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Updated on January 23, 2024

A Delaware registered agent is a liaison authorized to receive official documents on behalf of a corporation. The agent can be the corporation itself, another domestic or foreign corporation, or an individual resident of Delaware.[1] The agent must have a physical address in the state.

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Registered Agent Search

Step 1 – Visit the Delaware Division of Corporations website.

Step 2 – Scroll down and click “Registered Agents” beneath the “Information” heading.

Step 3 – This list features agents who meet the standards outlined by state law. Search for a registered agent by clicking the first letter of the agent’s name.

Step 4 – Clicking on an agent’s name reveals further information about the agent, including a mailing address, phone number, and email address.

Who can be a Registered Agent?

Per state law, a registered agent can be a corporation or individual, as long as the agent has a Delaware office address. The agent must be present at the office frequently enough to be able to accept documents delivered to that address.[2] The agent must also be willing and able to verify the corporation’s contacts and maintain a record of them.

In Delaware, registered agents who represent more than 50 corporations must have a valid business license and be present at their office locations during normal business hours.[3]

Can I be a Registered Agent?

A business or individual can be a registered agent if domiciled in Delaware.

The most common way to designate a registered agent is to include the agent’s name and contact information in the forms filed to create a business entity. Select the type of entity below to access those forms. Make sure, when filing them with the Division of Corporations, to submit a cover memo and the correct filing fee.

Changing a Registered Agent

To change a corporation’s registered agent, file the appropriate form from the list below with the Division of Corporations. Include a cover memo and the appropriate fee.

Resigning as a Registered Agent

To resign as a corporation’s agent and appoint a successor, file a certificate with the Secretary of State indicating the successor’s name and address.[4] The certificate should be signed by the corporation’s incorporator or another person authorized to sign these documents per state law. It should then be mailed or delivered to 401 Federal Street, Suite 4, Dover, DE 19901.[5] The fee for filing a one-page document is $24, and each additional page costs $9.

If a registered agent is resigning without appointing a successor, then the same process applies but the resignation does not become effective until 30 days after filing. If the corporation does not appoint a successor within that period, then the Secretary of State will declare its charter forfeited, or void. If a foreign corporation fails to appoint another registered agent within 30 days, the state will forfeit its authority to do business.[6]

Use the appropriate form below to tender an agent’s resignation without appointing a successor.


  1. 8 Del. C. 1953, § 131
  2. 8 Del. C. 1953, § 132(b)
  3. 8 Del. C. 1953, § 132
  4. 8 Del. C. 1953, § 135
  5. 8 Del. C. 1953, § 103
  6. 8 Del. C. 1953, § 136