Last Updated: June 6, 2024, 10:40 am by TRUiC Team

How Do I Change My Registered Agent in Louisiana?

To change your Louisiana registered agent you’ll need to fill out the Change of Registered Agent form and submit it to the Louisiana Secretary of State.

We’ll help you with the steps to change your Louisiana registered agent.

If you’re using a new registered agent service, most will file this information on your behalf.

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 Louisiana Registered Agents

Whether you’re changing registered agent services, your same registered agent resigns, 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 may will file the necessary paperwork for you. However, not all registered agents offer the same benefits. 

The benefits of using a professional service are: 

  • Less Risk: A professional service will ensure that you don’t miss important legal documents or notifications (e.g., service of process, business documents, annual report, 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

You can complete and submit a Change of Registered Agent form online via Louisiana’s geauxBIZ website. The steps for this process include:

  1. Log in to the website and click “Get Started” on the dashboard page
  2. Select “File an Amendment”
  3. Enter your business’s charter number
  4. Select “File Notice/Statement of Change”
  5. Complete the form and submit with payment information

Changing Your Registered Agent by Mail, Fax, or In Person

To submit a change of registered agent form by mail you’ll need to download the form from the Louisiana Secretary of State website and then fill it out. There are different forms for different types of business structures:

The filing fee is $25 ($30 by credit card). You can pay this fee by check, money order, credit card, or cash (in person only). A duplicate original or certified copy of the form should be filed with the Clerk of Court of the parish where your business’s registered office is located.

Changing Your Agent by Mail

After your new agent signs the form in front of a notary public, mail the form and payment to:

Commercial Division
P.O. Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125
(225) 925-4704

Changing Your Agent In Person

Get your new agent to sign their consent in front of a notary public, and then deliver the completed form and payment to the address below:

Louisiana Secretary of State
8585 Archives Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Changing Your Registered Agent by Fax

After your new agent signs their consent in front of a notary public, fax the completed form to (225) 932-5314, and make payment by credit card over the phone:


It costs $25 to change your Louisiana registered agent when filing a change of registered agent form with the Louisiana Secretary of State. If paying by credit card, the cost is $30.

You can be your own registered agent in Louisiana if you are 18 or older, have a physical address in Louisiana that you are able to stay at daily during regular business hours to accept service of process and other legal documents.

Yes, you can change your Louisiana registered agent online by filling out the paperwork online through the Secretary of State’s geauxBIZ website. You can also pay the filing fee via credit card through the same website. The cost is $30 when paying by credit card.

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