How to Incorporate in Arizona

Incorporate a Business in Arizona - Filing Incorporation Documents in Arizona

Incorporate a Business In Arizona
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To incorporate in Arizona, you must submit Articles of Incorporation. This article provides details on what to include in the Articles of Incorporation, the amount of the incorporation fee, and where to send the incorporation documents and fee.

Information necessary to prepare Articles of Incorporation

Arizona Articles of Incorporation must include the following:

  • The name of the corporation. The corporate name must contain a corporate ending which may be “corporation,” “association,” “company,” “limited,” “incorporated” or an abbreviation of any of these words. If you are the holder or assigne of a trade name, attach trade name
  • The initial business (purpose) of the corporation.
  • The street address of the known place of business in Arizona. This can also be the address of the statutory agent (same as a Registered Agent). The Registered Agent is the person responsible for sending and receiving corporate documents and correspondence, on behalf of the corporation.
  • The signature of the statutory agent (acknowledge acceptance).
  • The names and addresses of the initial board members (minimum one).
  • The number of initial authorized shares of stock.
  • The street address of the statutory agent (same as a registered agent).
  • The names and contact information and signatures for the Incorporator(s). The incorporator is the individual who is filing the Articles of Incorporation and any other official documents required by the state; his/her duties are completed once the corporation is incorporated.

How to File Articles of Incorporation for Arizona Corporations

Go to the Corporate Forms Page and open the three document you need to complete and submit:

  • the Cover Sheet
  • the Articles of Incorporation, and
  • a Certificate of Disclosure (disclosing prior convictions and bankruptcies of officers/directors)

These forms are in PDF "Fillable" format. When you have filled in the forms online, print them out and mail to the address below.

Publication is Required

Within 60 days after the Commission files (approves) the Articles of Incorporation, you must publish a copy of the document in a newspaper of general circulation in the county of the known place of business in Arizona for three consecutive publications.

Do not publish until the document has been approved and filed by the Commission. A list of qualified newspapers will be enclosed with your approval letter and is also available on the Commission website, www.azcc.gov/divisions/corporations. You may file the Affidavit of Publication you will receive from the newspaper, but filing it is not mandatory. The entity may be subject to administrative dissolution if it fails to publish.

Incorporation Fees

Articles of incorporation Filing Fee $60 ($90 for expedited filing)

Contact Information

Address: 1300 W. Washington, 1st floor, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 1-602-542-3026, In-state: 1-800-345-5819

For more information on incorporation in Arizona, and other corporate actions (change of address, dissolution, etc.), see the Arizona Secretary of State , Business Entities Division website.

For more details on how to incorporate a business, you can refer to this article on How to Incorporate a business, which includes information on how to incorporate in every U.S. state.

Disclaimer. The information in this article is not intended to be, nor should it be relied upon, as legal advice. The author makes no claims about the completeness or accuracy of this information; states change regulations. fees, and names of documents and this article may not have the most up to date information regarding incorporation in a specific state. Your situation may be more complex and require additional information for your state.
Some states have several incorporation forms, depending upon the type of corporation. Be sure to read carefully both in this information and on your state's website, to determine the best corporation form for your business.
Before you submit incorporation documents or fees to your state, check your state's Secretary of State (business division) website or consult with your legal advisor.