2017 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 29 - Partnership
§ 29-1104 Designated office and agent for service of process

Universal Citation: AZ Rev Stat § 29-1104 (2017)

29-1104. Designated office and agent for service of process

A. A limited liability partnership and a foreign limited liability partnership authorized to do business in this state shall designate and continuously maintain in this state a statutory agent for service of process on the limited liability partnership. The sole duty of the statutory agent is to forward to the registered limited liability partnership or foreign registered limited liability partnership at its last known address any process, notice or demand that is served on the statutory agent.

B. An agent must be an individual resident of this state, a domestic corporation, a domestic limited liability company, a foreign corporation or foreign limited liability company authorized to do business in this state.

C. A limited liability partnership or a foreign limited liability partnership may change its agent for service of process by filing an amendment to the statement as provided in section 29-1005, subsection D. An amendment or cancellation is effective at the time of its filing unless a later date is set forth in the certificate of amendment.

D. An agent for service of process may resign by signing and filing with the office of the secretary of state a certificate of resignation. The secretary of state shall mail a copy of the filed certificate to the limited liability partnership at its chief executive office. An agency is terminated on the thirty-first day after the certificate is filed with the office of the secretary of state.

E. A notice of change in statutory agent shall be executed promptly by a limited liability partnership or foreign limited liability partnership whenever its statutory agent dies, resigns or ceases to satisfy the requirements of this section. If a limited liability partnership or a foreign limited liability partnership fails to appoint or maintain an agent for service of process in this state or the agent for service of process cannot with reasonable diligence be found at the agent's address, the secretary of state is an agent of the partnership upon whom process, notice or demand may be served.

F. If a statutory agent changes his business address to another place within this state, he shall change his address for any limited liability partnership or foreign limited liability partnership of which he is a statutory agent by filing a notice signed, either manually or in facsimile by the statutory agent, and reciting that a copy of the notice has been mailed to the limited liability partnership at its chief executive office.

G. The statutory agent of a limited liability partnership or foreign limited liability partnership is the limited liability partnership's agent for service of process, notice or demand required or permitted by law to be served on the limited liability partnership. This section does not prescribe the only means of serving a limited liability partnership or a foreign limited liability partnership.

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