Are you forming a corporation, LLC or business entity in Arizona?
How do you do an Arizona Corporation Commission Search?
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Don’t look further! We have exactly what you are looking for! In this amazing step-by-step guide, we will show you how to search and find registered business entity information in Arizona. We will walk you through a simple and easy-to-follow guide so you can do an Arizona business search!
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Table of Contents
Step 1: Business Search Registry
In Arizona, the state offers an online database to the public allowing anyone to perform a search to locate any business entity registered in the state.
To search for a business entity, you’ll need to access the Arizona Corporation Commission Search registry.
It looks like this:
Once you access the online business database, proceed to the next step.
Step 2: Database search methods
You can search for different types of business registered with the state, such as:
- Domestic Profit Corporation
- Domestic Non-Profit Corporation
- Foreign Profit Corporation
- Foreign Non-Profit Corporation
- Domestic Limited Liability Company
- Foreign Limited Liability Company
- Domestic Limited Partnership
- Domestic Limited Liability Partnership
- Domestic Limited Liability Limited Partnership
- Foreign Limited Partnership
- Foreign Limited Liability Partnership
- Foreign Limited Liability Limited Partnership
Also, there are different methods that you can use to search for business entities, such as:
- Search by entity name
- Search by entity number
- Search by agent name
- Search by principal name
Let’s look at each of these search methods one by one.
Method 1: Search by name
The search by name function is the most widely used type of business entity lookup.
All you have to do is to enter the name of the business entity you are searching for to see if there is a match in the database or not.
You can further refine your search by adding the following filters:
- Entity type
- Entity status
- Name type
Once you have entered the required fields, click the button “Search”.
Method 2: Search by entity number
The next possibility is to search by entity number.
The entity number is the business entity identification number assigned to it by the state.
In this case, you will need to have the specific Entity ID number to do the search.
Method 3: Search by statutory agent
The next option is to search using the statutory agent’s name.
The statutory agent is the person or entity who is designated to receive the service of process or legal documents on behalf of the business entity.
Method 4: Search by principal name
The fourth search criterion is to do a search using the business entity’s principal name.
The principal can be a company director, officer, secretary, member, shareholder or other.
Step 3: Search results
Once you’ve performed your desired search, you will then be presented with the business entity search results.
If you did a search using corporation, LLC or entity name, you will see the following search results page:
The search results page presents to you the following information:
- Entity ID
- Entity Name
- Entity Type
- Entity County
- Agent Name
- Agent Type
- Entity Status
If there is a company or business having a name that matches your search query, you will see it on the search results page.
Step 4: Select entity
If you have found a business matching your query or a business entity that you would like to get further information on, you should click on the hyperlinked business entity name from the search results page.
Step 5: Business entity information
To complete your business entity search in Arizona, you’ll end up getting the business entity records or information made available publicly by the state.
The ACC entity information page looks like this:
The business entity information you will extract is the following:
- Entity name
- Entity type
- Formation date
- Approval date
- Original incorporation date
- Business type
- Domicile state
- Entity ID
- Entity status
- Reason for status
- Status date
- Life period
- Last annual report filed
- Annual report due date
- Years due
- Statutory agent name
- Statutory agent address
- Statutory agent county
- Statutory agent appointed status
- Principal name
- Principal title
- Principal address
- Principal date of taking office
There you have it!
You have now performed an Arizona Corporation Commission Search?
Let’s look at a summary of the process.
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