Instructions for Form C018 "Application for Authority to Transact Business or Conduct Affairs in Arizona" - Arizona

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Application for Authority to
ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION
Corporations Division
Transact Business or Conduct
1300 West Washington Street
Affairs in Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
www.azcc.gov
(602) 542-3026
Instructions C018i
General Information
link for Arizona Revised Statutes.
The name of a professional corporation
Among other things, a foreign
shall not conflict with any of the above,
corporation that transacts business or
and shall contain the words
Apply for authority. A foreign
conducts affairs without authority is
“professional corporation”, “professional
for-profit corporation that wants
liable for fees, penalties associated with
association”, “service corporation”,
to transact business in Arizona or a
the failure to pay fees, and a penalty of
“limited” or “chartered” or one of the
foreign nonprofit corporation that wants
up to one thousand dollars.
following abbreviations: “P.C.”, “P.A.”,
to conduct affairs in Arizona must first
“S.C.”, “Ltd.”, “Chtd.”, “PC”, “PA”, “SC”,
apply to the Arizona Corporation
What are the corporation name
“Ltd”, or “Chtd”. See A.R.S. § 10-2215.
Commission for authority to transact
requirements? The examiner will
business or conduct affairs in Arizona.
determine if the corporation name to be
The for-profit corporate name must
See A.R.S. §§ 10-1501, 10-1503, 10-
used complies with the statutory
satisfy the requirements of A.R.S. §§
11501, 10-11503.
requirements, but you can review the
10- 401 and 10-1506. Statutes are
name criteria, check for name
available on the Arizona Legislature’s
What is a foreign corporation? Any
availability and, if desired, submit a
website, www.azleg.gov, by following
corporation that was not created or
name reservation or name registration
the link for Arizona Revised Statutes.
formed under the laws of the State of
application by using our website at
Arizona is a foreign corporation.
The nonprofit corporate name must
www.ecorp.azcc.gov
Reserving or
satisfy the requirements of A.R.S. §§
What is transacting business or
registering the name is not required.
10-3401, 10-3301, and 10-11506 and
conducting affairs? The applicable
Web access is available to the public at
must not conflict with the requirements
statutes define some activities that DO
our Phoenix and Tucson offices.
for professional corporations (A.R.S. §
NOT constitute the transaction of
The minimum requirements under
10-2215) or other corporations (A.R.S.
business or the conducting of affairs
Arizona law for the name or fictitious
§§ 10-1506 and 10-401). Statutes are
within the state. See A.R.S. §§ 10-1501
name of a for-profit foreign corporation
available on the Arizona Legislature’s
(for-profits) or 10-11501 (nonprofits).
are that it:
website, www.azleg.gov, by following
Statutes are available on the Arizona
the link for Arizona Revised Statutes
.
Legislature’s website,
, by
www.azleg.gov
shall contain the word “association”,
Note that other requirements may apply
following the link for Arizona Revised
“bank”, “company”, “corporation”,
if you are forming a nonprofit
Statutes. The Arizona Corporation
“limited”, or “incorporated”, or an
corporation under Chapter 19 of Title
Commission does not make
abbreviation of one of those words. If
10, Arizona Revised Statutes
determinations under A.R.S. §§ 10-1501
the existing corporate name or the
(cooperatives).
or 10-11501 as to what activities do or
fictitious name adopted for use in
do not constitute the transaction of
Arizona does not contain one of those
Fictitious name. If a foreign
business or the conducting of affairs,
words or an abbreviation of one of
corporation’s name is not available, it
because such a determination requires
those words, then one of those words
may use a fictitious name if it attaches
interpreting the applicable statute in the
or an abbreviation of one of those
to the Application For Authority a
context of the corporation’s particular
words must be added to it;
corporate resolution adopting a fictitious
situation, which involves legal advice.
AND
name. Such a resolution must be
Commission staff cannot give legal
shall not contain the words “limited
approved by the board of directors and
advice to the public. It is up to the
liability company” or “limited company”
certified by its secretary (for-profits) or
corporation to determine whether or not
or the abbreviations “L.L.C.”, “L.C.”,
certified by a duly authorized officer
its activities require it to seek authority
“LLC” or “LC”, in uppercase or
(nonprofits). See A.R.S. §§ 10-1506, 10-
from the Arizona Corporation
lowercase letters.
