business & Commercial services

For New Businesses:


Effective January 1, 2021, ALL franchise taxes will be paid to DFA. Click here for additional information:


An incorporator/organizer and AT LEAST ONE OFFICER are required.  This is due to our cooperative efforts with DFA in administering franchise taxes and, to ensure proper record keeping.

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

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

2.  If you have any questions, please visit our Frequently Asked

     Questions page HERE

3.  Search for your Business Name Availability HERE

     (make sure your business name is available before filing) 

4.  New Business Filings:

           To file online, CLICK HERE

           To file via PDF paper forms, CLICK HERE