The Arizona Secretary of State files limited partnerships for the state of Arizona. Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) Title 29 governs the filing and recording of limited partnerships. All limited partnerships, per A.R.S. 29-301(7), two or more persons under the laws of this state and having one or more general partners and one or more limited partners. If you desire to conduct business as any limited partnership, you must file with our office to receive that designation.

Limited partnerships consist of three types: limited partnership (“LP”), limited liability partnerships (“LLP”), and limited liability limited partnerships (“LLLP”). Also, where the partnership is domiciled is important, because our forms differentiate between domestic and foreign limited partnerships. A domestic limited partnership refers to a partnership domiciled within Arizona, and a foreign limited partnership is domiciled outside of Arizona but intends to also do business in Arizona.

What to File 

See Form Directory

Filing Fee: Fees depend on the type of filing you submit. Specific fees can be found in the form directory. You may expedite your application if you include an additional $25 fee. Checks and money orders can be made out to, “Arizona Secretary of State.” Please do not send cash by mail. We recommend paying with cash for in-person filings only.

Filing Length: Valid until amended or cancelled

Processing Time: 2-3 weeks. Expedited applications are processed within 1-2 days from when we receive your application.

Filing Tips

  • If you would like a receipt of processing, mail the original plus one copy along with a prepaid return envelope. You will not be sent a conformed copy if a prepaid return envelope is not provided.
  • You may submit a photocopy of a signed original partnership form.  
  • A "certificate of existence" may be requested with a Public Records Request Form.  Cost is $5.00.
  • Our search website does not provide electronic scanned images of what has been previously processed. To get paper copies of what has been recorded for a partnership, submit a Public Record Request Form. Our office will contact you with a price (10 cents per page filing fee, and for certified copies please include an additional $5). Payment must be received prior to processing your request.
  • If you have any questions, please call us at 602-542-6187 or 1-800-458-5842 or email us.

Where to File

Filing By Mail

Secretary of State
Attn: Partnerships
1700 W. Washington Street, Fl. 7
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2808

In-Person Filing - Phoenix Office

State Capitol Executive Tower
1700 W. Washington Street
Suite 220

In-Person Filing - Tucson Office

Arizona State Complex Building
400 West Congress
First Floor, Suite 141