA-100
Secretary of State
Resignation of Agent For Service of Process
IMPORTANT —
Read Instructions
before completing this form.
There is No Fee for filing a Resignation of Agent Upon Whom Process
May be Served
Copy Fees – First page $1.00; each attachment page $0.50;
Certification Fee - $5.00
Note: If the entity from which you are resigning is a corporation, limited
liability company, or limited partnership, you can go to the California
Secretary of State’s Business Search at
BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov
to
verify the exact name of the entity, entity file number, and that you are
currently listed as agent for service of process.
This Space For Office Use Only
1. Entity Name (
Enter the exact name of the entity from which you are resigning as agent for service of process.)
2. Entity File Number
(Enter the file number issued to the business entity by the California Secretary of State.)
(Enter your name, or if the agent for service of process is a corporation,
3. Name of Resigning Agent for Service of Process
enter the name of that corporation.)
4. Statement of Resignation
(The following statement declares your intent to resign as agent for service of process. Do not alter.)
The undersigned hereby resigns as agent upon whom process may be served in California for the above-
name entity.
5. Read and Sign Below
(See Instructions.
Office or title not required. Do not use a computer generated signature.)
I declare I am the person who signed this document, which execution is my act and deed.
___________________________________________________________________________
Signature of Resigning Agent for Service of Process or
Signature of Representative of Resigning Agent, if the agent for service of process is a corporation
2017 California Secretary of State
RA-100 (REV 04/2017)
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be
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