Business & Commercial Services (BCS)

For New Businesses


Due to heavy volume, the anticipated filing times for all corporation / LLC filings are as follows:

1.  All mailed in documents: 7-10 business days after received

2.  All dropped off documents: 3-7 business days

3.  All online filings: 3-7 business days.


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


4.  New Business Filings:

           To file YOUR NEW ENTITY ONLINE, click HERE

           To file via PDF PAPER FORMS, click HERE

5.  To apply for an EIN (Employment Identification Number) with the IRS, go to this website

AFTER you have filed and received your new entity from the Secretary of State

Please note that per the Corporate Transparency Act, beginning January 1, 2024, all existing and all new entities will need to file a Beneficial Ownership Information report with