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

How Do I Change My Registered Agent in New Mexico?

To change your registered agent in New Mexico, you’ll need to fill out a Change of Registered Office/Registered Agent with the New Mexico Secretary of State.

We’ve put together some simple steps to help you choose a new registered agent.

Most registered agent services 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 New Mexico Registered Agents

Whether you’re changing to a new registered agent service, your New Mexico registered agent has resigned, or you want to be your own registered 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 registered agent in New Mexico, they will file the necessary paperwork for you. 

The benefits of using a professional New Mexico registered agent are: 

  • Less Risk: A professional service will ensure that you don’t miss important legal documents or notifications (e.g., service of process, sensitive documents, 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 resident agent, your name and business 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. This is why many limited liability companies choose to use a New Mexico registered agent.
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Changing Your Registered Agent Online

Filing a Change of Registered Agent form with the New Mexico Secretary of State is the best way to change your agent’s service.

This can be done online via the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Corporations and Business Services website. The steps for this process include:

  1. Log in to the New Mexico Secretary of State website
  2. Under ‘Corporations,” select “Registered Agent Change”
  3. Search for and select your company
  4. Complete and submit the form, along with a document delivery instruction form and payment

Filing Fee

The filing fee for the Change of Registered Agent form varies by business structure:

  • $25 for corporations
  • $20 for limited liability companies (LLCs)
  • $10 for nonprofits

You can pay this fee by credit card.

Consent to Appointment

When you change your registered agent in New Mexico, you must also download the Statement of Acceptance of Appointment by Designated Successor Registered Agent form, have your new agent sign it, then upload it for filing.


It costs $25 for corporations, $20 for LLCs, and $10 for nonprofits to change their New Mexico agent when filing a Change of Registered Agent form with the Secretary of State.

Yes, as long as you’re always available during business hours at a physical New Mexico address and are 18+ years of age, you can be your own agent.

Yes, you are able to change your New Mexico registered agent online. All you have to do is visit the state’s website, fill out the Change of Registered Agent form, and pay the applicable filing fee. This is the only way to change your registered agent in the state.

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