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Registered Agents and Your Arizona LLC

Your Arizona LLC needs to have a “Registered Agent.” They’re chosen by you and can accept legal notices and other correspondence for your Arizona Limited Liability Company (LLC) on your behalf. There are some rules on choosing Registered Agents:

  • If you choose a person, they must reside in Arizona
  • If you choose a business, they must be able to conduct business in Arizona
  • They must have a physical street address (not a P.O. Box)
  • They must be available in person to sign for any delivered correspondence during normal business hours

At Incfile we provide a comprehensive Registered Agent service that’s free for the first year if you incorporate through us. Our Registered Agent service includes a dashboard where you can review documents received, get automatic notification of correspondence and get free forwarding of all official, legal correspondence.

Incorporate through us to get your first year of Registered Agent services for free.

Note that in Arizona, Registered Agents are known as "Statutory Agents," so we'll use these terms interchangeably.

Arizona Registered Agents: What Type of Legal Notices Might They Receive?

An Arizona Registered Agent may receive, on behalf of your LLC:

  • Correspondence from the Arizona Corporation Commission
  • Service of process notices (e.g., if your LLC is sued or required to appear in court)
  • Official Arizona state and federal government correspondence and notifications
  • Tax forms and requests to complete permits, company filings and reports

Note that the Arizona Corporation Commission does need the address of your Registered Agent, which needs to be a street address (not a P.O. Box).

Acting as Your Own Registered Agent for Your Arizona LLC

If you live in Arizona, you might choose to be the Registered/Statutory Agent for your own LLC. Be aware that there may be some drawbacks to this:

  • The Registered Agent must have a physical street address in the state where you are forming the company. Some people establish companies outside of the state they live in and will need to use a Registered Agent service to provide the address.
  • You always need to have someone on hand to receive important documents for your business during business hours (typically 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday). A person must always be available to sign for legal correspondence. If you can’t always be around, consider using a third-party Registered Agent service like Incfile.
  • The Registered Agent’s name and address are part of the public record and available through the Arizona Corporation Commission's website. If you would prefer your name and address aren’t published, you might choose a Registered Agent service.
  • If you change your Arizona business address or move out of state, you don’t need to file additional documentation with the Corporation Commission for the new address of your Registered Agent. You will need to set up a new Registered Agent in the new state.

There are more considerations, but this should help you with your decision to use a Registered Agent service.

If You Don’t Have a Registered Agent for Your Arizona LLC

Failing to have a Registered Agent in Arizona can cause issues for your business. These include:

  • Getting served or sued and not finding out about it: If your business is sued and you don’t know about it, you could lose to a default judgment in your absence
  • Falling out of good standing with the Corporation Commission: If correspondence is undeliverable, certain states may revoke your right to do business
  • Losing your status as an Arizona LLC: A registered agent “proves” to the state that your business exists. Without it, you could lose your business entity protections and your Arizona LLC may be dissolved

Incfile Will Provide a Registered Agent for Arizona on Behalf of Your LLC

Here at Incfile, we have a reliable Registered Agent service. We provide the first year of this service completely free if you choose to form your LLC with us. After the first year, it’s only $99 for subsequent years — a small price to pay for your peace of mind. Here’s what our service provides:

  • An always available Registered Agent service that can receive correspondence, documents and legal proceedings on your behalf
  • A digital dashboard where you can access, store and retrieve any information we’ve received for your business
  • Email notification whenever we receive documents for your business
  • Automatic forwarding of all legal correspondence, documentation and information directly to you

Form your LLC with us today to get your first year of a Registered Agent service for free, including easy access to our comprehensive online dashboard.

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What are the fees and requirements to form a business in Arizona?

Filing Time and Price

The state charges this amount to file a new business entity. This fee goes directly to the Secretary of State.

State Fee State Filing Time Expedited Filing Time
$50 8 Weeks 7 Business Days

Compliance Requirements

This report is mandatory and must be filed within the specified time frame in order for the entity to remain in good standing with the state. Failure to file this report can lead to the company being revoked or administratively dissolved.

Annual Report

Frequency: No Annual Report  is due for LLCs at this time.

Important: Arizona requires that you publish a notice of filing of your Articles of Organization or alternatively, you may publish the Articles of Organization in their entirety. The publication must be in a newspaper in general circulation in the county of the known place of business in Arizona for 3 consecutive publications. The publication must be filed within 60 days of the date of organization. The LLC may be subject to administrative dissolution if it fails to publish.

Where do I publish the document? The A.C.C. does not endorse any particular newspaper, but, as a courtesy they provide a list of newspapers that have attested to the A.C.C. that they meet the statutory criteria for publishing documents. Upon publishing you will receive an Affidavit of Publication. It is not required, but you may send the Affidavit of Publication you receive from the newspaper to the A.C.C. for placement into the entity’s public record. If you do not submit the Affidavit of Publication to the A.C.C. you should retain it as part of your entity’s permanent record.

(We do not assist in the filing of the Publication Requirement)

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