The Arizona Articles of Organization are the LLC forms that must be completed and filed with the state in order to incorporate an LLC.

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It is simple to file the Arizona Articles of Organization!

We’ll walk you through the Arizona LLC Articles of Organization filing process in three simple stages.

Get Forms for Your Articles of Organization

Complete the Articles of Organization.

Keep the Articles of Organization on file.

Step 1: Obtain your Articles of Organization.

Arizona Articles of Organization may be downloaded and sent in.

Step two: Complete the Articles of Organization

We will assist you with completing the Arizona Articles of Organization in this phase.

To complete each step, you will need to know the following information:

Name of the Entity

Name of Statutory Agent and Principal Address

Type of Governing Authority

Name of the Entity

A unique and clever company name is crucial, but it is not as necessary as a legally valid name.

When selecting a name for your company, you must ensure that the name:

Meets Arizona’s naming requirements.

Is not already in use by another Arizona firm

Stick to the Arizona Naming Guidelines:

The following terms or abbreviations must appear in your name: limited liability company, limited company, L.L.C., L.C., LLC, or LC.

Your name cannot include the terms “association,” “corporation,” or “incorporated,” or any abbreviation of these phrases.

Your LLC’s name cannot include terms that may be confused with a government organisation (FBI, Treasury, State Department, etc.).

Your name must be distinct from any other current company in the state.

Examine Name Availability:

Is your name legal in Arizona? Do a name search on the Arizona Corporation Commission website to ensure that the name you desire isn’t currently in use.

Obtain a Domain Name:

We suggest that you check to see whether your company’s name is accessible as a web domain. Even if you don’t intend to create a company website right away, you may wish to purchase the URL to prevent others from doing so.
Statutory Agent and Main Office Location

In most jurisdictions, a statutory agent, also known as a registered agent, receives and transmits legal papers on behalf of your Arizona LLC. When you form your Arizona LLC, you must provide your statutory agent’s name and address.

LLCs in Arizona must additionally submit a Statutory Agent Acceptance form with their Articles of Organization.

Your statutory agent may be anybody over the age of 18 who resides in Arizona. During normal business hours, your statutory agent must always be accessible at the primary office. A P.O. box cannot be used as your primary office address.

Governing Bodies

You must specify if your LLC will have management. If you have managers, each original manager must be listed. If your LLC will be administered by its members, at least one member must be listed.

Along with your Articles of Organization, you must submit either a Member Structure Attachment form or a Manager Structure Attachment form in Arizona.

Step 3: Submit the Articles of Incorporation.

You must submit the Articles of Organization with the Arizona Corporation Commission to register your LLC.

You may submit your Articles of Organization in two ways:

Fill out the form online.

Send a physical copy by mail or in person.

Following the Official Formation of Your Arizona LLC

After filing your Articles of Organization, you should do the following:Make a Business Agreement

Obtain an EIN

Establish a Business Bank Account

Purchase Licenses and Permits

Make a Business Agreement

An Arizona LLC Operating Agreement is a legal document that defines your LLC’s ownership structure and member duties.

Although an Operating Agreement is not necessary in Arizona to incorporate an LLC, it is a good idea to have one. You may begin working on your operating agreement before, during, or after filing your Articles of Organization.

Your operating agreement will be held in the private business records of your LLC; you will not submit it with the state.

To create a bespoke operating agreement for your LLC, use our free Operating Agreement Tool.

Obtain an EIN

An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is your LLC’s equivalent of a social security number. If you want to recruit staff or create company bank accounts, you’ll need an EIN.

You may get your EIN for free by using the IRS website, fax, or mail. Read our What is an EIN article to discover more about EINs and how they might benefit your LLC.

Establish a Business Bank Account

It is critical to use specific business banking and credit accounts to safeguard your company’s corporate veil. When you combine your personal and company accounts, your personal assets (house, vehicle, and other possessions) are at danger if your LLC is sued.
Purchase Licenses and Permits

When forming an LLC, you should consider if your company requires any licences or permissions to operate legally. There are a few commercial operations that need licences or permissions on the federal level.

Learn how to secure the licences and permissions required for your company, or hire an expert to handle it for you:

Federal: For federal business licences and permits, see the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

State: Contact The State of Arizona Commerce Authority to apply for or learn more about licences, permits, and registration.

Local: Inquire with your county clerk regarding local licences and permissions.