Change Arizona statutory agent
You can change a statutory agent by informing the Corporation Commission via mailing a form. Learn how to change step by step.
Who are they?
Agent for service of process
Also known as a registered agent, resident agent, statutory agent, etc in various states. These agents are physically located in the state where business entities operate. They receive important legal documents on behalf of the business entity.
Receive service of process
Their primary task is to receive tax forms, judicial notices, and other legal documents during business hours, 5 days a week.
For all business entities
Most business entities including LLCs, corporations, and partnerships require these agents in every state they operate in.
Not PO boxes
Agents must have a physical street address in the state. Not just PO boxes.
Details are public
The address and contact details of these agents are made public by the Secretary of State.
How to change statutory agent in Arizona?
Check the steps below:
1. Find a new statutory agent
Before you plan to change your existing statutory agent, make sure to find an alternative statutory agent in the state.
If you are physically located in the state, you can be a statutory agent for your own LLC. But paying a service provider to become a statutory agent will give you much-needed peace of mind.
You can also find a new statutory agent through the state's business entity search tool.
2. Inform the State
To change the registered agent for a domestic LLC in Arizona, send the form 'Statement of Change of Principal address or Statutory agent' by mail to the Corporation Commission.
Arizona Corporation Commission
1300 W. Washington St., Phoenix,
Along with the 'Statement of Change of Principal address or Statutory agent' form, you must also file a consent form from the new statutory agent, named 'Statutory Agent Acceptance'
A statutory agent is an agent of your LLC on whom any notice, process or demand may be served. Every LLC in Arizona needs to have a statutory agent located in the state.
According to Arizona Revised Statute § 10-501:
Statutory agent can be an individual or an authorised organisation.
Statutory agent must have a street address where they can personally receive service of process.
Office of Statutory agent cannot be just a mailbox service of a telephone answering service.
Statutory agent must give a documented consent to serve as your LLC's agent
Failure to maintain statutory agent
If you fail to maintain a statutory agent and a registered office, it may result in administrative dissolution of your entity.
Frequently asked questions
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