Service of Process
To serve a corporation or limited liability company through the Arizona Corporation Commission ("A.C.C."), you must deliver to the Corporations Division Records Section, by mail or in person, the following:
- 2 copies of the document or documents being served;
- An Affidavit or Declaration of Attempted Service from a registered process server; and
- A check for $25.00 (MOD account holders may charge to the account).
The Records Section is located at 1300 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ, 85007.
Service upon an entity through the A.C.C. is not automatic. The circumstances under which the A.C.C. may accept service on behalf of an entity are mandated by statute. Each instance of attempted service on an entity is examined on a case-by-case basis by our staff to determine if it is appropriate for the A.C.C. to accept service for that entity. Process servers should be familiar with our Notice to Process Servers that sets out requirements for the affidavit of attempted service.
If the service is accepted by the Records Section staff, a copy of the documents being served is mailed to the entity via regular U.S. Mail, and a Certification of Service Accepted and of Mailing is prepared by staff. The A.C.C. Certification, along with the other copy of the documents being served, is sent for microfilming into the entity's record. An uncertified copy of the A.C.C. Certification may be obtained by paying the regular copying charge of $.50 per page. A certified copy of the A.C.C. Certification may be obtained by paying the charges for certified copies ($5.00 plus .50 per page).