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.

Benefits

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
Form:

Articles of Organization

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:

$125

Turnaround:

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

Law:

2013 Florida Statues - Chapter 621: Professional Service Corporations and Limited Liability Companies

Notes:

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

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