First, go to https://filings.sos.iowa.gov/.
You will need an account to file anything on Fast Track Filing (excluding Biennial Reports). To learn how to create an account, click here. Once you are logged in, you will see a “Home” screen that displays the Fast Track Filing Communication Center. At the top of the page, there will be a navigation menu—click on “Business Filings”.
A drop-down menu will appear. Click on “File A Document”.
In the “Existing Entities” menu, click on the “Change of Registered Agent” link.
You will now be taken to a “Business Entities Search” tab, where you have the option of searching for your business by Business Name or Business Number.
You will now be redirected to the “Change of Registered Agent” form. At the top of the page, you’ll see that some of the information has already been filled in for you (such as your current business name and your current agent/office). Keep in mind that the information on your screen will look different than the photo below, which depicts a blank form.
You can leave the section titled “The current registered agent/office as indicated on the Secretary of State's records is” alone, as all the information has been auto-filled.
Next, type your new registered agent into the section that says, “The name, street address and email address of the new registered agent is:”.
Next, you will need to electronically sign the form. After you have filled out all required forms, select “Review and Pay”.
You will now be given the option to review your filing. Please make sure that there are no errors in your Change of Registered Agent form.
After you are finished, click “Submit to File” at the bottom of the page. If your submission was successful, you will see the text “Filing Submission Status: Success” on your screen.
Congratulations! Your filing has been successfully submitted. The submission will be reviewed by the Secretary of State’s office, and you will be notified by email when the filing is approved. If you also need to change your registered office, you can do so through this form.
Once the submission is complete, you will be able to see your filing in your Dashboard. To access your Dashboard:
- Visit Fast Track Filing (iowa.gov)
- Sign in with your Username and Password
- Go to “Business Filings” and then “Dashboard”