11506.
Commission. If the corporation is in
doubt, it should seek advice from an
If the corporation name contains any of
Trade name. If the entity name you
attorney. Commission staff cannot tell
the following words, prior written
wish to use has an identical existing
you whether or not the corporation
approval must be obtained from the
trade name registered with the Secretary
should file an Application for Authority.
Arizona Department of Financial
of State's office, the owner of the
Institutions before registration is
trade name must be listed within the
What if the corporation operates in
allowed: Bank; Banker; Banking; Banc;
document as one of the following:
Arizona without authority? The full
Banco; Banque; Credit Union; Deposit;
member, manager, officer, director or
consequences of transacting business or
Savings Association; Building
statutory agent.
conducting affairs in Arizona without
Association; Savings and Loan
authority are set out in A.R.S. § 10-
Can a foreign professional
Association; Building and Loan
1502 (for-profits) and A.R.S. § 10-
corporation obtain authority in
Association; Savings Bank; Thrift; Trust;
11502 (nonprofits). Statutes are
Arizona?
A foreign professional
or Trust Company. See A.R.S. §§ 10-
available on the Arizona Legislature’s
corporation may obtain authority to
401, 10-1506, 10-3401, and 10-11506.
website,
, by following the
www.azleg.gov
C018i.006
Arizona Corporation Commission – Corporations Division
Rev. 4/2022
Page 1 of 5
Application for Authority to
ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION
Corporations Division
Transact Business or Conduct
1300 West Washington Street
Affairs in Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
www.azcc.gov
(602) 542-3026
Instructions C018i
General Information
link for Arizona Revised Statutes.
The name of a professional corporation
Among other things, a foreign
shall not conflict with any of the above,
corporation that transacts business or
and shall contain the words
Apply for authority. A foreign
conducts affairs without authority is
“professional corporation”, “professional
for-profit corporation that wants
liable for fees, penalties associated with
association”, “service corporation”,
to transact business in Arizona or a
the failure to pay fees, and a penalty of
“limited” or “chartered” or one of the
foreign nonprofit corporation that wants
up to one thousand dollars.
following abbreviations: “P.C.”, “P.A.”,
to conduct affairs in Arizona must first
“S.C.”, “Ltd.”, “Chtd.”, “PC”, “PA”, “SC”,
apply to the Arizona Corporation
What are the corporation name
“Ltd”, or “Chtd”. See A.R.S. § 10-2215.
Commission for authority to transact
requirements? The examiner will
business or conduct affairs in Arizona.
determine if the corporation name to be
The for-profit corporate name must
See A.R.S. §§ 10-1501, 10-1503, 10-
used complies with the statutory
satisfy the requirements of A.R.S. §§
11501, 10-11503.
requirements, but you can review the
10- 401 and 10-1506. Statutes are
name criteria, check for name
available on the Arizona Legislature’s
What is a foreign corporation? Any
availability and, if desired, submit a
website, www.azleg.gov, by following
corporation that was not created or
name reservation or name registration
the link for Arizona Revised Statutes.
formed under the laws of the State of
application by using our website at
Arizona is a foreign corporation.
The nonprofit corporate name must
www.ecorp.azcc.gov
Reserving or
satisfy the requirements of A.R.S. §§
What is transacting business or
registering the name is not required.
10-3401, 10-3301, and 10-11506 and
conducting affairs? The applicable
Web access is available to the public at
must not conflict with the requirements
statutes define some activities that DO
our Phoenix and Tucson offices.
for professional corporations (A.R.S. §
NOT constitute the transaction of
The minimum requirements under
10-2215) or other corporations (A.R.S.
business or the conducting of affairs
Arizona law for the name or fictitious
§§ 10-1506 and 10-401). Statutes are
within the state. See A.R.S. §§ 10-1501
name of a for-profit foreign corporation
available on the Arizona Legislature’s
(for-profits) or 10-11501 (nonprofits).
are that it:
website, www.azleg.gov, by following
Statutes are available on the Arizona
the link for Arizona Revised Statutes
.
