The $35 Florida Registered Agent

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What Is a Florida Registered Agent?

When you form a Florida LLC or start a Florida corporation, you are required to appoint a Florida registered agent to receive service of process, legal notifications, and other official state documents for your business. You can appoint an individual Florida resident to be your Florida registered agent (including yourself), or you can hire a commercial registered agent service to do it for you. Either way, your Florida registered agent must:

  • maintain a physical address in Florida (not a PO Box or Florida virtual address);
  • be available at that Florida address during normal business hours; and
  • promptly forward any significant legal or state documents to your business.

At Sunshine Corporate Filings LLC®, we provide the fastest, most inclusive commercial registered agent service in Florida for $35 a year.

  • That’s $35 a year TOTAL;
  • an easy 5-minute sign-up process;
  • the use of our Florida business address; and
  • free mail forwarding with our $35 Florida registered agent service (up to 5 pieces of non-state mail per year!).

Why only $35 a year? Because we know something our competitors don’t want you to know—that a well-managed Florida registered agent service with an expert staff, efficient software, and reliable processes in place doesn’t need to charge you an arm and a leg to get the job done right.

But We’re More Than Just Florida Registered Agents

When you hire Sunshine Corporate Filings LLC®, you get:

  • Free Florida mail forwarding
  • A commercial Florida registered office location
  • The use of our Florida address for your business
  • A secure client account with every Florida business document you’ll ever need
  • Free same-day scanning of service of process and official state mail
  • Affordable business filing services if needed
  • Timely Florida annual report reminders
  • Optional Florida annual report filing for $100 plus state fees
  • And the ongoing guidance of our Florida registered agent and business formation experts—available to assist you every day
$35 Florida Registered Agent Service

Why Hire Sunshine Corporate Filings LLC® ?

There are dozens of Florida registered agent services out there to choose from, but no other Florida registered agent has the experience, technology, and infrastructure to match the services offered by Sunshine Corporate Filings LLC®. For $35 a year, we provide a premium registered agent service equipped with digital notifications, online tools and address security. And whether you’re a domestic or international client, we designed our services with you in mind.

Just take a look at all the ways you can use our Florida business address when you hire us as your Florida registered agent service:

Mailing Address

You can list our address as the mailing address for your Florida business, and we include a free limited mail forwarding option when you sign up for our $35 Florida registered agent service. When we receive a piece of mail for your business, we scan it immediately to your online account.

Principal Address

It isn’t rare for registered agents and registered agent services to charge extra fees for you to list their address on your company’s formation document, but with Sunshine Corporate Filings LLC® this service is free. Why? Because we see using our Florida address as an essential part of our registered agent service. We list our address automatically to help keep your personal information private and secure.

Registered Office

You’re required to list the address of your registered agent’s office on your formation documents when you start a Florida corporation or form an LLC in Florida. Unfortunately, many national registered agent services white-label this service instead of letting you use their address (meaning they farm the service out to someone else). Not us. We own our building and registered office in Florida, which means we’re here for the long haul.

Business Address

As time passes, most businesses change locations—a truism that can lead to costly updates with the Florida Division of Corporations if you serve as your own Florida registered agent. By hiring Sunshine Corporate Filings LLC®, your company can have a stable, credible business address in Florida no matter how often your business moves.

How Does a Florida Registered Agent Service Work?

As your Florida registered agent, we receive service of process, legal notifications, and other official state mail for your business at our registered office in Florida. Then we forward those documents to you—either digitally by uploading them to your client account or physically through the mail (depending on the option you choose).

That probably seems like a pretty simple job—until you consider what it really means. Your Florida registered agent receives and handles the most significant legal documents your Florida business will ever receive. That’s why it’s so important to choose a Florida registered agent who takes their appointment as seriously as you take your business.

We’re Floridians, and we know the Florida business world. Our years of experience dealing with the Florida Division of Corporations and making filings for our clients means you can relax knowing that if your business ever gets sued, you’ll have a Florida registered agent with the tools and the know-how to get your important documents to you in the shortest possible time.

When we receive legal notifications and other official documents for your Florida business, we scan and upload those documents immediately to your online account and notify you right away—and we won’t stop notifying you until we’re sure you’ve received them.

How Do I Change My Florida Registered Agent?

If you are currently serving as your business’s Florida registered agent, or if you already hired a different Florida registered agent service, you can still make the switch to Sunshine Corporate Filings LLC®.

Just click the “Hire Us” button below and sign up for our Florida registered agent service. The Florida Division of Corporations will list us as your new Florida registered agent and Florida registered office in around 2 business days. It’s that easy!

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Do You Offer Florida Mail Forwarding Services?

Absolutely! We know that receiving your mail at an in-state address is a major concern for LLCs and corporations operating inside and outside Florida, which is why we offer three Florida mail forwarding service options to suit your needs:

  • our free limited mail forwarding option is already part of our $35 Florida registered agent service, and it includes forwarding up to 5 pieces of non-state mail per year for free;
  • our Deluxe Florida mail forwarding package, which includes 25 non-state mail scans for $125 a year; and
  • our Premium Florida mail forwarding package, which includes unlimited mail scans for $225 a year.

