Forming a Corporation in Florida
Every state has a different set of laws and regulations in place. So, in most cases, no two states are the same. Therefore you must be familiar with the set of rules present when dealing with Florida State Corp Filing. If your state of the choice corporation is Florida, DOT Operating Authority can help you with all the details. There are many steps in the process. From what comes from our part, we will research the availability of your company name. Also, our company can help you prepare and file your Articles of Incorporation with the Florida Secretary State. We can also assist with many of your follow-up needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and annual report preparation and filing.
Florida Corporate Name Requirements
In order to be a successful corporation in Florida, your name cannot be confused with any existing, reserved, or registered corporate names. All in all, DOT Operating Authority is here to make sure that you get the perfect name for your Florida State Corp Filing. We will also conduct full research and make sure to meet all of Florida’s requirements.
Permitted Designations: There are several approved designations that corporate names can be followed by, which include:
Restricted Designations: There are certain words and phrases that cannot be incorporate names. These are considered “restricted” in Florida and therefore require special approval. They include:
Florida State Corp Filing Requirements
Required Documents: Florida requires businesses to file Articles of Incorporation. Therefore, by trusting us to form your corporation for you, we will file all mandatory documents for you.
Processing Time: On Average, it takes between 2 – 3 business days. However, during peak periods it can take longer.
Reminder: Follow-up filings are not mandatory.
When forming a corporation, it is mandatory for companies to have one or more directors. In addition, the director(s) must be at least 18 years old.
All Florida Corporations must file a Florida annual report with Department of Revenue by March-May 1st.