How do I downgrade or close my account?

You would like to downgrade or close your account. Have you considered all of the options available to you? DocuSign has a variety of plans to choose from to fit your needs.

When you sign up for a DocuSign plan, you must agree to the Terms and Conditions for Use of DocuSign Service Plans. This agreement contains important information about fees and payment terms, return of balances, account terms, and terminations. We can only process cancellations and refunds according to the terms specified there.

Should I downgrade or close my account?

We generally recommend downgrading your account to a free plan, rather than closing it. This will enable you to retain access to your existing completed documents, free of charge. However it will limit your ability to send future documents.
Note: Free accounts can only have a single user.

As an alternative we offer the option to downgrade your plan to a lower paid plan. This can be done on the Plan Change page, using these steps.

If you decide to close your account, we recommend that you download all of your documents, as they will not be accessible after cancellation/closure.

Change toFeatures no longer accessibleFeatures retained
FreeTemplates, Reports, Custom Fields, Multiple Users, SendingEnvelope History (both sent and signed), Saved Signatures
PaidWe offer a variety of plans to suit your needsWe offer a variety of plans to suit your needs
ClosedAccess to envelope history, Saved signatures, Ability to download completed documents from within DocuSignNone

Account Closure Requirements

  • You must be a DocuSign Account Administrator.
  • Certain DocuSign account plans allow you to change your plan from directly within your account. If you do not see the option to Change Plan under Settings | Plan and Billing, you may need to contact your administrator or submit a support case.
  • Note: If you have purchased your DocuSign account subscription through iTunes or Google Play please follow the steps outlined in the corresponding article below:

Account Downgrade/Closure Steps

Locate your DocuSign role below, for proper steps to account closure.

User – without a Settings tab

Contact your DocuSign Account Administrator to close your membership.

Administrator – with the option to "Change Plan" under Settings | Plan and Billing:

  1. Visit
  2. Log in as an Administrator.
  3. Select the Settings tab from the top menu.
  4. Navigate to Plan and Billing and click on the Change Plan link.
  5. Select Cancel Subscription to downgrade to a free plan.
  6. Follow the remaining prompts.

If you would like to close your account, you will need to submit a support case. Be sure to download all documents beforehand, as they will not be accessible after closure. See this article on how to submit a case.

Note: When cancelling or downgrading a pre-paid subscription, your account will be changed at the end of the subscription term. No further action is required. 

Administrator – without the option to "Change Plan" under Settings | Plan and Billing:

Submit a support case with your request for processing account closures, plan changes, and refunds.
The following information will be required in order to process your request:

  • DocuSign Account number
  • Account administrators email address
  • Last 4 digits of the credit card number
  • Contact phone number

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