Our Deluxe and Premium Florida mail forwarding packages come with a unique suite number for your business—a suite number that will never get used by another business—and you can even upgrade to our Florida virtual office service for $600 a year and get:

  • a Florida phone number
  • a unique suite number
  • an office lease
  • 25 pieces of mail physically forwarded each year
  • unlimited opened and scanned mail
  • the ability to reserve a private & secure office space—in person or online

With all of our Florida mail forwarding service and Florida virtual office options, you can use our address, and we’ll scan and upload your mail to your client account on the day it arrives.

We can offer these services because we own the building in Florida that houses our Florida mail forwarding center. There’s no middle-man between you and our expert staff trained to handle your mail professionally and securely.

How Do I Form a Business in Florida?

Florida is one of the most business-friendly states in the U.S., which means the filing process for domestic LLCs and corporations is generally pretty simple.

To start a Florida LLC, you must file Articles of Organization with the Florida Division of Corporations. There is a $125 state filing fee, and you can file your Florida Articles of Organization online or by mail.

To form a Florida corporation, you must file Articles of Incorporation with the Florida Division of Corporations and pay a $70 state filing fee. As with the Florida LLC, you can file your Florida Articles of Incorporation online or by mail.

For both domestic Florida LLCs and corporations, it currently takes about 5 business days for the state to process online filings, and it can take several days more for mailed filings.

Can Sunshine Corporate Filings Form My Florida Business?

Yes! Our incorporation service fee is only $35 plus state fees for domestic Florida LLCs and corporations, and when you hire Sunshine Corporate Filings LLC® to start your Florida business, we will also act as your Florida registered agent for an additional $35 a year. This gets your Florida business all of the perks of our Florida registered agent service described above—and we’ll also complete, sign, and submit your articles ourselves.

Altogether, that’s $195 TOTAL to form your Florida LLC or $140 TOTAL to form your Florida corporation.

Do I Really Need a Business Formation Service?

You can definitely start your Florida business on your own, but we don’t recommend it. A lot of entrepreneurs are unaware that when they form a Florida corporation or start a Florida LLC, loads of their personal information can end up in the public record. Your name and address can easily be accessed by unscrupulous marketers, mailing list compilers, spammers and other individuals up to no good.

We’re Florida business privacy experts, and as your Florida registered agent, we will list as much of our own information on your company’s formation documents as the state allows, limiting your exposure. We can also guide you through our unique private LLC option—called theFlorida Double LLC™—which will keep your personal information entirely off the public record.

Stay Private: Florida Double LLC™

Signing up for our Florida registered agent service will go a long way toward protecting your business privacy, but we can do far more than simply serve as your Florida registered agent or help you form a traditional business in Florida.

Through our Florida Double LLC™ package, we offer a way to protect your privacy even further. Your name and address will not appear on any public document. Tracing the ownership of your company will only be possible through a court order. This is not possible with a Florida corporation, but it is possible through our special Florida Double LLC™.

Florida Annual Reports & Renewal Service

What is the Florida annual report?

The Florida annual report is a report you’ll file by May 1st each year to keep your company’s information up to date on the state’s records. The Florida annual report filing fee is $138.75 for Florida LLCs and $150 for Florida corporations.

Can Sunshine Corporate Filings file my Florida annual report?

You bet! As your Florida registered agent service, we receive more than just service of process and legal correspondence on your behalf. We also receive Florida annual report notifications for your business from the Florida Division of Corporations.

We carefully track these annual requirements and will automatically inform you of any upcoming deadlines, but we also offer our Florida annual report renewal service for $100 a year. Hiring Sunshine Corporate Filings LLC® to file your Florida annual reports will help ensure your business never falls out of good standing with the state.

Florida Registered Agent FAQs

Do I Have to Appoint a Florida Registered Agent?

Yes. Florida requires LLCs and corporations to appoint a registered agent with a physical address in Florida. See sections §605.0113 and §607.0501 of the Florida state statutes for details.

What Are the Requirements for a Florida Registered Agent?

A Florida registered agent must keep regular office hours and be available to receive service of process and other official state documents at a physical address in Florida (called a “registered office”).

Can I Be My Own Florida Registered Agent?

Florida allows individuals to serve as Florida registered agents, which means you can do the job yourself, but that’s a decision that comes with a lot of drawbacks. Apart from needing to be available during normal business hours (no non-government holidays!), a registered agent’s information will also appear on the public record. Most businesses are more comfortable hiring a commercial company instead.

What If I Am Not A US Citizen?

Non-US residents are a big part of Florida’s economy, especially when it comes to South American entrepreneurs looking to expand their businesses to the United States. At Sunshine Corporate Filings LLC®, we provide our international clients with:

  • Resources on how to do business in Florida as a non-US citizen
  • Help getting an EIN without a Social Security number
  • Our quick and easy apostille service
  • A real Florida address for process of service and mail forwarding