Arizona Publication Requirements

The State of Arizona requires newly formed LLCs to publish a Notice of LLC Formation in a newspaper in their county. Read this comprehensive guide to make sure you are in compliance and are getting the best deal.

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Arizona Publication Requirements

Businesses which list the address of their known place of business as being in the counties below DO NOT have to publish a Notice of LLC Formation.

  • Maricopa County
  • Pima County

If your principal place of business is in any other county you must publish a Notice of LLC Formation in an approved newspaper.

The Notice of LLC Formation must be:

  • Published 3 times
  • Published within 60 days of receiving notice from the Arizona Corporations Commission
  • Published in a newspaper approved by the Arizona Corporations Commission

See the full list of approved newspapers for LLC publication.

The Notice of LLC Formation must contain the following:

  1. The LLC name
  2. The name and street address of the statutory agent
  3. The address of the LLC principal place of business if different from the street address of statutory agent
  4. Either:
    • "Management of the limited liability company is vested in (a) manager/managers"
    • -Or-

    • "Management of the limited liability company is reserved to the members."
  5. The name and address of either of the following:
    • If management of the limited liability company is vested in a manager or managers, each person who is a manager of the limited liability company and each member who owns, either separately or as a co-owner with others, a twenty per cent or greater interest in the capital or profits of the limited liability company.
    • If management of the limited liability company is reserved to the members, each person who is a member of the limited liability company.

After completing 3 runs of the Notice of LLC Formation, the newspaper you have chosen will send you and the Arizona Corporations Commission an Affidavit of Publication that acts as proof of your compliance with the law.

You are required to keep your Affidavit of Publication for your records.

Sample Notice of Formation

You will need to send the newspaper you have chosen a copy of your Notice of LLC Formation.

To use a Notice of LLC Formation that complies with all the requirements, you have two options:

  1. You can fill out the Notice of LLC Formation form that the Arizona Corporations Commission will send after you have filed the Articles of Organization for your business.
  2. -or-

  3. You can use our sample Notice of Formation which we have optimized to use as little space as possible and keep your publication costs low.

Use this format if your LLC is manager managed

Format:

Notice of Formation: [YOUR LLC NAME HERE]. Statutory Agent: [STATUTORY AGENT NAME AND ADDRESS HERE]. Business Address: [YOUR BUSINESS ADDRESS HERE] Management of the LLC is vested in a manger: [MANAGER NAME AND ADDRESS HERE]

Example:

Notice of Formation: Orange, LLC. Statutory Agent: John Doe, 1111 Street Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85001. Business Address: 2222 Road St. Phoenix, AZ 85002. Management of the LLC is vested in a manager: Jane Doe, 3333 Parkway Av. Phoenix, AZ 85003

Note: If you are the statutory agent for your LLC, you can shorten your publication further.

Example:

Notice of Formation: Orange, LLC. Statutory Agent: John Doe, 1111 Street Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85001. Business Address: 2222 Road St. Phoenix, AZ 85002. Management of the LLC is vested in a manager: Jane Doe, 3333 Parkway Av. Phoenix, AZ 85003

Use this format if your LLC is member managed

Format:

Notice of Formation: [YOUR LLC NAME HERE]. Statutory Agent: [STATUTORY AGENT NAME AND ADDRESS HERE]. Business Address: [YOUR BUSINESS ADDRESS HERE] . Management of the LLC is reserved to the members. Members: [MANAGER/MANAGERS NAME AND ADDRESS HERE]

Example:

Notice of Formation: Orange, LLC. Statutory Agent: John Doe, 1111 Street Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85001. Business Address: 2222 Road St. Phoenix, AZ 85002. Management of the LLC is reserved to the members. Members: Jane Doe, 3333 Parkway Av. Phoenix, AZ 85003; James Done, 4444 Avenue Pkwy. Phoenix, AZ 85004

Note: If you are the statutory agent for your LLC, you can shorten your publication further.

Example:

Notice of Formation: Orange, LLC. Statutory Agent: John Doe, 1111 Street Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85001. Business Address: 2222 Road St. Phoenix, AZ 85002. Management of the LLC is reserved to the members. Members: Jane Doe, 3333 Parkway Av. Phoenix, AZ 85003; James Done, 4444 Avenue Pkwy. Phoenix, AZ 85004

*These samples are provided for information purposes only.

