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Florida Certified Copy Of Articles Of Organization Or Incorporation

How to Order a Certified Copy of Articles of Organization or a Certified Copy of Articles of Incorporation From the State of Florida

A certified copy of your Articles of Organization or Articles of Incorporation can be ordered by mail or in person, but we recommend mailing. Normal processing takes up to 7 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs are based on the type of business entity. Expedited service is available in person only and should be the same day.

You can order a Certified Copy…

You can order certified copies online when you form your business entity. Oddly, however, if you are seeking certified copies at a later date, you must request them by mail or in person. You can download uncertified copies at any time for free on the FL Division of Corporations’ website by simply performing an entity search and downloading the formation documents.

By Mail:
Provide the entity name, its document or registration number, type of document (i.e. Articles of Incorporation), date the document was filed, preaddressed prepaid envelope or prepaid airbill, and a daytime phone number for any questions.

In Person:
In person requests will usually be processed the same day, or within 2 days.

How much does it cost to obtain a certified copy of Florida Articles of Incorporation or Florida Articles of Organization?

Fees for certified copies for you Florida LLC are as follows:

$8.75 for Corporation mailed requests.

$8.75 for Corporations in person requests. Includes the first 8 pages, $1 each additional page, not to exceed $52.50.

$30 for Limited Liability Companies.

$52.50 for General Partnership, Limited Liability Partnership, Limited Partnership, or Limited Liability Limited Partnership.

Is expedited processing available?

Yes. Expedited service is available in person only usually the same day or within 2 days. Additional fees may apply.

Payment options?

Check or Money Order.
Credit cards accepted in person only.
Make check or money order payable to: Florida Department of State.

How long does it take to get a certified copy of articles of organization, or a certified copy of articles of incorporation from the Florida Department of State?

Expedited Counter Service:
Same day for individuals if received by 4:30 p.m.
1-2 business days for service companies, attorneys or law firms

Normal processing:
7 business days, plus additional time for mailing

How will the certified copy of the articles of incorporation or the certified copy of articles of organization come back after I order from the Florida Department of State?

It will be returned by the type of return envelope you provide (i.e. a pre-addressed prepaid envelope or airbill). Return service by fax or email is not available.

Contact Info:

Florida Department of State
Certification Section
Division of Corporations
Clifton Building
2661 Executive Center Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32301
PO Box 6327
Tallahassee, FL 32314
(850)245-6053 phone
Email:  corphelp@dos.state.fl.us

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