Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing


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We are a service company that can help you file with the Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing. We are not associated with this nor any other government agency. We offer paid services and software to help you file. You are not required to purchase our service to file - you may file directly with this agency without using our service.


Contact Information

Physical address:
333 W. Willoughby Avenue, 9th Floor
Juneau, AK 99801

Mailing address:
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806

Phone: 907-465-2550
Fax: 907-465-2974

Web: Home Name search Forms File online
Email: corporations@alaska.gov

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Alaska Business License

Agency:Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Law:

AS § 43.70.020

Fact Checked:9/18/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Alaska Business License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or Online.

Agency Fee:

$50 for annual or $100 for biennial.

Turnaround:

Immediate for online or 10-15 business days for mail.

Fact Checked:8/4/17

Registration Renewal

Form:

Alaska Business License Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail or Online.

Agency Fee:

$50 for annual or $100 for biennial.

Turnaround:

Immediate for online or 10-15 business days for mail.

Due:

Annually or Biennially by December 31 depending on if you paid for one year or two.

Penalties:

After 2 years of non-renewal, your license will lapse and you will need to apply for a new one.

Fact Checked:8/4/17

Alaska Business Name Registration

Is registration mandatory?

Filing a name registration is optional.

County Level Filing:

Not required at the county level.

Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?

Exclusive rights within Alaska for 5 years. No other business will be able to register the same name in Alaska due to the distinguishable" name requirement.

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Agency:Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Fact Checked:8/17/18

Initial Registration
Name Registration

Agency:Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Form:

Business Name Registration

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$25

Turnaround:

Immediate for online or 10-15 days by mail.

Is registration mandatory?:

Filing a name registration is optional.

County Level Filing:

Not required at the county level.

Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?:

Exclusive rights within Alaska for 5 years. No other business will be able to register the same name in Alaska due to the "distinguishable" name requirement.

Notes:
  • To register a name a current Business License is required.
  • If you are a sole proprietorship or general partnership, you must obtain your business license first.
  • If you only need to protect the name for up to 120 days while an entity is being filed, file a name reservation instead.
  • Publication of registration is not required in Alaska.
Fact Checked:3/17/17

Registration Renewal
Name Registration

Agency:Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Form:

Business Name Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$25

Turnaround:

Immediate for online or 10-15 days by mail.

Due:

By December 31 of the fifth year of registration. The year in which the registration becomes effective is considered a full year.

Fact Checked:3/17/17

Alaska Business Name Reservation

Agency:Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Fact Checked:10/2/20

Initial Registration

Form:

New Business Name Reservation

Agency Fee:

$25

Notes:

Name reservations expire after 120 days.

Fact Checked:10/2/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Business Name Reservation Renewal

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Name reservations expire 120 days after initial filing.

Notes:

Renewal can only be filed twice for a given name and grants an extension of 120 days.

Fact Checked:10/2/20

Amendment of Reserved or Registered Name

Form:

Business Name Reservation Transfer

Agency Fee:

$25

Notes:

Used to transfer name reservation rights to another person.

Fact Checked:10/2/20

Alaska Entity Registration

Agency:Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:2/6/19

Alaska Foreign Corporation Name Registration

Agency:Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Fact Checked:10/2/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Foreign Corporate Name Registration

Agency Fee:

$25

Notes:

A foreign corporation name registration expires at the end of the calendar year.

Fact Checked:10/2/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Foreign Corporate Name Registration

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

A foreign corporation name registration expires at the end of the calendar year.

Notes:

Renewing grants a one calendar year extension of the name registration.

Fact Checked:10/2/20

Corporate Filings

We track the following filings with the Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing in order to provide compliance services to our clients. We share this reference information with the general public as a courtesy. As a registered agent client, you get access to state templates pre-filled with our company information to help you save time looking up information.

Biennial Report

Agency:Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Form:

Enter your entity # then click 'Print Form'

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:

$25 for nonprofit corporations. $100 for cooperative corporations. $25 for religious corporations.

Turnaround:

Immediately online. ~10-15 business days by paper.

Due:

July 2nd. If you initially filed/registered in an even numbered year the Biennial Report will be due in July of every even numbered year. If you initially filed in an odd numbered year the Biennial Report will be due in July of every odd numbered year. You can start filing 3 months prior.

Law:

Alaska Stat. § 10.20.630

Penalties:

$5 late fee if filed after August 1.

Fact Checked:1/11/21

Certificate of Authority - Foreign Business Corporation

Agency:Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Form:

Certificate of Authority

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$350

Law:

AK Stat § 10.06.705

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Good standing certificate not required.

Fact Checked:3/25/21

Certificate of Authority - Foreign Nonprofit Corporation

Agency:Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Form:

Certificate of Authority

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50

Law:

AK Stat § 10.20.455

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Good standing certificate not required.

Fact Checked:3/25/21

Certificate of Compliance

Agency:Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Filing Method:

Online only

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:3/23/21

Initial Report

Agency:Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Form:

Enter your entity number then click 'Print Form'

Filing Method:

Mail or Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Within 6 months of incorporation.

Law:

Alaska Stat. § 10.06.811

Fact Checked:11/2/18

Name Registration

Agency:Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Form:

Business Name Registration

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$25

Turnaround:

Immediate for online or 10-15 days by mail.

Is registration mandatory?:

Filing a name registration is optional.

County Level Filing:

Not required at the county level.

Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?:

Exclusive rights within Alaska for 5 years. No other business will be able to register the same name in Alaska due to the "distinguishable" name requirement.

Notes:
  • To register a name a current Business License is required.
  • If you are a sole proprietorship or general partnership, you must obtain your business license first.
  • If you only need to protect the name for up to 120 days while an entity is being filed, file a name reservation instead.
  • Publication of registration is not required in Alaska.
Fact Checked:3/17/17

Registration of Foreign LLC

Agency:Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Form:

Registration of Foreign LLC

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$350

Law:

AK Stat § 10.50.605

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Good standing certificate not required.

Fact Checked:3/25/21

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