According to Chapter 4, Article 2 (Arizona Revised Statute) limited liability companies can be formed by filing online (Domestic | Foreign) or through the submission of printed PDF documents and an accompanying filing fee. Filing fees in Arizona are $50 for domestic or $150 for foreign LLCs. You must return the application and all required documents to the Arizona Corporation Commission. Alternatively, the entire application and process of paying the filing fees can be completed online if domestic.
How to File
Step 1- You will first need to ensure that the name you have selected for your LLC has not already been chosen, and/or too similar to an already existing entity. To verify that your chosen name is unique you must Search the Business Database. You may also reserve a business name for 120 days prior to registration by filing a Name Reservation application ($10).
Step 2- The next step in the filing process is to provide your filing information online (if applicable) or by PDF. Select the link below which corresponds with your business type to learn more about the exact filing requirements.
Step 3- After submitting the necessary filing information you must now pay the associated filing fee. Depending on the way in which you have chosen to complete the application you will either write a check or money order that is payable to Arizona Corporation Commission or make an online payment using your credit card. Domestic LLCs will be required to provide $50 upon submission while foreign LLCs must pay $150. Acceptance of payment by credit card will mark the end of the online registration process.
Step 4- Paper filers will need to send their completed application, the filing fee and any additional documents to the address below and await confirmation from the Arizona Corporation Commission.
Arizona Corporation Commission
1300 W. Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85007
EIN– Representatives of LLCs may be required to obtain an Employer Identification number after filing with the Arizona Corporation Commission. An EIN is necessary to be able to conduct financial activity. Without this number your LLC will not be able to hire employees, get credit cards, and open bank accounts. Applying can be accomplished Online or through the mail with the PDF Form SS-4. Click on the link at the heading of this paragraph for more information.
Operating Agreement– While an operating agreement is not required by the state of Arizona to form an LLC, it is a highly recommended addition. Creating an operating agreement serves as an agreement between the owners and managers of the formed LLC which outline a vast array of rights and regulations that can have an important role in your LLC’s growth and success. We have provided an agreement template in both MS Word and Adobe PDF formats that you can access by clicking on the link at the heading of this paragraph.