Penalties for Noncompliance

You must comply with the Arizona publication requirement.

If you do not, your LLC will be terminated.

Once the first 60 days you had to comply are up, you will receive a letter from the Arizona Corporations Commission. This letter will let you know that you have 30 days to comply with any and all formation requirements, or your LLC will no longer legally exist.

Approved Newspapers by County

Here is a complete list of approved newspapers for each county with publication prices.

Most newspaper will charge you per column inch, which means that the longer your publication is, the more it will cost.

We recommend using a newspaper that charges a flat fee if you are going to publish a publication that will be lengthy.

When you send in your Notice of LLC Formation, the newspaper of your choice can give you an exact price.

APACHE
NAVAJO TIMES P.O. BOX 310
WINDOW ROCK, AZ 86515
928-871-1130 $6.00 per line
WHITE MOUNTAIN INDEPENDENT PO BOX 1570
SHOWLOW, AZ 85902
928-537-5721 $22.16 per column inch.
COCHISE
ARIZONA RANGE NEWS 122 S. HASKELL
WILCOX, AZ 85643
520-384-3571 $21.00 per column inch
THE BISBEE OBSERVER 7 BISBEE ROAD, SUITE L
BISBEE, AZ 85603
520-432-7254 $13.95 per column inch
BISBEE DAILY REVIEW 12 MAIN STREET
BISBEE, AZ 85603
520-432-2331 $13.95 per column inch
DOUGLAS DISPATCH 530 11TH STREET
DOUGLAS, AZ 85607
520-364-3424 $21.00 per column inch
SAN PEDRO VALLEY NEWS-SUN 200 S. OCOTILLO
BENSON, AZ 85602
520-586-3382 $21.00 per column inch)
SIERRA VISTA HERALD 102 FAB AVENUESIERRA VISTA, AZ 85635 520-515-4605 $24.30 per column inch (90-120)
THE TOMBSTONE NEWS P.O. BOX 1760
525 E. ALLEN STREET, #4
TOMBSTONE, AZ 85638
520-457-3086 $11.25 per column inch
COCONINO
ARIZONA BUSINESS GAZETTE P.O. BOX 194
PHOENIX, AZ 85001
602-444-7315 $40.00 base fee, $.33 cents for every line after 40
ARIZONA DAILY SUN 1751 S. THOMPSON
FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001
928-774-4545  
ASIAN AMERICAN TIMES 2011 SOUTH HENKEL CIRCLE
MESA, AZ 85202
(480) 839-5139 $35.00
LAKE POWELL CHRONICLE P.O. BOX 1716
PAGE, AZ 86040
928-645-8888 $32.25 per column inch
NAVAJO TIMES P.O. BOX 310
WINDOW ROCK, AZ 86515
928-871-1130 $6.00 per line
SEDONA RED ROCK NEWS P.O. BOX 619
SEDONA, AZ 86339
928-282-7795 $100 deposit, $7.00 per column inch
SOUTHERN UTAH NEWS 245 S. 200 EAST
KANAB, UTAH 84741
435-644-2900 $1.50 per line
WILLIAMS-GRAND CANYON NEWS 118 S. THIRD STREET
WILLIAMS, AZ 86046
928-635-4426 $25.26 per column inch
GILA
ARIZONA SILVER BELT 298 N. PINE STREET
P.O. BOX 31
GLOBE, AZ 85501
928-425-7121 $32.85 per column inch
COPPER BASIN NEWS 366 ALDEN ROAD
KEARNY, AZ 85137
520-363-5554 $50.00
THE PAYSON ROUNDUP P.O. BOX 2520
708 N. BEELINE HWY
PAYSON, AZ 85541
928-474-5251 $31.50 per column inch
THE SAN CARLOS APACHE MOCCASIN 298 N. PINE STREET
GLOBE, AZ 85501
928-425-7121 $32.85 per column inch
GRAHAM
EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER 301A E. HWY 70
SAFFORD, AZ 85546
928-428-2560 $28.50 per column inch
GREENLEE
