Offering reputable Florida registered agent services, National Registered Agents, Inc. works for many businesses and corporations throughout the state to maintain good legal standings. The State of Florida requires that each company designate both a Florida registered agent and office when creating a corporation or other legal entity in its jurisdiction. A registered agent works as the envoy for receiving service of process served upon a company within the authority of any state where the company operates and performs business. Generally defined, service of process encompasses any legal proceeding, legal notice or official government communication presented to the entity. Other responsibilities of a registered agent in Florida include receiving official documentation from the Secretary of State.
Our account representatives at NRAI offer the highest level of quality service to all businesses under our care. If you currently employ a designated registered agent in Florida who is not providing you with the best service needed to protect your business, you can effortlessly change your registered agent to National Registered Agents, Inc. by filling out our service request form.
If you don't have a Florida registered agent or need to form a new legal entity for your business, call (800) 520-6724 and contact us today.
A domestic LLC is an entity that operates its business within the state where it was formed. When forming a domestic LLC in Florida, it is required to appoint a Florida registered agent and registered office. It is obligatory that the name of the newly formed LLC include the words "Limited Liability Company" or its abbreviations "L.L.C" or "LLC" respectively. The State of Florida does not however reserve names. Along with these guidelines, a company needs to submit one executed original and one conformed copy of the Articles of Organization as well. The fees for these include: $25 for a Certificate of Designation of Registered Agent/Registered Office and Affidavit, $100 for the Articles of Organization, and an optional $30 Certificate Fee.
Even if your company is incorporated in a different state but you would like conduct business in Florida, it is required that you designate a registered office and registered agent in Florida. The naming rules are the same as with a domestic LLC. The forms that need to be submitted to the Secretary of State include a Certificate of Existence from the State under whose law the business was incorporated, one signed original and one conformed copy of the Application for Registration of Foreign Limited Liability Company for Authorization to Transact Business in Florida, and one executed original and one conformed copy of the Certificate of Designation of Registered Agent/Registered Office. There is a $25 filing fee for the designation of acceptance by a registered agent, a $100 filing fee for the application, and an optional $30 fee for certified copies of the Application with the Florida Department of State.
The most important step in the process of forming a domestic corporation in the State of Florida is to appoint a registered agent and registered office so they can receive Service of Process (SOP) on the entity's behalf. You are not required to reserve a name in Florida. It is necessary that the corporate name include either "corporation", "incorporation", "company", "corp.", "inc." or "co." in its title. The company needs to then submit one signed original and one conformed copy of the Articles of Incorporation to the Secretary of State plus $35 for the filing fee with an additional $35 fee for the appointment and acceptance by the registered agent. If certified copies of the Articles of Incorporation are required, there is a fee of $8.75 plus $1 per page over eight pages to a maximum of $52.50.
Being a foreign corporation in the State of Florida simply means that your business is incorporated in another state, but you want to do business in Florida as well. The business name must contain the same words or abbreviations indicating it is a corporation as is required of all corporations in Florida. The forms needed for submittal to the Florida Secretary of State include a Certificate of Existence from the State under whose law the corporation is integrated, one signed original and one conformed copy of the Application by Foreign Corporation for Authorization to Transact Business in Florida. Filing fees include $35 for the Application, $35 for the appointment of acceptance by Registered Agent and a $8.75 fee plus $1 per page over eight pages to a maximum of $52.50 if certified copies of the Application are required.
NRAI provides registered agent services to businesses large or small all over the United States, including Florida. For personal service, call us at (800) 520-6724 or use our quick quote form. We will provide you with Florida registered agent services that match your company's needs.