Arizona Secretary of State - Business Services


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We are a service company that can help you file with the Arizona Secretary of State - Business Services . 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

Mailing address:
1700 W. Washington Street, Fl. 7
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2808

Phone: Charities: 602-542-6187
Fax: 602-542-4366

Web: Home Name search

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Arizona Secretary of State - Business Services 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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Arizona Charitable Solicitation Registration

Not required



Charitable Solicitation Registration licensure is not required on the State level in Arizona.

  • As of September 13, 2013, Arizona no longer requires charitable solicitation fundraising registration or renewal for most charities.
  • Congressionally chartered veteran's groups may be required to register with the secretary of state.
  • Some Arizona counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.
More information: Arizona Secretary of State - Business Services

Arizona Partnership Name Reservation

Agency:Arizona Secretary of State - Business Services
Fact Checked:10/2/20

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Mail or fax.

Agency Fee:

$10

Notes:

No form is currently available, instead make a written request. Name reservations expire after 120 days and cannot be renewed.

Fact Checked:10/2/20

Arizona Trade Name Registration

Is registration mandatory?

Trade name registration is optional.

County Level Filing:

Not required at the county level.

Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?

Trade name registration does not constitute exclusive rights to the holder of the name.

Agency:Arizona Secretary of State - Business Services
Fact Checked:8/17/18

Initial Registration
Trade Name

Agency:Arizona Secretary of State - Business Services
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$10

Is registration mandatory?:

Trade name registration is optional.

Notarize:Required
County Level Filing:

Not required at the county level.

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

Trade name registration does not constitute exclusive rights to the holder of the name.

Notes:
  • Arizona LLCs, corporations, and other entities need not file a trade name registration prior to formation.
  • You do not need to register with both the Corporation Commission and the Secretary of State because names are cross-indexed between the two divisions.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Publication of registration is not required in Arizona.
Fact Checked:3/17/17

Registration Renewal
Trade Name

Agency:Arizona Secretary of State - Business Services
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Due by the date of registration every 5 years.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:3/17/17

Corporate Filings

We track the following filings with the Arizona Secretary of State - Business Services 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.

Annual Report

Agency:Arizona Secretary of State - Business Services
Form:

Annual Report

Filing Method:

In-person or Mail.

Agency Fee:

$3

Turnaround:

2-3 weeks; expedited service available for $25 (24-48 hours) 

Due:

Annually by April 30. Can be filed as early as January 1.

Law:

A.R.S. § 29-1103

Penalties:

$25 late fee. Possible loss of qualification.

Fact Checked:1/11/21

Certificate of Existence

Agency:Arizona Secretary of State - Business Services
Form:

Public Records Request

Agency Fee:

$5

Fact Checked:3/23/21

Change Statutory Agent

Agency:Arizona Secretary of State - Business Services
Form:

All Limited Partnerships Amendment to Certificate

Filing Method:

Mail or fax.

Agency Fee:

$13 plus $3 per additional page. Expedite for an additional $25.

Fact Checked:6/13/17

Trade Name

Agency:Arizona Secretary of State - Business Services
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$10

Is registration mandatory?:

Trade name registration is optional.

Notarize:Required
County Level Filing:

Not required at the county level.

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

Trade name registration does not constitute exclusive rights to the holder of the name.

Notes:
  • Arizona LLCs, corporations, and other entities need not file a trade name registration prior to formation.
  • You do not need to register with both the Corporation Commission and the Secretary of State because names are cross-indexed between the two divisions.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Publication of registration is not required in Arizona.
Fact Checked:3/17/17

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