Last Updated: May 13, 2024, 10:54 am by TRUiC Team

How Do I Change My Registered Agent in New York?

In New York, you can select a new registered agent by filling out a Certificate of Change form with the New York Department of State.

We’ll help you with the steps to change your 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 York Registered Agents

Whether you’re changing New York registered agent services, your 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 York registered agent service, they will file the necessary paperwork for you. 

The benefits of using a professional service are: 

  • Less Risk: A professional service will ensure that you don’t miss important legal correspondence or documents (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 by Mail, by Fax, or In Person

To change your agent in New York, you’ll need the proper form for your business entity type. Select the correct one from the list, then complete the form and submit it using one of the filing options below.


Mail or In Person:

New York Department of State
Division of Corporations, State Records, and Uniform Commercial Code
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY 12231-0001

Fax: (517) 474-1418

Fee: $20 for nonprofits, $30 for all other entities

You can pay this fee by check, money order, or credit card. For credit card payments, you must include a Credit Card/Debit Card Authorization form.


It costs $20 for nonprofits and $30 for all other entities to change their New York registered agent when filing a Certificate of Change with the Department of State.

Yes, supposing you’re 18 years of age or older, have a physical address in New York, and can be there every weekday during normal business hours to receive service of process, you can be your own registered agent in New York. 

You cannot change your New York registered agent online, but you can by mail, in person, or by faxing in your change form. You can pay the $25 change fee by credit card, but you’ll need an authorization form submitted with your application. 

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