Legislature’s website,
, by
www.azleg.gov
shall contain the word “association”,
Note that other requirements may apply
following the link for Arizona Revised
“bank”, “company”, “corporation”,
if you are forming a nonprofit
Statutes. The Arizona Corporation
“limited”, or “incorporated”, or an
corporation under Chapter 19 of Title
Commission does not make
abbreviation of one of those words. If
10, Arizona Revised Statutes
determinations under A.R.S. §§ 10-1501
the existing corporate name or the
(cooperatives).
or 10-11501 as to what activities do or
fictitious name adopted for use in
do not constitute the transaction of
Arizona does not contain one of those
Fictitious name. If a foreign
business or the conducting of affairs,
words or an abbreviation of one of
corporation’s name is not available, it
because such a determination requires
those words, then one of those words
may use a fictitious name if it attaches
interpreting the applicable statute in the
or an abbreviation of one of those
to the Application For Authority a
context of the corporation’s particular
words must be added to it;
corporate resolution adopting a fictitious
situation, which involves legal advice.
AND
name. Such a resolution must be
Commission staff cannot give legal
shall not contain the words “limited
approved by the board of directors and
advice to the public. It is up to the
liability company” or “limited company”
certified by its secretary (for-profits) or
corporation to determine whether or not
or the abbreviations “L.L.C.”, “L.C.”,
certified by a duly authorized officer
its activities require it to seek authority
“LLC” or “LC”, in uppercase or
(nonprofits). See A.R.S. §§ 10-1506, 10-
from the Arizona Corporation
lowercase letters.
11506.
Commission. If the corporation is in
doubt, it should seek advice from an
If the corporation name contains any of
Trade name. If the entity name you
attorney. Commission staff cannot tell
the following words, prior written
wish to use has an identical existing
you whether or not the corporation
approval must be obtained from the
trade name registered with the Secretary
should file an Application for Authority.
Arizona Department of Financial
of State's office, the owner of the
Institutions before registration is
trade name must be listed within the
What if the corporation operates in
allowed: Bank; Banker; Banking; Banc;
document as one of the following:
Arizona without authority? The full
Banco; Banque; Credit Union; Deposit;
member, manager, officer, director or
consequences of transacting business or
Savings Association; Building
statutory agent.
conducting affairs in Arizona without
Association; Savings and Loan
authority are set out in A.R.S. § 10-
Can a foreign professional
Association; Building and Loan
1502 (for-profits) and A.R.S. § 10-
corporation obtain authority in
Association; Savings Bank; Thrift; Trust;
11502 (nonprofits). Statutes are
Arizona?
A foreign professional
or Trust Company. See A.R.S. §§ 10-
available on the Arizona Legislature’s
corporation may obtain authority to
401, 10-1506, 10-3401, and 10-11506.
website,
, by following the
www.azleg.gov
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Arizona Corporation Commission – Corporations Division
Rev. 4/2022
Page 1 of 5
own Statutory Agent – it must appoint
transact business in Arizona if the
(2) Certified copy of the
purpose stated in its original Articles of
someone apart from itself. For example,
corporation’s original articles of
the corporation can appoint one of its
Incorporation complies with the
incorporation.
purposes described in A.R.S. § 10-2211
directors or officers in his or her
capacity as an individual as the
and if it meets other statutory
(3) Certified copies of any
requirements. See A.R.S. §§ 10-2244
statutory agent, but cannot appoint the
amendments to the
through 10-2246. Statutes are available
corporation itself as the statutory agent.
corporation.
on the Arizona Legislature’s website,
If an individual is appointed as the
www.azleg.gov, by following the link for
statutory agent, that individual must be
(4) Certificate of existence or
Arizona Revised Statutes. Arizona
a permanent, full-time resident of the
certificate of good standing or
Corporation Commission staff cannot
State of Arizona and must have a
similar document from the
give legal advice and cannot tell you
permanent, full-time physical or street
state or country of
whether or not your purpose qualifies
incorporation that is dated not
address in the State of Arizona. The
under that statute. If the corporation is
mailing address, if any, of that
more than 60 days before its
in doubt, it should seek advice from an
individual statutory agent must also be
delivery to the Arizona
attorney.
in Arizona.
