FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
STATE
DIVISION OF
CORPORATIONS
Attached are the forms and instructions to form a Florida Limited Liability Company pursuant to Chapter 605, Florida Statutes.
All information included in the Articles of Organization must be in English and must be typewritten or printed legibly.
I
f this
requirement is not met, the document will be returned for correction(s). The Division of Corporations suggests using the sample
articles merely as a guideline. Pursuant to s. 605.0201, Florida Statutes, additional information may be contained in the Articles of
Organization.
The name of a limited liability company must be distinguishable on the records of the Florida Department of State.
A preliminary search for name availability can be made on the Internet through the Divisions records at www.sunbiz.org.
Preliminary name searches and name reservations are no longer available from the Division of Corporations. You are
responsible for any name infringement that may result from your name selection.
NOTE: This form for filing Articles of Organization is basic. Each limited liability company is a separate entity and as such has
specific goals, needs, and requirements. Additionally, the tax consequences arising from the structure of a limited liability
company can be significant. The Division of Corporations recommends that all documents be reviewed by your legal counsel.
The Division is a filing agency and as such does not render any legal, accounting, or tax advice. The professional advice of your
legal counsel to ascertain exact compliance with all statutory requirements is strongly recommended.
Pursuant to s.605.0201, Florida Statutes, the Articles of Organization must set forth the following:
ARTICLE I:
The name of the limited liability company, which must contain the words “Limited Liability Company, or the abbreviation
“L.L.C., or “LLC.
ARTICLE II:
The mailing address and the street address of the principal office of the limited liability company.
ARTICLE III:
The name and Florida street address of the limited liability companys registered agent. The registered agent must sign and
state that he/she is familiar with and accepts the obligations of the position. P.O. Boxes are not acceptable.
ARTICLE IV: The name and address of each person authorized to manage and control the Limited Liability Company. Although
this information is optional at this time, most financial institutions require this information to be recorded with the Florida
Department of State in order to open an account. The Department of Financial Services also requires this information to
issue Workers Compensation.
Use AMBR for members who are authorized to manage and control the company. Use MGR for managers of manger-
managed LLCs.
ARTICLE V: If an effective date is listed, the date must be specific and cannot be more than five business days prior to or
90 calendar days after the date of filing.
What is an effective date?
You may list an effective date if you would like the limited liability companys existence to become effective on a date other than
the date it is filed by this office., The effective date can be up to 5 business days prior to the date of receipt or up to 90 days after
the date of receipt.
CR2E047 (2/17)
The entitys first annual report form will be due January 1
st
of the calendar year following the year of formation. If a limited
liability company is created late in the calendar year and it doesn’t expect to commence business until on or after January 1
st
of the
upcoming year, it should add an effective date of January 1 for the coming year.
If the effective date is in the next calendar year, it will delay the requirement to file an annual report until the following calendar
year. Example: A limited liability company is formed December 1, 2007. If it added an effective date of January 1, 2008, the first
annual report would not be due until January 1, 2009. If a 2008
e
ffective was not listed, the first annual report would be due
January 1, 2008.
Signature:
Articles of Organization must be executed by an authorized person, and the execution of the document constitutes an affirmation
under the penalties of perjury that the facts stated therein are true.
FILING FEES:
$ 125.00 Filing Fee for Articles of Organization and Designation of Registered Agent
$ 30.00 Certified Copy (
OPTIONAL)
$ 5.00 Certificate of Status (OPTIONAL)
A letter of acknowledgment will be issued free of charge upon registration. Please submit one check made payable to the Florida
Department of State for the total amount of the filing fees and any optional certificate or copy.
A cover letter containing your name, address and daytime telephone number should be submitted along with the articles of
organization and the check. The mailing address and courier address are:
Mailing Address Street/Courier Address
New Filing Section
New Filing Section
Division of Corporations Division of Corporations
P.O. Box 6327 Clifton Building
Tallahassee, FL 32314 2661 Executive Center Circle
(850) 245-6052 Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 245-6052
Any further inquiries concerning this matter should be directed to the New Filing Section by calling (850) 245-6052.
