What does it cost to register a foreign LLC in Florida?
$125 for normal filing (includes designation of registered agent fee).
How long does it take for the state to process the Florida Application for Registration?
Normal Processing: 5 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
In Person Processing: same day.
How will I get verification of registration back from Florida?
A letter of acknowledgment will be issued free of charge upon registration.
What forms do I file with Florida to register my out of state LLC?
The completed Cover Letter, Application by Foreign Limited Liability Company for Authorization to Transact Business in Florida form, Certificate of Designation of Registered Agent/Registered Office form and the filing fee is required.
What do I need from my home state?
Certificate of Existence is required.
Does it need to be an original copy?
How current does the certificate need to be?
No more than 90 days old.
Will I need an Florida registered agent for my LLC?
Yes, when you hire Northwest as your registered agent, it's a flat rate yearly price of $125 a year, you'll have an online account that tracks your report due dates, which states you are registered in, when your yearly service with us is up, and any documents we receive locally for you are uploaded into your account immediately for complete viewing. If or when you get served with a lawsuit, we can email up to 4 people and your attorney at the same time for real time complete viewing of a lawsuit. You'll receive annual report reminders. It's the same price every year, and there are no weird fees or cancellation fees.
You'll also see all the pre-populated forms and specific filing instructions on the thank you page, in your online account, and they will be emailed to you immediately upon signing up for 1 year of registered agent service.
Does the Florida registered agent need to sign the filing?
How can I file the Florida Application for Registration?
By mail or in person.
What is the state agency that accepts the out of state registration?
Florida Department of State
New Filing Section
Division of Corporations
2661 Executive Center Circle
PO Box 6327
Tallahassee, FL 32314
Do the signatures on the Florida LLC application need to be original?
Who has to sign the foreign LLC filing?
A member or an authorized representative of a member is required to sign the application form.
Are there any weird things about registering in Florida?
Florida is an "open books" state, meaning, basically everything is public information.
County filing or publication is not necessary, unless specifically required by the county in which your registered agent resides.
Are there ongoing Florida annual report and/or initial reporting requirements?
All annual reports are due May 1st.
What are your fees?
You'll need to have an Florida registered agent. We charge $125 a year to act as your registered agent in Florida. It's a flat rate, once a year fee, and includes more than other registered agents. Here's a little more about our registered agent service.
We charge a $100 one-time filing service fee if you would like us to obtain the certificates needed from your home state, and register your company in any state you choose. We have offices in every state and can act as your registered agent and make your filings for you in any state. If you would like to register with multiple states at once, we can usually drop our filing service fee down.