Change of registered office or registered agent of foreign corporation.
A foreign corporation authorized to conduct affairs in this state may change its registered office or change its registered agent, or both, upon filing in the office of the secretary of state in a form approved by the secretary of state a statement setting forth:
(1) The name of the corporation.
(2) If the current registered office is to be changed, the street address to which the registered office is to be changed.
(3) If the current registered agent is to be changed, the name of the new registered agent.
(4) That the address of its registered office and the address of the office of its registered agent, as changed, will be identical.
Such statement shall be executed by the corporation by an officer of the corporation, and delivered to the secretary of state, together with a consent, in the form of a record, of the registered agent to the appointment, if applicable. If the secretary of state finds that such statement conforms to the provisions of this chapter, the secretary of state shall endorse thereon the word "Filed," and the month, day, and year of the filing thereof, and file the statement. The change of address of the registered office, or the appointment of a new registered agent, or both, as the case may be, shall become effective upon filing unless a later date is specified.
Any registered agent in this state appointed by a foreign corporation may resign as such agent upon filing a notice thereof, in the form of a record, executed in duplicate, with the secretary of state who shall immediately deliver a copy thereof to the secretary of the foreign corporation at its principal office as shown by its most recent annual report. The appointment of such agent shall terminate upon the expiration of thirty days after receipt of such notice by the secretary of state.
If a registered agent changes his or her business address to another place within the state, the registered agent may change such address and the address of the registered office of any corporation of which the registered agent is a registered agent by filing a statement as required by this section, except that it need be executed only by the registered agent, it need not be responsive to subsection (3) of this section, and it must recite that a copy of the statement has been delivered to the corporation.
[2004 c 265 § 30; 1993 c 356 § 6; 1986 c 240 § 47; 1982 c 35 § 102; 1967 c 235 § 70.]
| Effective date -- 1993 c 356: See note following RCW 24.03.046.|
Intent -- Severability -- Effective dates -- Application -- 1982 c 35: See notes following RCW 43.07.160.