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Forming an LLC in Florida requires filing Articles of Organization with the Florida Secretary of State office.

Florida LLC Name Requirements

The name of the limited liability company, which must end with the words “limited liability company” or “limited company” or their abbreviation “L.L.C.”, “L.C.”, “LLC” or “LC”. (The word “limited” may be abbreviated as “Ltd.” and the word “company” may be abbreviated as “Co”.)

Your LLC name must be unique.

Filing Articles of Organization in Florida

Articles of Organization must be executed by at least one member or authorized representative of a member. Filing of the Articles constitutes an affirmation under the penalties of perjury that the facts stated are true.

License Requirements

Florida requires most businesses to obtain a license and pay a fee if operating in the state. Please check with the state to make sure your business is complying with the license requirements for your particular profession.

Registered Agent

The registered agent can be either an individual resident of the state or any of the following legal entities organized or qualified in Florida with a business address which is the registered office address: partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, foreign limited liability company, trust, estate, corporation, custodian, trustee, executor, administrator, or any other legal or commercial entity, in its own or representative capacity.

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Florida LLC Filing Fees

The filing fee for a Florida Limited Liability Company is $125, which includes the mandatory registered agent charge of $25 and filing fee of $100. This does not include the cost of any additional optional services such as Certified Copies ($30 each) and Certificates of Status ($ 5 each).