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Before forming an LLC in Arizona, a unique business name has to be found. See how to find if the LLC name you want is available to register.
If you are looking for the name of a business entity in Arizona, the Arizona Corporation Commission has a business entity database that allows its users to access information on the business entities in the state.
Information can be searched registration information such as business name, address, agent name, date business started, whether the business is in good standing, names and addresses of officers and much more. The types of businesses that can be looked up include:
- Domestic Corporation
- Foreign Corporation
- Limited Partnerships
- Domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC)
- Foreign Limited Liability Company (LLC)
- Limited Liability Partnerships
- Not-for-Profit Corporation
The online business entity search tool is important when forming an LLC as every LLC in the state must have a unique name. By using the database, you can save considerable time as LLC paperwork will be returned should a name be requested that is already registered.
Below is our simplified guideline to help you search for available LLC names in Arizona:
Step 1 – Start with the Search Page for finding registered entities in Arizona (it will look like the screenshot below).
Step 2 – Enter the name of the LLC you want to register in the “Name” field. In this example, we will search for “Muscle Car Garage.
As you can see from the screenshot below the name Muscle Shark is an LLC that is active and in good standing in the state. This means the name can’t be registered by anyone else.
On the Results Page, you can file the business entity’s online reports, as well as download its annual report. This report shows the business name, entity type, domestic address, Arizona statutory agent name & address, date of incorporation, the type of business activity, the county where the business resides, officers of the corporation, the dates the annual report was filed and a copy of the annual report.
For a small filing fee, you can also order a certificate of good standing for the business entity.