How To File An Amendment For A Florida Corporation
Step By Step Guide To Florida Corporation Amendments
What you need to make an amendment to a Florida Corporation:
- $35 filing fee
- Articles of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation form
- Name of Florida corporation
- The information that needs to be amended (Florida corporations can amend any of the following information: name of corporation, principal address, mailing address, registered agent name and /or registered office, officers and/or directors, or additional information)
How to file a Florida Corporation Amendment:
To make amendments to your Florida Corporation, you must provide the completed Cover Letter and Articles of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation forms with the filing fee to the Department of State by mail or in person. You cannot file amendments online.
Can you re-state the initial articles instead of filing an amendment?
Yes. If you wish to re-state the corporation’s initial articles you must draft your own. They do not provide a form for this type of filing. You should use the amendment cover letter form as your cover page for any restated articles filing.
Are there any specifics you can or can’t include with a Florida Corporation amendment?
You can make changes to the original articles, company name, street and mailing address, Florida registered agent information, as well as the name and address of the officers and/or directors directly on the form.
How much does a Florida Corporation amendment cost?
Articles of amendment for a Florida corporation cost $35.
How long does it take the state to process a Florida Corporation amendment?
Normal amendment processing time for a Florida corporation is approximately one week. You can request same-day service while you wait when delivered in person.
How will the corporation amendment be returned?
A letter of acknowledgment will be issued after the amendment has been filed. You will also be able to print a copy directly from their website.
What state agency do you file an amendment with?
Florida Department of State
Division of Corporations
Mailing: PO BOX 6327, Tallahassee, FL 32314
Physical: 2661 Executive Center Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: (850) 245-6051
Can you change the Florida Corporation officers or directors on an amendment?
If you need to make changes to your corporation’s officers and/or directors before May 1st, it is best to do it on the Florida annual report. If you have already filed your report for the current year, you may file an amended annual report form. All annual report filings must be submitted online.
Can you change the Florida registered agent on the amendment?
Yes. If you are going to change your Florida registered agent, the signature of the new registered agent is required.
Can you change the principal office address and/or the mailing address on a corporation amendment?
Yes. However, you can also change the principal office address and/or the mailing address by emailing the change to: