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Arizona Franchise Filing and FDD Registration: Franchise and Business Opportunity Laws

Arizona is not a Franchise Registration State.

The State of Arizona is not a franchise registration state. This means that prior to offering or selling a franchise in Arizona you do not need to register your Franchise Disclosure Document (“FDD”). However, you must nevertheless ensure that you have a validly issued FDD that has been properly issued and disclosed in compliance with the Federal Franchise Laws. Once you comply with the Federal Franchise law you will be exempt from Arizona’s business opportunity requirements.

Helpful Links Concerning Arizona’s Franchise and Business Opportunity Laws:

  • Arizona’s Business Opportunity Law (Definition) - This is a link to the text of Arizona’s laws including a definition of what constitutes a business opportunity under arizona law. The definition specifically excludes “the sale of a franchise as defined by the federal trade commission regulations as set forth in 16 Code of Federal Regulations section 436.1.”
  • Arizona Department of Revenue - Link to the Arizona Department of Revenue. The website includes links to business forms, information about Arizona’s Business Opportunity Laws and resources for Arizona businesses.

Visit our interactive franchise registration map and learn more about state franchise laws, FDD registration states and required franchise filings.

To learn more about how we can help you with your franchise registrations and growing your franchise in Arizona and across the United States contact us at (800) 976-4904 or contact us.

Charles Internicola

by Charles Internicola
National Business and Franchise Lawyer

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