Title 7
Corporations, Associations, and Partnerships

Chapter 1.2
Rhode Island Business Corporation Act

Part 5
Office and Agent

R.I. Gen. Laws § 7-1.2-502

§ 7-1.2-502. Change of registered office or registered agent.

(a) A corporation may change its registered office or change its registered agent, or both, upon filing in the office of the secretary of state a statement stating:

(1) The name of the corporation.

(2) The address of its then registered office.

(3) If the address of its registered office has changed, the new address of the registered office.

(4) The name of its then registered agent.

(5) If its registered agent has changed, the name of its successor registered agent.

(6) The address of its registered office and the address of the business office of its registered agent, as changed.

(b) The statement must be executed by the corporation by its authorized representative, and delivered to the secretary of state. If the secretary of state finds that the statement conforms to the provisions of this chapter, the secretary of state shall file the statement in his office, and upon that filing or upon a later date not more than thirty (30) days after the filing, as is set forth in 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, becomes effective.

(c) Any registered agent of a corporation may resign as an agent upon filing a written notice of the resignation with the secretary of state, who shall immediately notify the corporation of the resignation at its registered office. The appointment of the agent terminates upon the expiration of thirty (30) days after receipt of the notice by the secretary of state.

(d) If a registered agent changes his or her or its business address to another place within the state, he or she or it may change the address and the address of the registered office of any corporations of which he or she or it is a registered agent by filing a statement as required above, except that it need be signed only by the registered agent and need not be responsive to subsection (a)(5) and must recite that a copy of the statement has been mailed to each corporation.

History of Section.
P.L. 2004, ch. 216, § 2; P.L. 2004, ch. 274, § 2; P.L. 2005, ch. 120, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 130, § 1.