Florida Entity Name Reservation

Name reservation protects the preferred name of your entity while you prepare to file formation documents with the state. Depending on entity type, reservations may be eligible for renewal if more time is needed. See the table below for more information on filing a name reservation in Florida.

Florida Entity Name Reservation Licenses

Florida Foreign Name Registration

Agency:Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations
Fact Checked:10/2/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Foreign Name Registration

Agency Fee:

$87.50

Notes:

Name registration lasts for a period of one calendar year.

Fact Checked:10/2/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$87.50

Due:

Registered names expire at the close of the calendar year in which the application was filed.

Notes:

File a renewal between October 1st and December 31st to extend your name registration for another year.

Fact Checked:10/2/20

Florida Name Reservation

Agency:Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations
Fact Checked:10/2/20

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

$25 for LLCs, $35 for corporations, and $52.50 for Limited Partnerships

Notes:

  • There is no form, instead send a letter, executed by the applicant, specifying the name to be reserved and the name and address of the applicant to the Secretary of State.
  • Names are reserved for 120 days.
Fact Checked:10/2/20
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