Corporation Commission;
The statutory agent must accept the
What does “duration” mean?
appointment in writing. The statutory
(5) Statutory Agent Acceptance
“Duration” means the life span of the
(see Number 11.3 below under
agent can accept the appointment by
corporation. The original Articles of
completing and submitting the Statutory
Instructions);
Incorporation and any amendments
Agent Acceptance form M002 found on
thereto should indicate if the
our website at:
www.ecorp.azcc.gov
(6) If applicable, approval letter
corporation is intended to exist for only
If the statutory agent is an entity, an
from either the Arizona
a certain number of years or if its
authorized agent of that entity can sign
Department of Insurance or
existence is intended to be forever or
the acceptance. An authorized agent is
the Arizona Department of
perpetual.
anyone given authority to sign for that
Financial Institutions (see the
section on name requirements
entity.
What is a Statutory Agent?
under General Information);
A Statutory Agent, often called a
How do I complete the shares
and
“registered agent,” is an individual or a
information? For-profit foreign
business entity that the corporation
corporations must complete the shares
(7) If applicable, licensing
appoints in Arizona for the purpose of
information. The number of authorized
authority statement (see
accepting service of process (lawsuit
shares should be reflected on the
Number 18 on the form).
papers or legal documents) for the
original Articles of Incorporation and
corporation. The agent is called a
any amendments thereto. The number
(8) If applicable, corporate
“statutory” agent because a statute
of issued shares should be reflected in
resolution adopting a
requires that the corporation appoint
the corporation’s internal records or on
fictitious name for use in
someone for this purpose. See A.R.S.
its annual report, if any, filed in its state
Arizona.
§§ 10-1507, 10-11507. If, for example,
of incorporation. If the corporation is a
a lawsuit is filed against the
non-stock for-profit corporation, the
corporation, the Statutory Agent will be
Filing fee. The filing fee is $175.00.
words “non-stock” can be listed for the
the one who is served (receives the
For Expedited processing, add $35.00.
class of shares. See the Instructions
papers on behalf of the corporation),
For Two-Hour Service, add $400.00.
below for additional information.
and then the Statutory Agent should
For Same Day Service, add $200.00.
give the papers to the corporation. Note
For Next Day Service, add $100.00.
Is publication of the Application for
that the law requires that the
For questions, contact our Call Center at
Authority required? Yes. See A.R.S.
corporation maintain a statutory agent
602-542-3026. All fees are nonrefundable.
§§ 10-1503, 10-11503. DO NOT
with a valid address on the records of
See A.R.S. §§ 10-122 and 10-3122.
PUBLISH UNTIL THE COMMISSION
the Arizona Corporation Commission at
APPROVES THE DOCUMENT FOR
all times, and the failure to do so will
Processing time. Processing times
FILING. The approval letter you will
subject the corporation to being
are posted on our website each Monday
receive from the Arizona Corporation
administratively revoked. See A.R.S. §§
at
www.ecorp.azcc.gov
Commission will contain information on
10-1530, 10-11530. Official notices from
For expedited (faster) processing,
how to publish.
the Arizona Corporation Commission will
payment of the expedite fee plus
be sent to the statutory agent’s
payment of the filing fee must be
What other documents must be
address.
submitted. See A.R.S. §§ 10-122, 10-
submitted? You must attach to or
3122. The expedite fee is $35.00. See
submit with the Application for Authority
Who can be the Statutory Agent?
Decision No. 68008, July 22, 2005,
the following documents:
A Statutory Agent can be an individual,
Docket No. AC-00000A-05-0488.
or an Arizona corporation or LLC, or a
(1)
Certificate of Disclosure (see
Same Day/Next Day Service fees, See
foreign corporation or LLC that is
form C003) dated not more
Decision No. 77503, December 17, 2019,
authorized to transact business in
than 30 days before its
as amended on January 15, 2020.
