Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations


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Contact Information

Physical address:
Clifton Building
2661 Executive Center Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Mailing address:
Corporate Filings
P.O. Box 6327
Tallahassee, FL 32314

Phone: 850-245-6052

Web: Home Name search Forms File online
Email: corphelp@dos.state.fl.us

Notes: Courier: Department of State Division of Corporations Clifton Building 2661 Executive Center Circle Tallahassee, FL 32301

Corporate Filings

We track the following filings with the Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations in order to provide compliance services to our clients. We share this reference information with the general public as a courtesy. As a registered agent client, you get access to state templates pre-filled with our company information to help you save time looking up information.

Annual Report

Agency:Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations
Form:

Must be filed online.

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$61.25

Due:

Annually by May 1.

Law:

Florida Statutes Title 36 § 607.1622

Penalties:

Failure to file an annual report by the 3rd Friday of September will result in the administrative dissolution or revocation of the business entity on Florida records at the close of business on the 4th Friday of September.


Certificate of Status

Agency:Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations
Form:

Certificate of Status

Agency Fee:

$8.75


Fictitious Name

Agency:Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations
Form:

Fictitious Name Registration

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 for the registration and $30 for an optional certified copy of the name registration.

Turnaround:

2-3 business days online or 3-5 business days by mail.

Is registration mandatory?:

Business entities operating under a name other than their legal name must file a fictitious name registration.

Law:

Florida Statutes § 865.09

County Level Filing:

Filing is not required at the county level.

Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?:

Fictitious name registration serves only to inform the public and does not prevent another organization from using the same name.

Notes:
  • Search the online records prior to filing to ensure that the name you choose is distinguishable.
  • You will receive a confirmation letter by email or mail after your registration is processed.
  • The registered fictitious name must be published in a newspaper at least once within the county where your principal place of business is located.

Foreign Qualification

Agency:Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations
Form:

Profit Qualification

Agency Fee:

$70

Law:

FL Stat § 607.1501

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Certificate of existence dated within 90 days. Must submit original copy.


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