Alaska Corporation Formation Requirements

Whether you are starting a business or incorporating an existing one in Alaska, you’ll want to understand state requirements for Alaska corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs).

Alaska Corporation Formation Requirements

Cost to incorporate. BizFilings clearly outlines our fees and the state fees to form a corporation in Alaska. View our pricing to plainly see:

  • BizFilings’ package prices. BizFilings offers three incorporation service packages from which you can choose.
  • State fee for standard turn-around. Our pricing clearly shows the state fee to incorporate in Alaska with standard turn-around.
  • Expedited turn-around. You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
  • 24-hour turn-around. There is a 24-hour filing option in Alaska, which is outlined in our pricing.
  • Certified copy. Our pricing also clearly displays the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for issuing a Certified Copy of the Articles of Incorporation.

Corporate name. The corporation’s name must contain the word "Corporation," "Incorporated," “Company,” “Limited” or an abbreviation thereof. Names cannot contain words pertaining to a city. The name may not contain language stating or implying that the corporation is organized for a business purpose other than the one permitted by the Articles of Incorporation. The name cannot be the same as or deceptively similar to that of another company incorporated or registered to transact business in the state.

Director information. The following are Alaska’s requirements for directors of corporations.

  • Minimum number. Corporations must have one or more directors.
  • Residence requirements. Alaska does not have a provision specifying where directors must reside.
  • Age requirements. Alaska does not have age requirements.
  • Inclusion in the Articles of Incorporation. Director names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.

Officers. Officer names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.

Stock. Authorized shares and par value must be listed in the Articles of Incorporation. An increase in the number of shares or par value does not affect initial filing fees.

Registered agent. Corporations must list the name and address of a registered agent with a physical address (no P.O. Boxes) in Alaska. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.

Professional services businesses. Professional corporations (PCs) are allowed to be formed in Alaska for professional services businesses.