Florida Articles of Organization

Articles of organization form your Florida LLC.

Preparing and filing your articles of organization is the first step in starting your limited liability company (LLC). Approval of this document secures your business name and creates the legal entity of the LLC. Only after this approval can you obtain a Federal Tax ID (EIN), open a bank account, sign contracts, and otherwise conduct business.


Incorporating provides many important benefits:

  • Limits the liability of the members (owners) and managers
  • Fulfills statutory requirements to register your business name
  • Adds credibility

Fast Facts

Agency:Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations

Articles of Organization

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:



~1-3 days online. ~8-17 days by mail


FL Stat. §§ 605.0101 - 605.1108


When filing by mail, provide the state-prescribed cover letter, the original articles, and a copy of the articles.

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