Corporations

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:

  1. Professional License Section:
  2. Before engaging in a business practice regulated under Alaska Statute Title 8 (AS 08) you must obtain a professional license. 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.

  3. Corporations Section:
    1. 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.

    2. 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 corporation statutes on foreign entity exemptions click on Possible Exemptions for Out of State Companies.

  4. Business License Section:
  5. Before engaging in business activity, per AS 43.70.020, you must obtain a business license. Apply to the State of Alaska, Business License Section for a Business License. The business license application will ask for the Alaska Entity Number and Professional License Number (if applicable).

    For additional Business License information and forms click on Business License Section.

General Information:

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.

Contact Us:

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: corporations@alaska.gov.
For Professional Licensing Questions: license@alaska.gov
For Business Licensing Questions: businesslicense@alaska.gov