Arizona. A corporation cannot be its
delivery to the Arizona
Docket No. ACC-00000A-19-0213.
Corporation Commission;
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Number 9. The principal office
Instructions
10-401, 10-1506.
address must be a street or physical
Number 3.3. If the foreign
address and must be in the state or
Number 1. Check one box to indicate
corporation’s true name from its state
country of incorporation. If the
or country of incorporation is not
the exact type of entity that is
corporation is not required to maintain
submitting the Application. Check only
available for use in Arizona, then the
an address in its state or country of
one box.
corporation may adopt a fictitious
incorporation, then it must provide the
name. The corporation should check the
street address of its registered agent
Number 2. Give the exact or true
box in number 3.3 and then list the
(agent for service of process) in its
name of the foreign corporation in its
fictitious name in 3.4. If the box in 3.3
state or country of incorporation.
state or country of incorporation,
is checked, the corporation must
including exact spelling, punctuation,
provide a corporate resolution adopting
Number 10. The Arizona known place
and any corporate identifier such as Inc.
a fictitious name. Such a resolution
of business (KPB) address must be a
or Incorporated, etc.
must be approved by the board of
street address in Arizona, and it can be
Please refer to “What are the
directors and must be certified by its
the same as the Arizona statutory
name requirements” under the General
secretary (for-profits) or certified by a
agent’s street address. See A.R.S. §§
Information section above.
duly authorized officer (nonprofits). See
10-1507, 10-11507. The address will be
A.R.S. §§ 10-1506, 10-11506. The
viewable by the public on the internet.
Number 3. The foreign corporation
document will be rejected if the
If the KPB address is the same as the
must identify the name it will use in
resolution is not submitted with the
statutory agent’s street address, check
Arizona by checking one of the boxes
Application for Authority.
the “yes” box and continue with number
under number 3. One box must be
11, and do not list any address under
checked. If no boxes are checked, the
Number 3.4. Leave number 3.4 blank
number 10. If the KPB is not the same
document will be rejected. If the foreign
if you checked the box in number 3.1.
as the statutory agent’s street address,
corporation’s true name is available in
If you checked either 3.2 or 3.3, then
check the “no” box and provide a street
Arizona and if that name complies with
list in number 3.4 the corporation name
address in number 10 by completing all
statutory requirements, then the
to be used in Arizona.
address blanks that are not marked as
corporation must use that name. If the
optional. Note that the corporation is
Number 4. List the state or country in
for-profit foreign corporation’s true
required to maintain a valid KPB in the
which the foreign corporation is
name does not contain a corporate
records of the Arizona Corporation
incorporated (where it was created or
identifier, then it must add one to the
Commission at all times, and failure to
formed).
true name. A fictitious name can be
do so will subject the corporation to
used only if the corporation’s true name
Number 5. List the date on which the
being administratively revoked. See
is not available in Arizona. Refer to
foreign corporation was incorporated
A.R.S. §§ 10-1530, 10-11530.
“What are the name requirements”
(created or formed) in its state or
under the General Information section
country of incorporation.
Number 11. Refer to the sections
above for more information.
under General Information on “What is
Number 6. The information provided
a Statutory Agent” and “Who can be the
Number 3.1. If the foreign
in number 6 must match exactly the
Statutory Agent.”
corporation’s true name from its state
corporation’s original articles of
or country of incorporation is available
incorporation and any amendments
Number 11.1. List the name of the
for use in Arizona and meets the
thereto. If the corporation’s life period
person appointed as the Arizona
statutory requirements, then the
or duration is perpetual (forever), do
statutory agent – either an individual or
corporation must use that name and
not check any boxes in number 6. If the
entity, not both. If the statutory agent
must check the box in number 3.1.
corporation’s life period or duration is
is an entity, you can put the name of a
not perpetual, check the appropriate
Number 3.2. For-profit corporations
person to whom correspondence will be
box and fill in the blank next to that
are required to have a corporate
directed on the “Attention” line directly
box. If a box is checked but the
identifier at the end of the corporation
underneath the statutory agent name
corresponding blank is not filled in, the
name. (Please refer to “What are the
line. Putting a name in the “Attention”
document will be rejected.
