Arizona Registered Agent
A local Arizona registered agent is required when forming a business in Arizona.
What is an Arizona registered agent?
Arizona refers to a resident agent or registered agent as a statutory agent. An Arizona statutory agent can be either an organization qualified by the AZ Corporation Commission or an adult individual. You furnish the registered agent name and address on your corporate paperwork with the state. The AZ registered agent is responsible for receiving renewal notices and legal notices on your behalf, and forwarding them to your organization. Arizona registered agents must have a physical location in Arizona and be present at that address during normal business hours. Typically a deputy or process server will deliver the legal service of process to the Arizona resident agent’s address. A party to a lawsuit may also deliver the court papers by certified mail to the Arizona registered agent at the registered office address and that will be legal proof that you have been served, regardless of whether or not your registered agent delivers it to your company.
The Arizona statutory agent’s obligation is to be available at the address listed as the AZ registered office address during normal business hours. All official documents from the state will be sent to the Arizona resident agent’s address.
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What types of businesses are required to have an Arizona registered agents?
All corporations, professional and nonprofit organizations and LLCs deal with the file and maintain their AZ statutory agent with the AZ Corporation Commission. Limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships and limited liability limited partnerships doing business in Arizona file and maintain a statutory agent with the Arizona Secretary of State. The statutory agent may have a mailing address that includes a post office box as long as a physical location is listed first.
How do we handle items we receive as your Arizona resident agent?
We scan all legal notices; annual renewal notices and other official documents received and upload them into your online account locally in Arizona. You receive immediate email notification of any document uploaded into your Arizona resident agent’s account.
As an added Arizona resident agent service, we track your Arizona annual report due date and send you reminders with instructions for filing your report in a timely manner with the State of Arizona and Corporation Commission and Secretary of State.
How do you change your registered agent in Arizona?
You file the Corporation Statement of Change of Known Place of Business Address, Principal Office Address, or Statutory Agent form by mail, in person or by fax. The corporate form is free. LLCs file LLC Statement of Change of Known Place of Business Address or Statutory Agent by mail, in person or fax. The LLCs form carries a $5 filing fee. Both forms must be accompanied by the Cover Sheet and Statutory Agent Acceptance. The acceptance does not require an original signature. It will take Arizona three to four weeks to change your agent if filed with standard processing. For an additional $35 expedite fee the Statement of Change will be finished in about three business days.
LPs, LLPs and LLLPs change their agent for service of process by filing an Amendment to Certificate by mail or in person to the Arizona Secretary of State with a $10 fee.
Benefits of hiring Resident Agent LLC as your Arizona registered agent service provider:
- Arizona Franchise Tax report reminders
- Access to library of forms to file in Arizona
- Arizona registered agent service immediately
You can order online for Arizona statutory agent service in all 51 jurisdictions or add states in your online account at any time.