Arkansas Corporation Formation

Each state has different requirements for forming a corporation. Whether you are starting a business or incorporating a business already in existence, you’ll want to understand state requirements for Arkansas incorporation.

Cost to incorporate in Arkansas

At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the state fees to form an Arkansas corporation. View our pricing to incorporate as a C corporation or S corporation 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 Arkansas 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. Arkansas has a 24-hour filing option, 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.
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Corporate name

The corporation's name must contain the word "Corporation," "Incorporated," "Company," "Limited" or an abbreviation thereof. It may not contain language stating or implying the corporation is organized for other business purposes, and must be distinguishable from names in use by certain other enumerated entities.

Director information

The following are Arkansas’s requirements for directors of corporations:

  • Minimum number. Corporations must have not less than three directors, unless there are only one or two shareholders of record. In that case, the number of directors may be less than three but not less than the number of shareholders of record.
  • Residence requirements. Arkansas does not have a provision specifying where directors must reside.
  • Age requirements. Arkansas 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.

Requirements for the Articles of Incorporation

The document required to form a corporation in Arkansas is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Arkansas requirements include:

  • 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 post office boxes) in Arkansas. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
Arkansas Registered Agent Service

Professional services businesses

Arkansas allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a professional corporation (PC).

Additional Arkansas information

View the following additional resources BizFilings has for forming and maintaining companies in Arkansas: