Florida Articles of Incorporation

Florida articles of incorporation are filed to create a corporation.

Preparing and filing your articles of incorporation is the first step in starting your business corporation. (If you are starting a nonprofit corporation, click here.) Approval of this document secures your corporate name and creates the legal entity of the corporation. Only after this approval can the corporation apply for tax IDs, obtain business licenses, sign contracts, and otherwise conduct business.


Incorporating provides many important benefits:

  • Limits the liability of directors, officers, and shareholders
  • Fulfills statutory requirements to register your business name
  • Provides governance and adds credibility

Fast Facts

We will prepare and file your articles of incorporation as follows:

Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations

Form CR2E010: Articles of Incorporation for Florida Profit Corporation

Filing Method:

Mail or online

State Fee:



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


2013 Florida Statues - Chapter 607: Corporations


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

Why use our Articles of Incorporation service?

We're specialists in incorporation and compliance. We focus solely on corporate compliance, and the state-specific expertise to provide you best-in-industry service at a competitive rate.

A compliance specialists will work with you 1-on-1 to prepare and file your articles of incorporation. You can also rely on your specialist for other services to help you set up and maintain a compliant corporation.

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Other Helpful Florida Facts

As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Florida. Your specialist will help you tailor articles of incorporation to your state.

Florida Directors

  • Number: One or more required.
  • Qualifications: Natural person, eighteen years of age or older.
  • Quorum: Majority of directors, unless bylaws fix a different number. No less than one third.

Florida Officers

  • As stated in the bylaws. One person may hold multiple offices. One officer is required to be responsible for maintaining corporate records.

Florida Bylaws

  • Required: Yes.

Florida Annual Shareholder Meeting

  • Required: Yes.
  • Action by written consent: Allowed if enough shareholders consent to equal the number required to take action by vote.

Florida Shareholders

  • Qualifications: N/A
  • Stock Certificate: Not required.
  • Voting Trusts Allowed: Yes.

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Incorporate Today!

We set up your corporation fast and help you stay compliant.

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