At National Registered Agents, Inc. through www.registeredagent.com, we are committed to providing our clients with quality registered agent services for businesses in the State of Arizona.
Why does every business owner need a registered agent? Registered agents are designated to receive Service of Process. Service of Process is the procedure where an individual is served with official documents about a legal issue such as a lawsuit. As a professional registered agent service, NRAI can handle all of your registered agent needs. Our number one priority is to protect your company.
In addition, we also provide various applications, forms and even email notifications to remind you of upcoming important filings. If you have questions about our registered agent service, simply call us at (800) 520-6724 and we will personally assist you.
Limited Liability Company in Arizona
A Limited Liability Company, also referred to as an LLC, is described as a type of business unit that provides its members limited liability. An LLC is very similar to a corporation because it shares certain features of a corporation, for instance, having limited liability.
In the state of Arizona, in order to be recognized as a Limited Liability Company, you must include the following phrases: “Limited Company,” “Limited Liability Company,” or use “L.L.C,” “L.C.,” “LC” or “LLC”.
Domestic LLC Formation
When forming a Limited Liability Company in Arizona, members are required to have a registered agent. When starting a business, you may reserve a name for 120 days. There is a filing fee of $10 and more than one person can apply. According to Arizona State Law, it is required to submit one copy of Articles of Organization to Arizona Corporation Commission ONLY after you have published in the local newspaper of general circulation in the county of the known business, for three consecutive publications. After filing, you must present this affidavit showing proof of the publication.
There is a $50 filing fee for the Articles of Organization. Just make a check payable to the Arizona Corporation Commission. No fee is required for the Affidavit of Publication.
Foreign LLC Registration
The process of starting a Limited Liability Company in Arizona is similar to forming a domestic corporation. The company name must have a “Limited Company” or “Limited Liability Company” in the title. You can also use “LLC” or “LC,” or “L.L.C.”, “L.C.”.
You have a 120-day time-frame to reserve a name. There is a $10 filing fee.
Individuals are required to present two copies of the Application for Registration of a Foreign Limited Liability Company to the Arizona Corporation Commission.
The individual who has official custody of the corporation records (in the state or county the company is located in) must include a “certificate of existence” within a 60 day period. The Application for Registration of a Foreign Limited Liability Company requires a filing fee of $150. The check should be payable to Arizona Corporation Commission.
Foreign Corporation Registration
When registering a foreign corporation in Arizona, the name of the corporation must include “corporation,” “association,” “company,” “bank,” “limited,” or “incorporated in the title. You may reserve a name for 120 days after issuing a $10 payment and submitting the application. In addition, you must present a short-form certificate that the company is in good standing. However, it cannot be dated earlier than 60 days before the actual submission. Also include a certified copy of the Articles of Incorporation.
Include a conformed copy of the Certificate of Disclosure and one executed original copy.
After filing for the Application for Authority (within 60 days) to register a business, it must be published in a local newspaper within the county where the business is located for three continuous issues. Include a copy of the application for authority to conduct business. Thereafter you have 90 days to file an affidavit proving the publication.
There is a filing fee of $175 for the Application for Certificate of Authority. The check should be payable to the Arizona State Corporation Commission.
Domestic Corporation Formation
Similar to the foreign corporation, the domestic corporation must also include the phrases “corporation,” “association,” “company,” “bank,” “limited,” or “incorporated in the company name.
A corporation’s name may be reserved for 120 days after application and the payment of $10 is submitted to the Arizona State Corporation Commission. There is a minimum requirement that the company has two incorporators. These individuals do not have to reside in the State of Arizona. Include the original copy of the Certificate of Disclosure (must be within thirty days of the delivery date). Also include one copy of the Consent of Statutory Agent.
Arizona State Corporation Commission requires a check payable to the Arizona State Corporation Commission for the amount of $60 for the filing of the Articles of Incorporation.
At National Registered Agents, Inc., we offer a variety of services to businesses across the country, including those in the State of Arizona. If you would like to talk with our friendly account representatives to learn more about our services, call us at (800) 520-6724 or visit us at www.registeredagent.com.