Florida Merger Information

Mergers are business agreements designed to combine two or more entities into a single surviving entity. This process is complex and typically involves filing applications with several government agencies. See the information below for details on filing merger documents with the secretary of state.

Structure Domestic / Foreign Filing Info Fee

Corporation

Domestic Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations

Profit Corporation Merger with other Corporation

$35 per party.

Corporation

Domestic Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations

Articles of Merger for Profit or Non-Profit Corporation with Other Business Entity

$35 per party.

Corporation

Foreign Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations

Profit Corporation Merger with other Corporation

$35 per party.

Corporation

Foreign Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations

Articles of Merger for Profit or Non-Profit Corporation with Other Business Entity

$35 per party.

Limited Liability Company

Domestic Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations

Abandon Merger

$25

Limited Liability Company

All Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations

Certificate of Merger for Florida LLC

$25 per party.

Nonprofit Corporation

Domestic Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations

Non-Profit Corporation Merger with other Corporation

$35 per party.

Nonprofit Corporation

Domestic Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations

Articles of Merger for Profit or Non-Profit Corporation with Other Business Entity

$35 per party.

Nonprofit Corporation

Foreign Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations

Non-Profit Corporation Merger with other Corporation

$35 per party.

Nonprofit Corporation

Foreign Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations

Articles of Merger for Profit or Non-Profit Corporation with Other Business Entity

$35 per party.

Limited Partnership

Domestic Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations

Certificate of Merger for Florida Partnership

$52.50 per party.

Limited Liability Limited Partnership

Domestic Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations

Certificate of Merger for Florida Partnership

$52.50 per party.

Acquisition - When one company purchases ownership of another company.

Consolidation - Occurs when two or more companies merge and a new entity is formed as a result. (Some states now classify consolidations as mergers for filings purposes.)

Merger - When two or more companies combine and one of the companies becomes the surviving entity.

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