Nonprofit articles of incorporation is the document filed to create a Florida nonprofit corporation.
Preparing and filing your articles of incorporation is the first step in starting your nonprofit corporation. Approval of this document secures your corporate name and creates the legal entity of the nonprofit. Only after this approval can you apply for 501c, apply for fundraising licenses, open a bank account, and otherwise conduct business.
Incorporating provides many important benefits:
|Agency:||Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations|
Mail or online
$35 filing fee + $35 designation of registered agent fee = $70 state fee
~1-3 days online. ~8-17 days by mail
Provide the state-prescribed cover letter, the original, and a copy to file by mail.
As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Florida, keep in mind: