Registered Agent Statutes

Registered Agent Statutes



Registered agent statutes in Wyoming:

(Hire a registered agent: Wyoming Registered Agent)

“CHAPTER 28 – REGISTERED OFFICES AND AGENTS 17-28-101.

Registered office and registered agent.

(a) Each business entity shall continuously maintain in this state:

(i) A registered office that may be the same as any of its places of business but shall be located at a street address in Wyoming which shall be a physical location where the business entity’s registered agent, or a natural person who has an agency relationship with the registered agent, can accept service of process as provided in W.S. 17-28-104 and is physically present at that location; and

(ii) A registered agent, who shall be:

(A) An individual who is at least eighteen (18) years of age, resides in this state and whose business office is identical with the registered office;

(B) A domestic business entity whose business office is identical with the registered office and which has a written agreement creating an agency relationship with an individual providing for acceptance of service of process as provided in W.S. 17-28-104;

(C) A foreign business entity authorized to transact business in this state whose business office is identical with the registered office and which has a written agreement creating an agency relationship with an individual providing for acceptance of service of process as provided in W.S. 17-28-104; or

(D) A business entity or an individual, at least eighteen (18) years of age, who is:

(I) In the business of serving as a registered agent for more than ten (10) entities, including a registered agent which serves as a registered agent for the entities served by another commercial registered agent; and

(II) Registered as a commercial registered agent under W.S. 17-28-105 and whose business office is identical with the registered office. A business entity registered as a commercial registered agent shall have a written agreement creating an agency relationship with a natural person Page 2 of 13 providing for acceptance of service of process as provided in W.S. 17-28-104.

(b) For purposes of this chapter, “business entity” means a corporation, nonprofit corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, cooperative marketing association, statutory trust or registered limited liability partnership, whether foreign or domestic.

(c) Every registered agent shall certify compliance with the requirements of this chapter on a form prescribed by the secretary of state on the date of registration.

(d) For purposes of this chapter, “written agreement” or “contract creating an agency relationship” means any written document granting a natural person representing a registered agent the authority to accept service of process on behalf of any entity served by the registered agent. A single document may serve as authorization for each natural person representing the registered agent without listing each natural person individually.

17-28-102. Change of registered office or registered agent.

(a) A business entity may change its registered office or registered agent by signing and delivering to the secretary of state for filing a statement of change that sets forth:

(i) The name of the business entity;

(ii) The street address of its current registered office;

(iii) If the current registered office is to be changed, the street address of the new registered office;

(iv) The name of its current registered agent;

(v) If the current registered agent is to be changed, the name of the new registered agent and the new agent’s written consent to the appointment executed by the registered agent, either on the statement or attached to it;

(vi) That the new registered office and registered agent comply with the requirements of W.S. 17-28-101 through 17- 28-111; and Page 3 of 13

(vii) That after the change or changes are made, the street addresses of its registered office and the business office of its registered agent will be identical, if applicable.

(b) If a registered agent changes the street address of his business office, he shall change the street address of the registered office of any business entity for which he is the registered agent by notifying the business entity in writing of the change and signing and delivering to the secretary of state for filing a statement that complies with the requirements of subsection (a) of this section and recites that every entity which the registered agent serves has been notified of the change.

(c) If a registered agent changes its name, it shall change the name of the registered agent of any business entity for which it is the registered agent by notifying the business entity in writing of the change and signing and delivering to the secretary of state for filing a statement that complies with the requirements of subsection (a) of this section and recites that every entity which the registered agent serves has been notified of the change. 17-28-103. Resignation of registered agent.

(a) A registered agent may resign his agency appointment by signing and delivering to the secretary of state for filing the signed original and one (1) exact or conformed copy of a statement of resignation for each entity from which the registered agent resigns. The statement may include a statement that the registered office is also discontinued. The statement of resignation shall state that the registered agent has sent notice to each affected entity at least thirty (30) days prior to the filing of the statement of resignation to the address of the entity last known to the registered agent. The statement shall be addressed to any officer or other authorized person of the entity other than the registered agent.

(b) Upon receiving the resignation of a registered agent where no successor is appointed, the entity shall provide the secretary of state with a statement of change in compliance with W.S. 17-28-102(a) within thirty (30) days following receipt by the business entity of the statement of resignation by a registered agent. Page 4 of 13

(c) A registered agent may resign his agency appointment and appoint a new registered agent that complies with W.S. 17- 28-101(a) by signing and delivering to the secretary of state on a statement of change of registered agent form designated by the secretary of state:

(i) A signed original and one (1) exact or conformed copy of a statement of resignation for each entity from which the registered agent resigns;

(ii) A statement from each affected entity ratifying and approving the appointment of the new registered agent;

(iii) A statement designating a new registered office for each entity affected; and

(iv) A statement from the new registered agent certifying his compliance with all requirements of this chapter and acknowledging his appointment to serve as registered agent for each entity affected.

(d) The agency appointment is terminated, and the registered office discontinued if so provided, on the date on which the statement of resignation was filed under subsections (a) and (b) of this section. The agency appointment is terminated, the registered office discontinued if so provided, and the new registered agent and registered office are effective on the date on which the statement of change of registered agent was filed under subsection (c) of this section.

(e) If an agency appointment is terminated under the provisions of this section and no successor is appointed, service of process on the business entity shall be upon the secretary of state until a new appointment is made or until the entity is administratively dissolved or revoked.

(f) Upon receipt of resignation by a registered agent where no successor is appointed, the secretary of state shall classify the entity as delinquent awaiting administrative dissolution, revocation or forfeiture of its articles of organization as appropriate.

(g) Failure of a commercial registered agent to renew registration pursuant to W.S. 17-28-106 shall constitute a resignation of the registered agent pursuant to this section for purposes of administrative dissolution, revocation or forfeiture of the entities represented, but the registered agent shall remain responsible for all the requirements of this chapter with respect to each entity represented until a new registered agent is appointed, the registered agent has resigned in accordance with subsection (a) of this section or until the entity is administratively dissolved, revoked or its authority to transact business is forfeited. 17-28-104. Service on business entity. (a) A business entity’s registered agent, or the natural person having an agency relationship with the registered agent as provided in W.S. 17-28-101(a), shall accept service of process, notice, or demand required or permitted by law that is served on the entity.”

 

Read the whole filing here:  http://soswy.state.wy.us/Forms/WyoBiz/Registered_Offices_and_Agents_Act_Chapter_28.pdf

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