name requirements” under the General
line will NOT change the identity of the
Information section above.) If the
statutory agent. The name in the
Number 7. Leave number 7 blank
foreign corporation’s true name from its
“Attention” line simply becomes part of
unless the corporation has some
state or country of incorporation is
the address. Provide a street address
limitations on its purpose. If the
available for use in Arizona but doesn’t
for the statutory agent directly
corporation has limitations on its
have a corporate identifier, then the
underneath the “Attention” line,
purpose, then describe those limitations
corporation must add a corporate
completing all blanks that are not
in the space provided.
identifier to the true name. The
marked optional. Corporations are
corporation should check the box in
required to maintain a statutory agent
Number 8. Do not leave number 8
number 3.2, then list the name in 3.4
at a valid address in the records of the
blank. Provide a short description of the
with the added corporate identifier at
Arizona Corporation Commission at all
type of business or affairs the
the end of the name. The corporation is
corporation intends to transact or
free to select a corporate identifier from
conduct.
those listed in statute. See A.R.S. §§
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no shares have been issued. Each class
times, and failure to do so will subject
birth. If more space is needed for listing
of shares listed as authorized shares in
directors, check the box and complete
the corporation to being
number 14 must also be listed in
and attach the Director Attachment
administratively revoked. See A.R.S. §§
form C082. If you check the box but do
number 15. List the series of each class,
10-1530, 10-11530. Note that official
if applicable. Each class must have a
not attach the Attachment form, the
notices from the Arizona Corporation
document will be rejected.
number in the total field. If no shares of
Commission will be mailed to the
that class have been issued, the
statutory agent at its street address,
Number 13. List each and every
number in the corresponding total field
unless a statutory agent mailing address
officer of the corporation, giving the
should be 0 (zero). If the corporation
is provided, in which case notices will
name and address of each officer. Fill in
has more than two classes of shares,
be mailed to the statutory agent mailing
all address blanks that are not marked
check the box and complete and attach
address.
as optional. Note that the addresses will
the Shares Attachment form C087. If
be viewable by the public on the
Number 11.2. The statutory agent
you check the box but do not attach the
internet. Do not provide social security
named in number 11.1 can have a
Attachment form, the document will be
numbers or dates of birth. If more
separate mailing address, which can be
rejected. Note – Commission staff
space is needed for listing officers,
a P.O. Box or a personal mail box. If the
cannot tell the corporation if it has
check the box and complete and attach
statutory agent is an individual, the
issued shares or not – check the
the Officer Attachment form C085. If
mailing address must be in Arizona.
corporation’s records or consult with an
you check the box but do not attach the
Complete all address blanks that are not
attorney, an accountant, or other
Attachment form, the document will be
marked optional. Corporations are
knowledgeable professional to
rejected.
required to maintain a statutory agent
determine if shares have been issued.
at a valid address in the records of the
Number 14. Only for-profit foreign
Arizona Corporation Commission at all
Number 16. Only nonprofit foreign
corporations must complete number 14.
times, and failure to do so will subject
corporations must answer number 16.
See “How do I complete the shares
the corporation to being
Check “yes” or “no” to indicate whether
information” above under General
administratively revoked. See A.R.S. §§
the foreign corporation does or does not
Information. Separately list all types or
10-1530, 10-11530. Note that official
have members. This information should
classes of shares the corporation is
notices from the Arizona Corporation
match exactly the corporation’s original
authorized to issue. The authorized
articles of incorporation and any
Commission will be mailed to the
shares information must match exactly
statutory agent at its street address,
amendments thereto.
the authorized shares information in the
unless a statutory agent mailing address
corporation’s original Articles of
Number 17. Only foreign professional
is provided, in which case notices will
Incorporation and any amendments
corporations must answer number 17.
be mailed to the statutory agent mailing
thereto. If the corporation’s stock is
Give a short description of the type of
address.
divided into different series, list the
professional services the corporation
series designation for each class. List
will render. Please refer to “Can a
Number 11.3. The individual or entity
the total number of shares of each
named as the Arizona statutory agent
professional corporation obtain
class. Each class must have a
authority in Arizona” under General
must accept the appointment as
corresponding number in the total field.
statutory agent by signing a statement
Information above.
