Arizona Registered Agent
Business owners looking to form a company in the state of Arizona must remember to choose a registered agent. Finding a trustworthy registered agent can go a long way toward determining a company’s success. In the state of Arizona, business owners may commonly see registered agents also referred to as statutory agents.
A registered agent is a business or individual who serves as a company’s representative. They are typically tasked with accepting documents on the LLC’s behalf, including official government correspondence. This can include service of process notices, tax information, communication from the Corporation Commission, and notices of lawsuits. Registered agents act as a middle-man, as it is their job to see that members of the LLC receive these documents.
Arizona Requirements For Individual Registered Agents
Fortunately for business owners in Arizona, the Corporations Division of the state’s Corporation Commission provides detailed requirements about what they’re looking for in a company’s individual statutory agent.
- If an individual, that person must be at least 18 years of age. The individual must also be a permanent, full-time resident of the state of Arizona
- Members of the business can serve as the company’s registered agent.
- The agent must exist at a registered office, or a physical location and mailing address in the state of Alaska.
- The agent must be willing to receive service of processes, notices, and demands on behalf of the company.
- The statutory agent must have a permanent, full-time physical or street address in the state of Arizona.
Arizona Requirements For A Company Serving As A Registered Agent
Additionally, businesses in Arizona could choose to have a third-party company act as an agent on their behalf.
- The company could be a domestic or foreign corporation that is authorized to transact business in Arizona
- A corporation or LLC cannot be its own statutory agent and instead must appoint someone apart from itself
- The company must have a physical address in the state of Arizona
DoMyLLC Can Serve As Your Registered Agent
It’s critical that new business owners find a registered agent upon who they can trust and rely. At DoMyLLC, we offer registered agent services to those looking to file as an LLC or corporation in the state of Arizona. When hiring us to serve as a registered agent, business owners can rest assured that they are receiving reliable, professional services, including:
- A physical address in the state of Arizona, meeting requirements set forth by the Corporation Commission’s Office.
- An office available during business hours from Monday through Friday. We can accept all legal correspondence for a company.
- A secure online account where business owners can manage your documents.
- An innovative management system design making it easier than ever for business owners to handle all legal correspondence, even if they’re not in the state.
- A compliance reminder system that informs business owners when annual report filings are due, ensuring they never miss a deadline.
- A compliance calendar, which is an easy-to-view method that allows owner to track when annual reports are due.
- A vast document library that includes both state and internal paperwork for Corporations and LLCs
- Links to state and government agencies
- Unlimited document storage
If businesses in Arizona miss important deadlines, such as annual report filings, they could be subject to harsh penalties. When hiring DoMyLLC as a registered agent, business owners can trust that their information will be uploaded to the online management system immediately upon delivery and that they will never miss an important deadline. DoMyLLC allows business owners to focus on running their business instead of having to burden themselves with compliance paperwork.
How To Change Your Arizona Registered Agent
If you are a business owner in the state of Arizona who is not satisfied with the registered agent currently representing your company, it’s possible that you can make a change
- Hire a New Agent – First and foremost, business owners must choose a new registered agent. The Corporation Commission will request to see this information when a business files their Statement of Change, so business owners should have already secured a new agent before removing their existing agent.
- File the Required Change of Agent Paperwork with the Corporation Commission – To make a change to their statutory agent, business owners must file a Statement of Change. When submitting, companies must first list the exact name of the corporation as its shown in the records of the Arizona Corporation Commission. Companies must then include the new stress address for the statutory agent and the name of the new agent. Business owners can submit this information by mail or in person. In addition to the Statement of Change, businesses must also include a cover sheet and the statutory agent acceptance. Arizona businesses are also able to make changes to their registered agent information when filing their annual report.
- Pay the Filing Fee – There is no cost for LLCs, Partnerships, or Corporations to change their statutory agent. Additionally, the state allows companies to pay an expedite filing fee of $35 to cut down on the processing time. Arizona tends to have an extremely slow processing time. Many business owners choose to pay for n expedited filing to speed up the process.
State Filing Fees
The cost of filing initial paperwork with the state of Arizona can fluctuate drastically depending on the type of business submitting the forms. Below, you’ll find a detailed breakdown of the filing fee costs in Arizona for various companies. Failure to pay the correct amount could cause significant processing delays.
|Entity Type||State Fee Registered Agent Change|
|Domestic Arizona Corporation||$0|
|Domestic Arizona Limited Liability Company||$0|
|Domestic Arizona Non-Profit Corporations||$0|
|Domestic & Foreign Partnerships (LP, LLP, LLLP)||$0|
|Foreign Non-Profit Corporations||$0|
|Foreign Limited Liability Companies||$0|
|Corporation Entity Type||State Filing Fees for Formation|
|Domestic Arizona Corporation||$60|
|Domestic Arizona Non-Profit Corporation||$40|
|Foreign Corporation Qualification||$175|
|Foreign Non-Profit Corporation Qualification||$125|
|LLC Entity Type||State Filing Fees for Formation|
|Domestic Arizona Limited Liability Company||$50|
|Domestic Arizona Partnerships||$10|
|Foreign Limited Liability Company Qualification||$150|
|Foreign Partnership Qualification||$16-$26|