Your Arizona Registered Agent provides various services, including the acceptance of formal documents and correspondence from the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC).
Your LLC must have a Statutory Agent in Arizona at all times. You can appoint one when you first start your business. You can also replace your existing Arizona Statutory Agent at a later date, provided there is a smooth transition between the old and new agents.
Note that the address for your Arizona agent does not need to be the same as your Arizona LLC business address.
What an Arizona Statutory Agent Does
The main function of an Arizona Statutory Agent is to accept official documents and correspondence.
Having a Registered Agent also provides proof to the state that your business exists.
Incfile Provides Free Arizona Statutory Agent Services for the First Year
Incfile provides complete Arizona Statutory Agent services for any LLC that’s formed in the state. Even better, if you form your LLC business through Incfile, your Registered Agent service is completely free for the first year and only $119 a year after that.
Incfile is authorized to conduct business in Arizona and can legally act as your Statutory Agent. Here’s what our Registered Agent service provides:
Appointing a Statutory Agent for Your LLC
When you first form your LLC, you must appoint a Registered Agent. You can change it at any point after that. Here’s how to go about it.
Assign a Statutory Agent When You Form Your LLC
Your business must have a Registered Agent as soon as it’s formed. You can do this in one of two ways:
When you formally file your Articles of Organization with the ACC, you’re required to include details of your Statutory Agent.
When you form your LLC with us, you’ll get a free year of our Registered Agent service. Then with the information that you provide, we’ll fill and file your Articles of Organization for you.
Assign a Different Statutory Agent After Formation
After you form your LLC, you have a few options to modify your Registered Agent.
Once you’ve chosen a new Registered Agent, you can complete the LLC Statement of Change of Principal Address or Statutory Agent form available on the ACC website. Once you’ve filled it out, send it to the ACC with a fee payment of $5 so they can update your records.
With our Registered Agent service, we’ll collect important information about your business, complete the LLC Statement of Change of Principal Address or Statutory Agent form on your behalf and send it to the ACC. Then we’ll let you know once we officially become your Statutory Agent.
Arizona Registered Agent Search
On some occasions, you might want to know the name of the Registered Agent that represents LLC in Arizona. This information is available in the state's business database.
If the Registered Agent isn’t available from the searchable business registry, contact the ACC and request the information you need.
What Happens If You Don’t Have a Registered Agent?
Acting as Your Own Registered Agent
You can be the Registered Agent for your LLC if you have an address in Arizona. We don’t recommend this approach as there are some potentially serious drawbacks:
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FAQs About Arizona Statutory Agents
Yes. The ACC mandates all LLCs in the state have a Registered Agent. You'll find more details above.
When you start your Arizona business with the ACC, you must assign a Registered Agent. You can modify your agent afterward by filing the correct form. If you form your business through Incfile, we'll fill and file all the forms on your behalf. You'll find more information above.
Yes, but it’s not recommended for the reasons listed above.
Yes. And if you use a company as your Registered Agent, that company must be legally able to conduct business in your state. You'll find more information above.