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a low cost approach to Illinois registered agent representation

We are local Chicago area company that provides registered agent service and representation for the entire state of Illinois for domestic or foreign entities that are, or intend to pursue a business presence in Illinois. 
Our goal is to provide personal and professional service so that you can successfully complete your filing on your own with confidence.  

We focus solely in Illinois to provide reliable and accurate information which is set out in layman's terms.  This allows our  clients to successfully complete their own business forms and filings with the Illinois Secretary of State.  Altimately saving you hundreds of dollars in legal fees.

P.O. Box 383
Monee, Illinois 60449 
Phone: 708-218-1696

For new business, contact: [email protected]

Physical address is delivered upon purchase of agent representation


Form BCA 5.10 

Written By Nancy Warner


Filings can be submitted to the Secretary of State by overnight mail, standard mail, fax , on-line or can be hand delivered in person.  Filing fees for the BCA 5.10 form are $25.00 if submitted by standard U.S. mail.  All other forms of delivery are considered expedited and has an additional $50.00 expedited fee included in the filing.
Fax, hand deliveries and on-line filings are considered expedited services and require additional fees.

Online filings can be accessed through this link: 

Secretary of State Mailing Address for BCA 5.10 form: 

Jesse White, Secretary of State
Department of Business Services
501 S. Second Street, Room 328
Springfield, Illinois 62756

An account with the Secretary of State must be in place prior to fax filing. The application form for an account can be accessed through this link: IL-ELF Application.

Fax filings must be accompanied by a state authorized cover sheet: IL ELF Cover Sheet. The fax numbers for filing various documents is listed on this cover sheet.


Call the Illinois Secretary of State to determine if the company is in good standing (217-782-7880). The state will not accept any filings on behalf of any company who is not current with franchise tax payments and annual report filings.

To determine who the current registered agent is,  their name, address and county information must match what is currently on the State database.  To verify your agent information follow this link and insert your company name or file number:

Clients of Illinois Registered Agent, Inc. receive complementary reviews of their filings prior to submitting to the State of Illinois as part of our service to you.


This topic will answer the following questions:
How do I change my corporation's Illinois Registered Agent with the State of Illinois?

When can I change my Illinois registered Agent?

What does it cost to change my agent in Illinois?

How do I find out who my registered agent is in Illinois?

How do I fill out the agent change BCA5.10 form ?

The Statement of Change of Registered Agent and /or office is one of the easier forms to file with the Secretary of State. However there are certain situations where the state will not accept a change in agent.

If your company is not in good standing in Illinois, the State will not accept any filings.  And if you do not renew your registered agent’s representation, the agent themselves can withdraw as your agent by filing a Notice of Resignation as Agent with the State of Illinois. In this case, the company would be required, by statute, to appoint another agent.  Entitles that do not comply with this requirement will be administratively dissolved by the Secretary of State.
The numbers on the forms used for filing agent changes, relates to the numbers in our articles.  Remember to answer all questions on the forms and to sign the document in duplicate and in black ink.
Instructions for completing BCA 5.10 Form
Items required for the BCA 5.10 form:

1). Corporation’s name that is on file with the Secretary of State’s office.

2.). List the state of Incorporation of your company

3.) The name of your current Registered Agent and their registered office address, including street and number or rural number, city, zip code and county that is on file with the Secretary of State’s office. 

4.) The name of the Registered Agent that you intend to appoint to this position including the street and number or rural number, including city, zip code and county.

5.) Statement that the Registered Agent and Registered Office address are identical.

6.) How was the change of agent authorized.

a) by consent of the Board of Directors - Any change of registered agent must be by resolution adopted by the board of
 directors. This statement must be signed by a duly authorized officer; or    

b) by the action of the Registered Agent.

7. Signature of the appropriate party of this document would be based on what box was ticked in item 6.  

If item 6a was chosen, the BCA 5.10 will be executed by an officer of the Corporation.

If item 6b was chosen, the Registered Agent filing the form would be signing.