Important Information About the Requirement to File an Annual Report
All Florida Limited Liability Companies must file an Annual Report yearly to maintain active” status. The first report is
due
in
the year following formation. The report must be filed electronically online between January 1
st
and May 1
st
. The fee for the
annual report is $138.75. After May 1
st
a $400 late fee is added to the annual report filing fee. “Annual Report Reminder
Notices are sent to the e-mail address you provide us when you submit this document for filing. To file any time after
January 1
st
, go to our website at www.sunbiz.org. There is no provision to waive the late fee. Be sure to file before May 1
st
.
COVER
LETTER
TO
:
New Filing Section
Division of Corporations
SUBJECT:
Name of Limited Liability
Company
The enclosed Articles of Organization and fee(s) are submitted for filing.
Please return all correspondence concerning this matter to the following:
Name of
Person
Firm/Company
Address
City/State and Zip
Code
E-mail address: (to be used for future annual report notification)
For further information concerning this matter, please call:
at (
)
Name
of Person Area Code Daytime Telephone Number
Enclosed is a check for the following amount:
$125.00 Filing Fee
$130.00 Filing Fee &
$155.00 Filing Fee &
$160.00 Filing Fee,
Certificate of Status
Certified Copy
Certificate of Status &
(additional copy is enclosed)
Certified Copy
(additional copy is
enclosed)
Mailing Address Street Address
New Filing Section New Filing Section
Division of Corporations Division of Corporations
P.O. Box 6327 Clifton Building
Tallahassee, FL 32314 2661 Executive Center Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32301
ARTICLESOF
ORGANIZATIONFORFLORIDALIMITEDLIABILITYCOMPANY
ARTICLE I - Name:
The name of the Limited Liability Company is:
(Must contain the words “Limited Liability Company, “L.L.C., or “LLC.”)
ARTICLE II - Address:
The mailing address and street address of the principal office of the Limited Liability Company is:
Principal Office Address: Mailing Address:
ARTIC
LE III - Registered Agent, Registered Office, & Registered Agent’s Signature:
(The Limited Liability Company cannot serve as its own Registered Agent. You must designate an individual or
another business entity with an active Florida registration.)
The name and the Florida street address of the registered agent are:
Name
Florida street address (P.O. Box NOT acceptable)
City
State Zip
Having been named as registered agent and to accept service of process for the above stated limited liability company
at
the
place designated in this certificate, I hereby accept the appointment as registered agent and agree to act in
this c
apacity. I
further agree to comply with the provisions of all statutes relating to the proper and complete performance
of
my duties, and I
am familiar with and accept the obligations of my position as registered agent as provided for
in Chapter
605,
F.S..
Registered Agents Signature
(REQUIRED)
(CONTINUED)
ARTICLE IV-
The name and address of each person authorized to manage and control the Limited Liability Company:
Title: Name and Address:
"AMBR" = Authorized Member
"MGR" = Manager
(Us
e attachment if necessary)
ARTICL
E V: Effective date, if other than the date of filing:
. (OPTIONAL)
(If an effective date is listed, the date must be specific and cannot be more than five business days prior to or 90 days after
the date of filing.)
Note: If the date inserted in this block does not meet the applicable statutory filing requirements, this date will not be listed as
the document’s effective date on the Department of State’s records.
ARTICLE VI: Other provisions, if any.
REQUI
RED SIGNATURE:
Signature of a member or an authorized representative of a member.
This document is executed in accordance with section 605.0203 (1) (b), Florida Statutes.
I am aware that any false information submitted in a document to the Department of State
constitutes a third degree felony as provided for in s.817.155, F.S.
Typed or printed name of
signee
Filing
Fees:
$125.00 Filing Fee for Articles of Organization and Designation of Registered Agent
$ 30.00 Certified Copy (Optional)
$ 5.00 Certificate of Status (Optional)
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