LLC Sunbiz: Everything You Need to Know
After completing an LLC Sunbiz filing successfully, you will have formed a limited liability company (LLC) in the State of Florida.3 min read
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Updated October 21, 2020:
After completing an LLC Sunbiz filing successfully, you will have formed a limited liability company (LLC) in the State of Florida.
- Make sure you understand the requirements for filing your LLC's Articles of Organization.
- Obtain all the information that you will need for your application.
- Possess an allowed form of payment such as a debit or credit card.
Common Questions About Registering a Florida LLC Online
How can I pay when filing my Articles of Organization?
Your three online payment options are a Visa or MasterCard debit card; an American Express, MasterCard, or Visa credit card; or a Sunbiz E-File Account that has been prepaid.
Is the name of my LLC available for use?
To find out if your LLC name is free to use, you can use the Sunbiz name search tool.
Do I have to file online?
While online filing is more convenient, it is not required. You can also download an Articles of Organization application and then submit your application and payment by mail. When submitting by mail, you must pay with either a money order or check.
Will I be given confirmation when my application is accepted?
When your application is approved, you will be sent a confirmation letter which will include important information about your LLC. If you purchased a Certified Copy or Certificate of Status, you will receive these documents with your confirmation letter.
After I file my Articles of Organization, how long will it take for them to be processed and posted?
This depends on how you filed. If your Articles of Organization were submitted and paid for online, they will usually be processed within two to three business days. Submissions and payments made by mail will take three to five business days to be processed.
How can online forms be signed?
Under s.15.16, F.S. typing your name will fulfill the signature requirement. Legally, e-signatures are the same as physical signatures. If you sign someone else's name without their permission, this is considered forgery.
How do I get a copy of my Articles of Organization?
After your Articles of Organization have been posted, you can download a copy for free from Sunbiz.
What caused my application to be rejected?
Every application will be closely reviewed to make sure they meet state requirements. Your application was likely rejected because it did not fulfill one of these requirements.
What can I do after my application has been rejected?
You can make any necessary corrections to your Articles of Organization by visiting the Sunbiz website and entering your PIN and tracking number.
Limited Liability Company Name
In the Department of State records, the name of your LLC must be distinguishable.
Before you submit your formation documents, you should perform a search to determine the availability of your LLC name. Make sure that the name of your company includes the words limited liability company, or LLC/L.L.C. If you're establishing a professional limited liability company, the name of your company should include the abbreviations PLLC or P.L.L.C, or the words Professional Limited Liability Company or Chartered. You should not use your LLC name until it has been approved by the Division of Corporations.
When submitting your formation documents, you should make sure to include the address of your company's principal office. If the mailing address of your LLC is different from the principal address, you should include this address as well.
LLCs in Florida are required to name a Registered Agent, and you will need to provide the address and name of your agent. Your company's Registered Agent will be responsible for handling service of process for your LLC and can either be an active Florida business or an individual that resides in the State of Florida.
You should also make sure that your Registered Agent has signed your LLC application. Your agent's signature indicates that they understand and accept their responsibilities. If you've chosen a Florida business as your Registered Agent, an individual in the business must provide their signature.
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