Florida Articles of Organization
When you form a Florida LLC, you file Articles of Organization with the FL Department of State. Articles of Organization are a formation document. It lists basic information about your limited liability company. When it is accepted and processed, your Florida LLC is officially created.
How to Fill Out Articles of Organization
Article 1: Name
You must list the full name of your Florida LLC. The name must end with the words: Limited Liability Company, LLC or L.L.C.
Article 2: Principal Office
You must list the principal office addresses, both street and mailing. Your principal business office is the central location of your company, the office where you keep your official company documents and financial records.
Article 3: Registered Agent
Every business entity in the State is required to appoint a Florida registered agent. You must list your registered agent’s name and their physical street address. You cannot list a PO box, or your filing will be rejected.
Article 4: Managers and Members
You are required to list the names and addresses of the members or managers authorized to make management decisions for your LLC. Your members have offered Florida LLC capital contributions in exchange for ownership percentages, but this does not necessarily mean that they have managerial rights.
Your Florida LLC management consists of those individuals or entities that have been designated as managers of your company. An authorized member/manager would have the power, for example, to vote to ratify a Florida LLC resolution to open bank accounts for your company.
Article 5: Effective Date
The effective date is the day upon which your LLC will officially exist. This is usually the same day that your filing is accepted by the Department of State, but you are allowed to select a different day. You can choose a day five business days prior to the day the DOS receives your filing, or up to 90 days after your filing is received.
How Can I File Articles of Organization in Florida?
Articles of Organization can be filed online, in person, by mail or fax. Online filings are processed the most quickly. Faxed filings require a Sunbiz E-File Account, set up in advance.
What Are My Filing Fees?
The filing fee for Articles of Organization is $125. This includes both the processing fee and the fee to designate a Florida registered agent.
Can Articles of Organization Be Amended?
Yes. You can file Articles of Amendment at any time during the life of your LLC. Articles of Amendment allow you to make changes to the information on your Articles of Organization, such as the name of your company, a new mailing address, or a change of your registered agent.
There is a $25 filing fee to file a Florida LLC Amendment.