Arizona LLC Publication Requirement Waived in two counties

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Arizona LLCs in Maricopa & Pima County

If your LLC’s Arizona Statutory Agent has an address in Maricopa County or Pima County, you don’t have to fulfill the publication requirement for starting an Arizona LLC.

This exception to the rule comes from House Bill 2447, which amended Section 10-130 of the Arizona LLC Act.

How it works:

The Arizona Corporation Commission takes care of the LLC’s requirement to “notify the public” by publishing a notice on their website.

This notice is posted on the AZCC Public Notice Database page.

You don’t have to pay any fees in order to get published on the AZCC website. The state does this for free. Again, but only for LLCs with a Statutory Agent address located in Maricopa County or Pima County.

If your LLC’s Statutory Agent address is located in any other county, you still have to fulfill the LLC publication requirement.

If you’re not sure what county your Arizona Statutory Agent is in, you can enter their address in this tool to find out: Map Developers: what county am I in.

Arizona Corporation Commission Contact Info

If you have any questions, you can contact the Arizona Corporation Commission (AZCC) at 602-542-3026.

Their hours are 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

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12 comments on “Arizona LLC Publication Requirements for Maricopa County and Pima County”

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  1. We do have to upload our publication proof to be listed as “published” for public knowledge. So yes, there is something to do; unless you have a commercial statutory agent.


    • Hi Kerry, that is partially correct. More accurately, you only need to record the affidavits if the LLC doesn’t have a Statutory Agent address in Pima or Maricopa county. This page is specifically about Pima and Maricopa County. We do provide instructions on how to recording the Affidavit of Publication with AZCC (for all other counties) on this page: Arizona LLC publication requirement. Also, the address that dictates the county is the Statutory Agent address, whether or not the Statutory Agent is a Commercial Statutory Agent. I hope that helps clarify things.

      • Thank you for taking the time to publish this article Matt. Zen business almost convinced me to pay $355 to publish my articles. Thankfully i found this article and discovered that was waived since I am the statutory agent for my LLC and I live in Pima county. Thank you again.

        • You’re very welcome Ryan! Man, bummer you weren’t told that. It’s well known within the industry that the publication requirement isn’t needed in Pima and Maricopa county (if the Arizona Statutory Agent is in either of those counties).

          • Yup. Well, I bookmarked you guys and will be doing any biz related services I need here in the future.

  2. What if I incorporate the LLC in AZ, but the primary location for the business is in CA…do I list the address of the Registered Agent in AZ for the primary business location as well? THX!

  3. Under my LLC there is a line “life period” and it is only 3 months from my set up date. Do you know what this is referring to? It says Life Period: 9/14/2018… is something going to expire? am I missing something?

  4. I set up my LLC on AZCC.GOV . Under Unfinished Filings there is an Action for Affidavit of Publication. Do you know if I need to do anything there or just wait until they take care of the publication? Thanks.

    • Hi Lou, nope, as mentioned in this article, you don’t need to do anything. I see how that can be confusing to see that though. Hope that helps.

  5. Thanks for posting this article. The company I paid to form my LLC tried to charge me for this as an up-sell. While I had planned on doing it myself, finding your article saved me the hassle and needless cost of publishing it as I am in Maricopa County.

    • Hey B, apologies for the slow reply. So happy to hear we were able to help you not only straighten things out, but to also help you save some money. Bummer to hear about that unnecessary up-sell!

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