Last Updated: February 16, 2024, 1:22 pm by TRUiC Team

How Do I Change My Registered Agent in Delaware?

In order to change your Delaware registered agent, you must submit a Change of Agent form with the Delaware Department of State.

We’ll help you with the necessary steps to finish and submit the paperwork.

If you prefer to use a registered agent service, most will take care of the change for you.

Recommended: Northwest ($125/year) will help you file your change of registered agent paperwork and pay the state filing fee.

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Changing Delaware Registered Agents

Whether you’re changing to a new registered agent service, your agent has resigned, or you want to be your own agent, you can follow the steps below to make the change.

Changing Your Registered Agent When Using a Professional Service

If you are hiring a new service, they will file the necessary paperwork for you. 

The benefits of using professional registered agent services are: 

  • Less Risk: A professional service will ensure that you don’t miss important legal documents or notifications (e.g., service of process, etc.).
  • More Flexibility: A service will always be present to receive service of process during normal business hours so that you don’t have to be.
  • Privacy: If you act as your own agent, your name and address will become public record. Using a service will help keep your information private. You’ll also avoid receiving lawsuit-related documents in front of your clients.
  • Peace of mind: Using a service allows you to focus on running and growing your business.
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Changing Your Registered Agent Online or by Mail

There are different Change of Agent forms for different business entity structures:

The filing fee is $5 for nonprofits, $500 for statutory trusts, and $50 for all other entities. You can pay this fee by check or credit card (online filing only).

For full instructions, read the applicable change form. 

Changing Your Registered Agent Online

You can complete and submit a Change of Agent form online by uploading the form to the Delaware Division of Corporations’ Document Filing and Certificate Request website. The steps for the filing process include:

  1. Complete the appropriate Change of Agent form and save
  2. Visit the Delaware eCorp Business Services and choose “Document Upload” from the options.
  3. Fill in the document priority, submitter information, document request type, and method of return.
  4. Upload the form and submit it.

Changing Your Registered Agent By Mail

To submit a Change of Agent form by mail, first, download the appropriate form, then complete and mail it, along with the payment, to:

Delaware Division of Corporations
401 Federal St. - Suite 4
Dover, DE 19901

Forms submitted by mail must also include a cover sheet.

Expedited Orders

If you need the Delaware Department of State to expedite your form, you must select this option when filing online. There are several options and fees listed on the Division of Corporations Fee Schedule.


The Delaware Division of Corporations requires a fee of $50 to change your registered agent. Most businesses prefer to use third-party agent services.

Yes, you can be your own registered agent in Delaware provided you are 18 or over and have a physical address in Delaware to accept service of process every day, in person, during normal business hours. You must also be willing to assume the legal liability of acting as your own agent.

Yes, you can change your Delaware registered agent online. To do so, select and fill out the appropriate Change of Agent form and save the document to your computer. Next, fill out the required information on the website. Finally, upload the saved COA form and press submit.

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