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How to File Articles of Organization in Arizona
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Updated on May 18, 2023
How to File Articles of Organization in Arizona
In Arizona, as in most states, the primary step in creating a limited liability company (LLC) is to file articles of organization with the state. This is an absolutely crucial document that helps define your business, so it’s important to do it correctly.
An LLC is a business entity that offers liability protection for owners, as well as pass-through taxation, much like a sole proprietorship.
What are Articles of Organization?
The articles of organization is a legal document you need to file with the state to form your LLC and officially become a legal entity. It will specify details about your company and establish your LLC as a registered business entity in Arizona.
The document is similar to the articles of incorporation you would file to form a corporation instead of an LLC.
How to File the Arizona Articles of Organization
In Arizona, the process to file articles of organization is quite simple. The crucial first step is gathering the required information about your new LLC, before proceeding with the filing itself.
Here are the steps you’ll need to take to create your new business entity:
- Gather the required information about your business.
- Entity Name
- Arizona Statutory Agent Name
- Principal Address
- Governing Authority Type
- Visit the Arizona Corporate Commission website
Find Arizona’s articles of organization form here. It’s easiest to fill out the form online and file immediately, but you can also download it, fill it out and mail it in. If you choose to mail in your documentation, Arizona requires you to also submit a cover sheet.
- Filling out Articles of Organization Document
If you don’t already have an eCorp account, you’ll need to create one to file your Arizona articles of organization online. Once you’ve created an account, log in and choose “Create a New LLC” from the main dashboard page.
On the next screen, choose “Limited Liability Company” and click “Next”. You’ll then be brought to the start of the online articles of organization form.
When prompted, enter your entity information, statutory agent, principal address and information, and organizer information. The last step is a final review of your information. Once completed, click “Go To Payment Details” at the bottom.
When filling out your articles of organization form, be sure to check and double-check that all the information is accurate and up-to-date. Maybe you’ve just moved, or use your middle initial in official documents, such as with your bank account. If you get it wrong now, changing it later can be a real pain. So accuracy is crucial.
- File Articles of Organization – The final step in the process is to submit payment through the website’s payment screen or mail in all documentation. The filing fee in Arizona is $50. You also can pay an extra fee to expedite processing time. If you choose the standard option, your LLC should be officially formed within 7-9 business days from filing.
Arizona Corporations Commission Contact Info
1300 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Tucson Office (Walk-ins only):
400 W. Congress Street
Tucson, AZ 85701
Customer Service: (602) 542-3026
Toll Free In-State Only: 1-(800) 345-5819
Email: [email protected]
Director’s Office: (602) 542-3521
Fax Numbers: (602) 542-4100
The Bottom Line
In Arizona, it’s relatively easy to create an LLC, but you do need to jump through a few hoops. You now have all the information you need to officially create your new business and begin your entrepreneurial journey in the Grand Canyon state.
Frequently Asked Questions
You do not need an attorney to file articles of organization in Arizona. You can easily file online yourself, or use a business formation service. ZenBusiness’s online LLC formation service will enable you to form your LLC in just a few minutes.
To amend your LLC articles of organization, log into your eCorp online account, select “Change People or Amend Articles” from the menu, and complete the prompts. You can also complete and mail in an Articles of Amendment form. The filing fee is $25.
To request a certified copy of your articles of organization, complete a Records Request Form and deliver it to the Corporations Division Records Section by mail or in person. The fee is $15 plus $.50 per page.
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