The first step in the process of forming your new Arizona limited liability company will occur when we file the Articles of Organization with the Arizona Corporation Commission. On that day, or the next business day, we will email the filed and approved Articles of Organization to your LLC’s contact person. The date stamped on the Articles of Organization is the date the LLC was born and the date it can begin doing business.

For People Who Did Not Hire Us to Form Their LLC: ACC Document Processing Times

The Arizona Corporation Commission will review your company’s Articles of Organization in a long time if the $85 expedited filing fee was paid to the ACC or a really really long time if the $50 filing fee was paid.  See the ACC’s current document processing times.

When the ACC approves your company’s Articles of Organization the approval is retroactive to the date the Articles of Organization were first delivered to the ACC.

After the ACC approves the Articles of Organization, the Arizona Corporation Commission will mail or email the approved Articles of Organization to the address given to the ACC. Keep your copy of the approved Articles of Organization in a safe place.

How to Search Your Company on the ACC’s Website

Starting about four days after the date we submit the Articles of Organization to the ACC, you can check the ACC’s website for the status of your new LLC. Once the Articles of Organization have been approved by the ACC you can download a copy of the approved Articles of Organization from the ACC’s website by doing the following:

  • Search for your company on the ACC’s website
  • When you get the search results click on the link to your company
  • On the bottom right of the page click on the icon that says Document History
  • Click on the text that says Articles of Organization

If you need an answer to a question about forming or operating Arizona LLCs, call me, Richard Keyt or my son KEYTLaw attorney and former CPA Richard C. Keyt (480-664-7472).

Richard Keyt
LLCs, Trusts & Estate Planning
Phone: 480-664-7478
Fax:  (602) 297-6890