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How to Reinstate a Florida LLC

To revive a Florida LLC, you’ll need to file the reinstatement application with the Florida Division of Corporations. You’ll also need to fix the issues that led to your LLC’s dissolution. Below, we provide a free, step-by-step guide to reinstating your Florida LLC.

Revive Or Reinstate A Florida Limited Liability Company

The state of Florida has the power to administratively dissolve a Florida LLC if it fails to do any of the following:

  • file annual reports
  • pay fees or penalties
  • appoint and maintain a registered agent
  • file a Statement of Change when needed

To get back into business, you’ll need to apply for reinstatement. To revive or reinstate your Florida LLC, you’ll need to submit the following to the Florida Division of Corporations:

  • a completed reinstatement application
  • any owed fees or penalties
  • a current annual report

What information do I need for the Florida reinstatement application?

For the Florida reinstatement application can only be accessed online. To fill it out, you’ll need to gather the following information:

  • your entity name
  • your document number (this can be found by searching for your business on the Division of Corporation’s database)
  • your FEIN
  • an email address where your filing confirmation may be sent
  • the address of your principal office
  • the name and address of your registered agent
  • the names and addresses of the principals

Your registered agent must sign the application to officially accept the position. They can sign electronically by typing their name in the signature field.

What if my Florida LLC’s name was taken?

One year after your Florida LLC is administratively dissolved, your name will become available for other companies to adopt.

If it’s been more than one year since your LLC was administratively dissolved, the state will email you to let you know if your name has been taken. If it has, they will also send instructions for how to file an amendment to change it.

How do I file the Florida reinstatement application?

You can only file the Florida reinstatement application online, via an account with the state’s Sunbiz E-File system. You can pay by credit card, debit card, or prepaid Sunbiz E-File Account.

How much will it cost to revive a Florida LLC?

The Florida LLC reinstatement fee is $100. You’ll also have to pay to file any missed annual reports ($138.75 plus a $400 late fee.)

How long does it take the state to process the Florida reinstatement application?

If it’s been less than a year since dissolution, your filing will post immediately. If it’s been over a year, you’ll have to wait 2-3 days for the state to check to see if your name is still available.

Can you change your Florida registered agent on the Florida reinstatement?

Yes. You can change your Florida registered agent on your Florida reinstatement application.

How long do you have to revive a Florida LLC?

You can revive a business in Florida at any time, but after one year, the name of your Florida LLC will become available for other businesses to use.

Where do I submit my Florida reinstatement application?

You can only submit your Florida reinstatement application to the Florida Division of Corporations online through the state’s E-File system.

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