Business & Commercial Services (BCS)

For New Businesses


An incorporator/organizer and at least one officer are required. This is due to our efforts to ensure proper record keeping and for franchise tax liability.

To start a new business entity, follow the steps below:

1.  Download the SOS "Doing Business in Arkansas" booklet HERE

2.  If you have any questions, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page HERE

3.  Search for your Business Name Availability HERE

           Note: make sure your business name is available before filing

           For Name Availability Guidelines, click HERE

4.  New Business Filings:

           To file online, CLICK HERE

           To file via PDF paper forms, CLICK HERE