How to form a Florida LLC (Limited Liability Company)

Organizing a Florida LLC

Initial Costs

$125 Filing Fee

Filing Time

2 to 5 Days

Ways to File

Online, mail, or in person.

Articles of Organization

A Florida limited liability company is formed by filing Articles of Organization For Florida Limited Liability Company and paying the filing fee to Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations. Submit the form by mail, in person or online. The filing fee is $125. Florida offers 24-hour expedited processing for an additional $100. Walk in filings are automatically charged the expedite fee. Online filing can still take up to ten days.

Qualification of a Foreign LLC in Florida

In order to register do business in Florida, submit the Application by Foreign LLC for Authorization to Transact Business in Florida with the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations by mail or in person. Only domestic LLCs may file online. Pay the $125 filing fee for standard processing of one week. Attach a Certificate of Existence from the jurisdiction of formation. It must be current within 90 days.

Florida LLC Law

Name: Florida Limited Liability Company Act

Florida LLC Statute: Fla. Stat. Ann. §§ 608.408(3), 608.415 and 608.503.1.

Series LLC available?: No

Florida LLC Fees

Fee for filing Articles of Organization for a Florida LLC: $100 Filing Fee plus $25 Registered Agent Fee (required), domestic & foreign.

Other Fees:
Annual Report – $138.75 (plus $400 late fee after May 1)
Certificate of Status – $5.00
Certified Copy of Record – $30.00
Change of Registered Agent – $25.00
Articles of Correction – $25.00
Certificate of Conversion – $25.00 (+ New Entity Filing Fees, if applicable)
Registered Agent Resignation(active) – $85.00
Registered Agent Resignation(dissolved)- $25.00
Reinstatement Fee – $100.00
Any Other Amendment – $25.00
Articles of Dissolution/Withdrawal – $25.00
Articles of Revocation of Dissolution – $100.00
Certificate of Merger – $25.00 per party (unless otherwise specified)
Member, Managing Member, or Manager Resignation – $ 25.00

Available LLC Formation Services in Florida

LLC Center Publications recommends Northwest Registered Agent LLC to form your Florida Limited Liability Company.

Secretary of State Information

Physical Address:

Florida Department of State
Division of Corporations
Clifton Building
2661 Executive Center Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32314

Mailing Address:

Corporate Filings
P.O. Box 6327
Tallahassee, FL 32314


Telephone: 800-755-5111 or 850-245-6051
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