Corporate Transparency Act

ALERT! The new federal Corporate Transparency Act goes into effect January 1, 2024. This Act requires corporations, partnerships and other business entities to submit a form providing certain Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI).

This is a federal law for which the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is fully responsible for administering. (FinCEN is a division of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.)

As the CTA is a federal law, the Office of the Arizona Secretary of State has no role in administering or monitoring compliance to this law. As such, all required forms are filed with FinCEN. You do not need to file a BOI form with the Office of the Arizona Secretary of State, nor do you need to let us know that you have filed the information with FinCEN.

New business entities will be required to submit these forms within 90 days of the business entity formation. Additionally, existing entities formed before January 1, 2024, are required to submit forms by December 31, 2024.

Questions about this new federal requirement, including assistance in filling out or submitting forms can be found by contacting FinCEN or the third-party professional services providers listed below:

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (U.S. Department of the Treasury)
National Document, LLC
1-800-829-5578 / 602-274-5574
Registered Agent Solutions, Inc. a Lexitas Company
Capitol Services



We are excited to announce that as of December 11, both the Phoenix and Tucson offices will be open for ‘walk in’ services; (appointments will no longer be required, though checking in with the respective lobby security desks will still be required.)

The ‘walk in’ services will be available from 8:00am until 4:00pm, Monday thru Friday, except for state holidays.

As of December 11, we will also resume offering notarization services; (please note that the fee is $10 per notarization, with a maximum of 6 notarizations per visit.)

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon.


On April 5, 2022, Business Services will be open to the public for Apostille requests BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on an expedited basis. An expedite fee of $25.00 dollars will be assessed per visit with a limit of 6 documents to be Apostilled. Appointments will only be available from Tuesday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Closed for lunch 12:00-1:00). Please make sure to print a copy of your appointment confirmation. Proof of appointment will be required when checking in with security.

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The Secretary of State provides centralized record-keeping and promotes office transparency. Search our website for available business names and resources to help you through the filing process. Let our office help you break new ground and grow your business in Arizona!

La Secretaría de Estado proporciona un mantenimiento de registros centralizado y promueve la transparencia de la oficina. Busque en nuestro sitio web los nombres comerciales disponibles y los recursos para ayudarlo durante el trámite de registro. ¡Permita que nuestra oficina lo ayude a abrir caminos nuevos y hacer crecer su negocio en Arizona!

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Appointments are only available for Apostille requests. An expedite fee of $25.00 dollars will be assessed per visit with a limit of 6 documents to be Apostilled. Additionally, a $5.00 fee will be assessed for each notarization provided.

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Arizona Business One Stop is an online portal that provides a single online location with personalized tools to plan, start, grow, move and close businesses in Arizona. It is a secure digital experience that does not require in-person interaction.

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Office of the Secretary of State
Business Services Division
1700 W Washington St, Fl 2
Phoenix AZ 85007-2808