When an individual wants to establish a
business in the State of Arizona, he/she must register his/her
business with the Arizona Secretary of State Corporations. In order for a
business to operate in Arizona, it must be registered with this Department. All necessary procedures must be completed whether a
business is domestic or foreign, or whether it is a limited liability
corporation or a non-profit corporation.
An individual can obtain information related
to all necessary business filings online. Online, the Arizona Secretary of
State Corporations provides individuals with information regarding filing deadlines and filing fees.
It is important that a business owner file the necessary paperwork by the
specified deadline or he/she will be charged a late fee.
Registration fees vary depending upon the
type of business entity that is being established. For example, there is no
charge associated with establishing a charitable organization, while it costs
$20 to register as an athletic agent. It is important to review this
information prior to registering a business entity.
The Arizona Secretary of State Corporations provides individuals with access to the rules and regulations
associated with the filing procedure. This Department seeks to ensure that business entities adhere
to all business laws and regulations. As a result, this Department helps to protect consumers.
An individual can access information about
established businesses through the Arizona Secretary of State Corporations
website. In addition to this Department, the State of Arizona also maintains the Arizona Corporation