How to File a Florida LLC Amendment
To amend your articles of organization for an LLC in Florida, you’ll need to file Articles of Amendment with the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations. In addition, you’ll need to include a cover letter and $25 filing fee. Below, we provide a free guide to amending your Florida LLC articles.
Amend Articles of Organization for a Florida LLC
As your Florida LLC grows, you may need to update your Articles of Organization. In most cases, these changes can be made by filing Florida’s Articles of Amendment.
When do I need to file Florida LLC Articles of Amendment?
An LLC in Florida files articles of amendment to update the LLC’s name, principal/mailing address, and member/manager information. Articles of amendment can also be used to change your Florida registered agent.
What do I include in the Florida LLC Articles of Amendment?
To complete the Florida Articles of Amendment, you’ll need to include the following information:
- Business name: Provide the current name of your Florida LLC.
- Date your Articles of Organization were filed: Write the day, month, and year your formation papers were initially submitted.
- Document number: Include the 6-12 digit number assigned to your Articles of Organization.
- Amendments: Enter all relevant updates/changes in the spaces provided. If necessary, you may attach a separate sheet of paper.
- Signature: Sign and print the name of the individual filing the amendment. This can be a member or authorized representative of a current member (such an attorney). If you’re changing your Florida registered agent, your new agent must also sign the form.
- Cover letter (attached): Include the name, address, and phone number of the individual(s) the state may contact regarding your filing.
- Fees: Include a payment for $25.
If you don’t know when your Articles of Organization were initially filed and/or the document number, you can easily find both by searching the Florida Business Database.
How do I file the Florida LLC Articles of Amendment?
You can submit the Florida Articles of Amendment to the Florida Division of Corporations by mail or in person. Payments must be made by check or money order made payable to “Florida Department of State.”
How much does it cost to file Florida Articles of Amendment?
Amending articles requires a $25 fee. The state doesn’t offer expedited processing.
How long does it take to process Florida Articles of Amendment?
Articles of amendment in Florida are processed in the order they are received—typically within 3-4 weeks.
Can I restate the initial articles instead of filing a Florida LLC amendment?
Yes, you can restate the initial articles instead of filing an amendment. However, the state doesn’t provide a specific form to do so, so you will need to create your own. Your form should be titled “Restatement of Articles of Organization” and include your LLC’s name, the date your initial articles were filed, and all relevant provisions to be restated. The filing fee is the same—$25.
Where do I submit Florida LLC Articles of Amendment?
Articles of Amendment must be filed with the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations.
The Centre of Tallahassee
2415 N. Monroe Street, Suite 810
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Phone: (850) 245-6051
PO Box 6327
Tallahassee, FL 32314