How to File an Arizona LLC Amendment
When updating your Arizona LLC’s Articles of Organization, you need to file Articles of Amendment with the Arizona Corporation Commission. Additional forms may also be required, and you may have to publish notice of the amendment. You can file your Articles of Amendment in person, by mail or online for a $25 fee. Learn how to amend your Arizona LLC articles yourself with our guide.
In this article, we’ll cover:
- Amending Arizona LLC Articles of Formation
- Arizona LLC Articles of Amendment Form Information
- Filing Arizona LLC Articles of Amendment
Amending Arizona LLC Articles of Organization
Filing LLC Articles of Organization with the Arizona Corporation Commission does more than create your Arizona LLC—it registers important information about your company with the state. Over time, that information may go out of date as your business grows and changes—such as if you change your company name, get a new principal address, or switch to a different statutory agent. When that happens, you’ll need to notify the Arizona Corporations Commission of these changes. You can do this by filing Arizona LLC Articles of Amendment.
What can I change with Arizona LLC Articles of Amendment?
Articles of Amendment allow you to change the following information about your Arizona LLC:
- Business name
- Member or manager names and addresses
- Management structure
- Statutory agent
- Statutory agent address
- Principal address
- Changing your LLC to a professional LLC or vice versa
- Professional services (only for PLLCs)
Can I restate my Articles of Organization instead of amending them?
Yes, Arizona LLCs have the option of restating their Articles of Organization. Restating articles is different from amending them—amending Articles of Organization changes, adds or subtracts from the existing articles but still includes the original content of the articles. Restating the Articles of Organization means writing an entirely new document that replaces the original.
However, the Arizona Corporation Commission does not provide a form for restating articles, so you’ll need to provide your own draft of the restated Articles of Organization. The document you provide must include a heading or cover sheet identifying it as restated Articles of Organization, the company’s name, and the full text of the new Articles of Organization.
Filing restated Articles of Organization costs $25, the same as filing Articles of Amendment. You’ll need to comply with Arizona’s publication requirements (if applicable) and provide any additional forms that would be required for an equivalent Articles of Amendment filing.
Do I file an amendment if my Articles of Organization have an error?
No, if an error made it into your LLC’s Articles of Organization, you shouldn’t file Articles of Amendment. You’ll want to file a Statement of Correction instead. This form will allow you to fix any errors or typos that need to be corrected on your Articles of Organization, and can be filed for $25—just like Articles of Amendment.
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Arizona LLC Articles of Amendment Form Information
You’ll need to include the following information on your Articles of Amendment form:
- Business name: The current name of your Arizona LLC.
- Amendment(s): The changes you’re making to your LLC’s information.
- Statutory Agent Acceptance: Attach a Statutory Agent Acceptance form if you’re changing your Arizona statutory agent.
- Structure Attachment: Attach a Manager Structure Attachment if you’re changing to a manager-managed LLC, or a Member Structure Attachment if you’re changing to a member-managed LLC.
- Signature: The dated signature and printed name of the person filing the Articles of Amendment. You’ll also need to indicate if you are an individual authorized to sign the document, or are signing on behalf of an authorized entity.
- Cover sheet: Attach a cover sheet along with your amendment. Indicate the type of filing you are making, your preferred method of processing, and contact information.
- Fees: Include a payment for $25 (standard processing). If you need expedited filing, add an additional $35 (5-7 business days), $100 (next day), $200 (same day) OR $400 (two hours).
File Arizona Articles of Amendment
You may file the Articles of Amendment form by mail, in person, or online through the Arizona Corporation Commission’s eCorp filing system.
Mail or in-person filings:
Arizona Corporation Commission – Examination Section
1300 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
What are the publication requirements for Arizona Articles of Amendment?
The Arizona Corporation Commission may require you to publish your Articles of Amendment in a local newspaper. However, you won’t have to publish if you’re only amending the following items:
- Member/manager names and addresses
- Principal/mailing address
- Statutory agent information
Changing anything else, for example, your LLC’s name or management structure, requires publication after receiving approval for your Articles of Amendment from the Arizona Corporation Commission.
If you are required to publish your Articles of Amendment, you must do so within 60 days following approval from the state. Also, the publication must appear in a newspaper located in your LLC’s county for three consecutive prints. The cost of publication varies from newspaper to newspaper, but prices will range between $60 and $120. Your published notice must include the text of your Articles of Amendment.
After running your notice, the newspaper will provide you an Affidavit of Publication to verify publication. You can file the affidavit with the Corporation Commission to include it in your filing history and the public record, but doing so is optional. If you choose not to, you should hold onto your affidavit in your business records for future reference.
How much do Arizona Articles of Amendment cost?
It costs $25 to file Arizona Articles of Amendment. Mailed filings can be paid with a check or money order payable to “Arizona Corporation Commission.” In-person filings may be paid with check, money order, credit or debit card, or with cash. Online fees can be paid with a credit or debit card.
How long does it take to process Articles of Amendment?
The standard processing time for Arizona LLC filings is 11-13 business days. You can get it processed faster for an additional fee: $35 for expedited processing within 5-7 business days, $100 for overnight processing, $200 for same day processing, or $400 for two hour processing.