How To Register Your Company and Obtain an Alaska Entity Number
Generally, the State of Alaska requires the following to conduct business in the State of Alaska:
- Corporations Section:
Register your corporation/entity with the State of Alaska, Corporations Section to receive an Alaska Entity Number. All forms are located on our Forms and Fees page. Once on that page, scroll down to the specific entity type and click to display a list of available forms. Depending on the entity type, complete one of the following:
Domestic Business Corporation Form 08-400 Foreign Business Corporation Form 08-414 Domestic Professional Corporation Form 08-424 Domestic Nonprofit Corporation Form 08-438 Foreign Nonprofit Corporation Form 08-452 Domestic Cooperative Corporation Form 08-462 Foreign Cooperative Corporation Form 08-474 Domestic Limited Liability Company Form 08-484 Foreign Limited Liability Company Form 08-497 Domestic Limited Partnership Form 08-508 Foreign Limited Partnership Form 08-517 Domestic Limited Liability Partnership Form 08-524 Foreign Limited Liability Partnership Form 08-532 Religious Corporation Form 08-539
Note: All entities are required to have a registered agent with an Alaskan address. For additional registered agent information, see the Registered Agent FAQs.
For more information on selecting an entity type, please read Chapter 2 of Establishing a Business in Alaska.
Foreign (non-Alaskan) entities: An exemption from filing may exist under State of Alaska corporation statutes; however it may not exist under Professional Licensing Statutes, procurement statutes, or other program statutes, which supersede corporation exemptions. For more information regarding foreign entity exemptions click on Possible Exemptions for Out of State Companies.
- Professional License Section:
If applicable apply to the State of Alaska, Professional License Section for an Entity Professional License for corporations, LLCs, LLPs, LPs, or an Individual Professional License.
For additional Professional License information and forms click on Professional License Section.
- Business License Section:
For the privilege to engage in business activity in the State of Alaska apply to the Business License Section for a Business License. The business license application will require the Alaska Entity Number (if applicable) from the Corporation Section and the Professional License Number (if applicable) from the Professional License Section.
For additional Business License information and forms click on Business License Section.
Hardcopy filings are date stamped and processed in the order received. Average processing time is 10-15 business days. Online filings are immediate filings unless flagged for examiner review; if flagged for examiner review, standard processing time will be applied. Please consider the different filing methods if you need to coordinate filing with more than one Section within this Division. Hardcopy filings to multiple Sections can be filed at the same time to obtain the same Date Stamp received. Filings, upon review by an examiner to determine compliance, are filed for record based on the date they were received complete and compliant.
If you have any questions call 907-465-2550. When calling, please direct your question(s) to the appropriate Section: Corporations; Professional Licensing; or Business Licensing. Each Section specializes in its own licensing requirements per Alaska Statutes and Regulations.
If you have questions you can reach us at either the Juneau or Anchorage phone numbers listed below or
by emailing us at:
For Corporations Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Professional Licensing Questions: email@example.com
For Business Licensing Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org