Arizona Incorporation Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to reserve a corporate name?
No. Arizona law requires that your entity’s name be “distinguishable upon the record”. Before filing incorporation paperwork, you need to verify that the name you have chosen is available and distinguishable from other Arizona business names, but you don’t have to reserve the name.
How do I reserve a corporate name?
The reservation of your corporate name will be handled by IncParadise and is included in the price of our service.
How do I incorporate in Arizona?
When using our service, IncParadise will file, on your behalf, the required administrative forms and articles of incorporation with the appropriate Arizona agency.
AFTER FILING THE ARTICLES OR APPLICATION, THEY MUST BE PUBLISHED. Within sixty (60) days after filing with the Commission, they must be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county of the known place of business in Arizona, three (3) consecutive publications of a copy of your APPROVED Articles of Incorporation or Application for Authority. Within ninety (90) days after filing, an Affidavit evidencing the publication must be filed with the Commission.
Is a registered agent required?
Yes. In Arizona, they are called statutory agents. The statutory agent in Arizona must be either (1) an individual residing in Arizona or (2) a corporation with authority to operate in this state. As part of our ongoing service, IncParadise does provide a registered agent service option that you can select during the online registration process.
How many Incorporators are required to form a corporation in Arizona?
One or more persons are required.
How many Directors are required to start a corporation in Arizona?
None. The board of directors may appoint the officers after incorporation.
Are corporations in Arizona required to file an Annual Report?
Yes. A report must be filed every year in an anniversary month determined by the Arizona commission.
How long does it take to register a company in Arizona?
Can take between 5 to 6 months, but can expedite Corporations and LLC’s for $35. Will bring the time down to 5 to 6 weeks.
Does Arizona need a Registered Agent?
Yes, the registered agent in AZ is called a Statutory Agent. The statutory agent must either be
(1) a natural person residing in the state or (2) a corporation which has been approved to serve as a registered agent in the state.
Do I have to publish my Articles?
You must publish your filed Articles of Incorporation and your Articles of Organization in a newspaper in general circulation where the principal business office is located for three consecutive days. You must prove to the state that the articles were published with a notarized affidavit usually given you by the newspaper where you published.
What is the Arizona Corporation Commission?
The Corporations Division of the Arizona Corporation Commission approves for filing all articles of incorporation for Arizona businesses.
Does Arizona have annual reports?
Annual Reports must be filed with the Arizona Corporation Commission every year in an anniversary month determined by the commission. The fee for the report is $45. It is filed online when the Original Articles have the signature of the Director on file. Copies for Annual Report may be printed from the Web Page.