Arizona Articles of Organization

Articles of organization form your Arizona LLC.

Preparing and filing your articles of organization is the first step in starting your limited liability company (LLC). Approval of this document secures your business name and creates the legal entity of the LLC. Only after this approval can you obtain a Federal Tax ID (EIN), open a bank account, sign contracts, and otherwise conduct business.

Benefits

Incorporating provides many important benefits:

  • Limits the liability of the members (owners) and managers
  • Fulfills statutory requirements to register your business name
  • Adds credibility

Fast Facts

Agency:Arizona Corporation Commission - Corporations Division
Form:

Articles of Organization

Instructions:

Instructions L010i: Articles of Organization

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person, or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 + optional $35 expedite fee

Turnaround:

See state-published current processing times (usually about two months). ~7-10 business days for $35 expedite fee.

Law:

ARS §29-601 et seq

Notes:

A complete application package contains:

  • Form CFCVLR: Cover sheet
  • Form L010: Articles of Organization
  • Form L040: Manager Structure Attachment or Form L041: Member Structure Attachment
  • Form L042: Organizer attachment, if applicable
  • Form M002: Statutory Agent Acceptance
  • Payment including optional expedite fee
Fact Checked:6/13/17
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