2017 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 29 - Partnership
§ 29-304 Specified office and agent
29-304. Specified office and agent
A. Each limited partnership shall continuously maintain in this state:
1. An office, which may but need not be a place of its business in this state, at which shall be kept the records required by section 29-305 to be maintained; and
2. An agent for service of process on the limited partnership, which agent shall be an individual resident of this state, a domestic corporation, a domestic limited liability company, a foreign corporation or a foreign limited liability company authorized to do business in this state. A statutory agent of a limited partnership may resign as agent by delivering a written notice to the secretary of state and mailing a copy of the notice to the partnership at its last known address. The appointment of the agent terminates thirty days after receipt of the notice by the secretary of state or on the appointment of a new statutory agent, whichever occurs first.
B. If a limited 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 limited partnership on whom process, notice or demand may be served.
C. If the secretary of state accepts service of process, notice or demand pursuant to subsection B of this section, the secretary of state shall forward by certified mail the summons and the complaint to the limited partnership at the address on file with the secretary of state at the time of service.
D. The secretary of state is not liable for any damages incurred by the limited partnership if the limited partnership does not receive the summons and complaint.