(a)  In the event that a corporation has never designated a registered office or registered agent, or in the event that a corporation's or limited liability company's registered agent has resigned, the entity may designate a registered agent and/or registered office.

(b)  The information required for the designation of a registered agent or a registered office shall be set forth in a statement which shall be substantially the same as that provided for in the change of a registered agent or registered office, except that it shall be unnecessary to set forth information concerning the current registered agent or current registered office.

(c)  With respect to documents permitted to be filed with the Office of the Secretary of State, a person shall consistently use the same name and same business office address in each instance in which that person serves as registered agent for any corporation or limited liability company.

(d)  A person who serves as registered agent for more than one corporation or limited liability company may notify the Secretary of State of the change of the address of the registered offices of such entities by attaching a list of the names of those entities to the statement required to be filed by G.S. 55-5-02, 55-15-08, 55A-5-02, 55A-15-08, 57C-2-41, or 57C-7-08.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 55-1-30; 55-5-01; 55-15-07; 55A-1-30; 55A-5-01; 55A-15-07; 55D-5; 55D-30; 55D-31; 55D-32; 57D-1-30; 57D-2-40; 57D-7-06;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

ARRC Objection Lodged June 21, 1990;

Temporary Amendment Eff. July 1, 1990 For a Period of 180 Days to Expire on December 27, 1990;

ARRC Objection Removed August 20, 1990;

Amended Eff. March 1, 1996; February 1, 1991;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. December 20, 2015.