Florida LLC Basics & Helpful Information

General Overview of the Florida LLC

This article is meant to be a general overview of the Florida LLC formation process and other basic issues related to LLCs.

Florida LLC Filing Fees

The Florida Department of State filing fee for the Articles of Organization (to create an Florida LLC) is $125.

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Florida Filing Time

Regular processing time for online filing (recommended) takes 1-3 business days. Documents submitted by mail are usually processed and added to the computer records within 3-7 business days. Allow an additional 5-10 business days for the imaged document to be available online. Florida does not currently have an option to expedite the processing times.

Florida Annual Compliance Requirements

Florida LLCs are required to file an electronic annual report between January 1st and May 1st of the year following the formation of the LLC for a fee of $138.75 (plus $400 if filed late). This is an informational report to maintain compliance with the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations.

Form an LLC in Florida

You can use this checklist to help guide you through the process of forming a Florida LLC:

Step 1: Decide on a Business Name

Step 2: Register your LLC with the State

Step 3: Create and Sign the LLC's Governing Document

Step 4: Get an EIN

Step 5: Get Licenses and Permits

Registering a Foreign LLC in Florida