Every limited liability company operating in the United States needs to designate a registered agent. Even after you identify your initial registered agent in your formation paperwork, there are several reasons for why you may need to change the registered agent for your LLC in Nebraska.
Your registered agent could be moving out of state, or they could be a former co-owner or employee who no longer works for your organization. Maybe you want to switch from an individual registered agent to a professional service that operates in all 50 states, or perhaps you’re simply unsatisfied with your current registered agent’s service.
Whatever the reason may be, each state allows you to change your registered agent at any time, and in most states the process is both simple and inexpensive. Let’s dive into the specifics of how to change your LLC’s registered agent in Nebraska.
NOTE: If you need help changing registered agents, the same services that are known for offering cheap LLC services — like LegalZoom and Zen Business — can also take over registered agent duties and file the needed paperwork.
Who Can Be a Nebraska Registered Agent?
A Nebraska registered agent is a person or business entity that has a physical address in the state. You or one of your co-owners can serve as your own registered agent, you can designate a friend or family member for this role, you can hire a lawyer or accountant as your agent, or you can hire an online business services company to provide registered agent service.
No matter who you choose to be your registered agent, they need to be physically present at the address provided to the state during all standard business hours. This person or entity does not need to have any prior experience being a registered agent, but it’s wise to choose a registered agent who is familiar with the serious responsibilities that come with this role.
There is no minimum age requirement on who can be a registered agent in the state of Nebraska. The Nebraska Secretary of State says that, “The registered agent can be a member of the entity or a designated third party who resides in Nebraska. The registered agent may be a corporation as long as the corporation is authorized to transact business in Nebraska. The registered agent’s office must be identical to the registered office. The registered agent and registered office must be continuously maintained in this state.”
For more general information regarding the role of a registered agent with a Nebraska LLC, we encourage you to check out our full guide on the topic.
What Is the Procedure for Changing Your LLC Registered Agent in Nebraska?
While the role of the registered agent is vitally important for any American business entity, this role can always be changed, and there are different rules for how to change your agent depending on which state your business operates in.
In Nebraska, a limited liability company may change its registered agent by filing a Statement of Change form, or by amending its certificate of organization.
Option 1) Filing a Statement of Change Form
The first option for changing a Nebraska LLC’s registered agent is filing a Statement of Change of Designated Office, Registered Agent, and/or Registered Agent’s Address form. There are different versions of this form for domestic and foreign LLCs, and both forms have a $15 filing fee. This form can be filed online, or you can file by mail or in person.
Option 2) Amending the Certificate of Organization
A Nebraska LLC can also change its registered agent by filing an Amended Certificate of Organization form. This filing has a $15 fee, and it may be filed online, by mail, or in person.
The standard processing time for mailed filings in Nebraska is 3-5 business days, while online filings are processed in 1-2 business days. Nebraska does not offer expedited service.
Prefer to Have a Registered Agent Service Handle Your Requirements?
A registered agent service is a company that specializes in being a registered agent for a wide variety of businesses across the country, bringing tons of expertise and a healthy dose of reliability to the role.
Most professional registered agent services operate on a national basis, meaning there’s no restrictions on which states you can operate your business in. They also tend to charge affordable rates, as you can find several registered agent services that charge around $10/month or even less for this service. In addition, most of these companies will also offer to handle the process of changing a registered agent for you.
If you’re interested in this option, we highly recommend Northwest Registered Agent.
The Law for Changing Your LLC Registered Agent in Nebraska
It’s always important to be well-informed regarding the specific laws for changing your registered agent. Nebraska does not have separate registered agent laws based on entity type or classification, but rather has one set of laws that apply to all businesses in this state.
According to Chapter 21 of the Nebraska Revised Statutes:
- A corporation may change its registered office or registered agent by delivering to the Secretary of State for filing a statement of change that sets forth:
- The name of the corporation;
- The street address of its current registered office;
- If the current registered office is to be changed, the street address of the new registered office;
- The name and street address of its current registered agent. A post office box number may be provided in addition to the street address;
- If the current registered agent is to be changed, the name of the new registered agent and the new agent’s written consent (either on the statement or attached to it) to the appointment; and
- That after the change or changes are made, the addresses of its registered office and the office of its registered agent will be identical.”
If you operate a limited liability company in the state of Nebraska, you need to designate a registered agent to receive important government document deliveries on your behalf. If you decide at any time that you would rather change your registered agent to a different individual or business entity, it’s important to know what that process looks like.
In Nebraska, a limited liability company may change its registered agent by filing a Statement of Change form, or by amending its certificate of organization. They’re both simple documents with reasonable filing fees, but if you’d rather have a registered agent service handle this task for you, you certainly have that option.
We hope this article helped you improve your understanding of changing a registered agent in Nebraska, and as always we thank you for choosing Registered Agent Ready!