If the total is “unlimited,” then write the
of acceptance. The statutory agent can
Number 18. Number 18 is self-
word “unlimited” in the total field for
independently complete and submit
explanatory and is a statutory
that class. If the corporation is a
form M002, the Statutory Agent
requirement. See A.R.S. § 10-2245.
non-stock
Acceptance form, available on our
Statutes are available on the Arizona
corporation, put the words “non-stock”
website at this link:
Legislature’s website, www.azleg.gov,
under class, and enter the number 0
www.ecorp.azcc.gov
however, it is
,
by following the link for Arizona Revised
(zero) in the total field for that class. If
recommended that the acceptance form
Statutes.
the corporation has no authorized
be delivered simultaneously with the
shares in its original articles of
Application for Authority. If no statutory
Signature and Verification
incorporation and any amendments
agent acceptance is in the Arizona
thereto, then put the word “none”
Corporation Commission system at the
The Application for Authority may be
under class, and enter the number 0
time the Application for Authority is
signed only by one of the following: (1)
(zero) in the total field for that class. If
examined, the Application for Authority
the Chairman of the Board of Directors,
the corporation has more than two
will be rejected.
(2) a duly-authorized Officer of the
classes of shares, check the box and
corporation, or (3) a duly-authorized
Number 12. List each and every
complete and attach the Shares
bankruptcy trustee, receiver, or other
director of the corporation, giving the
Attachment form C087. If you check the
court-appointed fiduciary. See A.R.S. §§
name and business address of each
box but do not attach the Attachment
10-120(F), 10-140, 10-3120(F), 10-
director. Fill in all address blanks that
form, the document will be rejected.
3140(27).
are not marked as optional. Note that
Number 15. Only for-profit foreign
the addresses will be viewable by the
The document is submitted under
corporations must answer number 15.
public on the internet. Do not provide
penalty of law, and the “I accept”
social security numbers or dates of
Do not leave this section blank, even if
box must be checked.
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Sign on the line underneath the “I
Money order. If submitting the
accept” box. Print the name of the
document by mail or in person,
individual signing underneath the
payment by money order is acceptable.
signature line.
Cash. If submitting the document in
Fill in the date. If the incorporator is an
person, cash payments are acceptable
entity, check the appropriate box
at the Phoenix office ONLY (Tucson does
underneath the printed name line to
not accept cash). Do not mail cash.
indicate whether the incorporator is a
NOTE: No bills larger than $20.00 will
corporation or a limited liability
be accepted.
company, and then give the name of
the corporation or LLC, as applicable.
Questions
Submit the document
For questions, contact Customer Service
at 602-542-3026, or, within Arizona
Cover Sheet. All documents must be
only, 800-345-5819.
submitted with a Cover Sheet. Forms
are available on our website at this link:
www.ecorp.azcc.gov
What to submit:
1.
Cover Sheet
2.
Application for Authority
3.
See “What other documents
must be submitted” in the
General Information section.
4.
Payment.
By Mail. Mail the completed paper
document, cover sheet, and payment
(see below for payment information) to:
Arizona Corporation Commission
Corporations Division - Examination Section
1300 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
In Person. Deliver the completed
document, cover sheet, and payment
(see below for payment information) to:
Arizona Corporation Commission
Corporations Division - Examination Section
1300 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Payment Methods
Credit card. If submitting the
document in person, payment by credit
card is acceptable. Credit cards cannot
be used if submitting by mail. The
Arizona Corporation Commission
accepts only Visa or MasterCard.
Check. If submitting the document by
mail or in person, payment by check is
acceptable. Checks must be made
payable to "Arizona Corporation
Commission," with all words spelled out
and no abbreviations. Checks must be
completely and properly filled out,
including the amount sections. We will
not accept checks drawn on non-U.S.
banks.
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