We are transitioning to a new database system. Beginning March 26, 2013 at 8:00 PM, online submission features will be suspended – there will be no online submission of annual reports, and no online name reservations or certificates of good standing. The online submission features will return April 1, 2013.
Throughout this transition, you may still submit paper documents. Click here for more information.
Welcome to the Arizona Corporation Commission Corporations Division's Public Access System. The following information is included here to help you find information about corporations and limited liability companies with a business presence in Arizona, and their statutory agents, officers, and directors. Click on one of the tabs below for more detailed instructions:
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Electronically Filing a Name Reservation
You may check whether a name is available and reserve the name that you intend to use for your company via this website. The reservation of the name can be paid for by Visa, MasterCard or American Express, will be effective for 120 days and assures that no other person can take the name that you reserve during that period of time. On-line name reservation will be granted immediately!
The name you reserve must include the identifier required in Arizona Revised Statutes (identifiers are words such as "Corporation", "Incorporated", "Association", or “Limited Liability Company”). For a complete list of corporate identifiers, please refer to the Arizona Corporation Commission Naming Standards. When completing the name reservation, you will also be asked to indicate what type of entity you intend to form with the reserved name (Business Corporation, Limited Liability Company, etc.) to assure that the name that you want meets the statutory requirements for that type of entity.
An important bit of information to consider: Now that on-line name reservations are available, on-line reservations will take precedence over all other documents filed on paper and submitted by mail, fax or over-the-counter. In other words, if we have received your paper reservation or filing, but it has not yet been examined and processed, an e-filer requesting the same name would be granted the name. Therefore, we are strongly encouraging you to use this new e-file option so that you have the best possible chance of getting the name you desire.
Over-the-counter services will be affected as follows: If you come to the counter to reserve a name, you will be encouraged to use the computer kiosk in our lobby to reserve your name. If you choose not to do this, your paper filing may be processed as an expedited filing or a regular filing. Should you choose the expedited option, the filing will require an additional expedite fee of $35 and the reservation will be processed in 1-5 working days, depending on volume. Using this option will come with the risk that an on-line filer could reserve the name you have requested during that 1-5 day period. This is why we are recommending that you reserve your name using the new on-line option. If it takes more than 5 working days to process your expedited paper reservation and another e-filer takes your name after the 5th day, you will be entitled to a refund. A name reservation filed as “regular” at the counter will require only the $10 filing fee, and will take a minimum of five days to process.
All Regular filing fees, Expedite and Electronic filing fees are NON REFUNDABLE pursuant to A.R.S §§10-122, 10-2020, 10-2079, 10-2145, 10-3122 & §29-851. Expedite fees (or any other filing fees) paid for a filing cannot be re-applied to any other subsequent filing.
To reserve a name, click here.