Each state has different requirements for forming a limited liability company (LLC). Whether you are starting a business or incorporating a business already in existence, you'll want to understand the state requirements for LLC formation.
Cost to form a Florida LLC
At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the Florida state fees. When you view our pricing to form an LLC you plainly see:
Form a Florida LLC Incorporation Options
- BizFilings’ package prices. BizFilings offers three incorporation service packages from which you can choose.
- State fee for standard turn-around. Our pricing clearly shows the state fee to form an LLC in Florida with standard turn-around.
- Expedited turn-around. You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
- 24-hour turn-around. Florida has a 24-hour filing option, which is outlined in our pricing.
- Certified copy. Our pricing also clearly displays the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for issuing a Certified Copy of the Articles of Organization.
Florida LLC name requirement
The name of an LLC must end with "Limited Liability Company," "Limited Company," "Ltd. Co.," "LLC," "L.L.C.," "LC" or "L.C." The word "Limited" cannot be used. Words such as "Bank," "Bancorp," "Mortgage" and "Loan" require approval from the Department of Financial Regulation.
The following are Florida’s requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:
- Minimum number. LLCs must have one or more members/managers.
- Residence requirements. Florida does not have a provision specifying where members/managers must reside.
- Age requirements. Florida does not have age requirements.
- Inclusion in the articles of organization. Member/Manager names and addresses are required to be listed in the Articles of Organization.
Requirements for the Articles of Organization
The document required to form an LLC in Florida is called the Articles of Organization. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Florida's requirements include:
Florida Registered Agent Service
- Registered agent. LLCs must list the name and address of a registered agent with a physical address (no post office boxes) in Florida. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
Professional services businesses
Florida does allow professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a professional limited liability company (PLLC).
Additional Florida information
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