THE COPPER ERA 301A E. HWY. 70
SAFFORD, AZ 85546
928-428-2560 $22.20 per column inch
LA PAZ
PARKER PIONEER 1317 JOSHUA AVENUE, SUITE L
PARKER, AZ 85344
928-453-4237 Ext-222 $15.81 per column inch
TODAY'S NEWS HERALD 2225 W. ACOMA BLVD.
LAKE HAVASU, AZ 86403
928-453-4237 Ext-214 $25.80 per column inch
MOHAVE
KINGMAN DAILY MINER 3015 STOCKTON HILL RD
KINGMAN, AZ 86401
928-753-6397 $50.00
MOHAVE VALLEY DAILY NEWS 2435 MIRACLE MILE
BULLHEAD CITY, AZ 86442
928-763-2505 $21.15 per column inch
THE STANDARD 221 E. BEALE ST.
KINGMAN, AZ 86401
928-753-1143 $2.10 per line
TODAY'’'S NEWS HERALD 2225 W. ACOMA BLVD.
LAKE HAVASU, AZ 86403
928-453-4237 Ext-214 $25.80 per column inch
NAVAJO
ARIZONA DAILY SUN 1751 S. THOMPSON
FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001
928-556-2280  
NAVAJO HOPI OBSERVER 2717 N. 4th STREET, SUITE 110
FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86004
928-226-9696 $25.26 per column inch
NAVAJO TIMES P.O. BOX 310
WINDOW ROCK, AZ 86515
928-871-1130 6.00 per line
THE TRIBUNE-NEWS P.O. BOX 670
HOLBROOK, AZ 86025
928-524-6203 $18.50 per column inch, $46.25 for fill in the blank form
WHITE MOUNTAIN INDEPENDENT P.O. BOX 1570
SHOW LOW, AZ 85902
928-537-5721 $22.16 per column inch
PINAL
ARIZONA BUSINESS GAZETTE P.O. BOX 194
PHOENIX, AZ 85001
602-444-7315 $40.00 base fee, $.33 cents for every line after 40
ARIZONA CHINESE AMERICAN 7328 N. 7TH AVENUE
PHOENIX, AZ 85021
602-269-3062 $40.00 flat
ARIZONA CITY INDEPENDENT 200 W 2nd STREET
CASE GRANDE, AZ 85122
520-423-8605 $39.00
CASA GRANDE DISPATCH 200 W 2nd STREET
CASE GRANDE, AZ 85122
520-423-8605 $21.20 per column inch
COOLIDGE EXAMINER 200 W 2nd STREET
CASE GRANDE, AZ 85122
520-423-8605 $39.00
COPPER BASIN NEWS 366 ALDEN ROAD
KEARNY, AZ 85137
520-363-5554 $50.00
ELOY ENTERPRISE 200 W 2nd STREET
CASE GRANDE, AZ 85122
520-423-8605 $39.00
FLORENCE REMINDER & BLADE-TRIBUNE 190 N. MAIN STREET
FLORENCE, AZ 85132
520-423-8605 $39.00
SAN MANUEL MINER P.O. BOX 60
SAN MANUEL, AZ 85631
(928) 753-6397 $50.00
SUPERIOR SUN 467 MAIN STREET
SUPERIOR, AZ 85173
520-363-5554 $50.00
SANTA CRUZ
NOGALES INTERNATIONAL 268 W. VIEW POINT DRIVE
NOGALES, AZ 85621
520-375-5760 $19.50 per column inch + $5.00 Affidavit of Publication Fee
YAVAPAI
THE CAMP VERDE JOURNAL P.O. BOX 2048
CAMPE VERDE, AZ 86322
928-567-3341 $100 deposit, $15.00 per column inch.
THE DAILY COURIER 1958 COMMERCE CENTER CIRCLE
PRESCOTT, AZ 86301
928-445-3333 $41.50 per column inch
VERDE INDEPENDENT 116 S. MAIN STREET
COTTONWOOD, AZ 86326
928-634-2241 $24.36 per column inch
YUMA
YUMA SUN 2055 S. ARIZONA AVE
YUMA, AZ 85364
928-539-681 $28.47 per column inch

Resources

Arizona LLC Formation Instructions

Statute 29-635 : Formation of Limited Liability Company

Statute 29-632: The Articles of Organization

List of Approved Newspapers for Publishing*

*Some of these Newspapers have since gone out of business or have incorrect phone numbers listed for contact. We have called each of these newspapers to verify their ability to publish and confirm prices.