Florida Corporation Formation
Steps to Take to Form a Corporation in Florida
Florida corporation formation is overseen by the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations. All forms and fees associated with forming a corporation in Florida will be submitted to the Florida Department of State. Or, you can have Click&Inc file your corporation for you. The steps for forming a corporation in Florida are as follows:
- The first step is selecting your Florida corporation name. You should keep in mind that Florida has certain regulations in place for naming your corporation. You cannot choose the same or similar name as any existing active Florida corporations. The Florida Department of State Division of Corporations can determine a name’s preliminary availability for you; you can also have ClickandInc perform a name search for you.
- In order to become a corporation in Florida, you must file Florida Articles of Incorporation with the Florida Division of Corporations. Florida Statutes 607 and 621 stipulate that these forms are required to be filed, and certain fees paid, in order to be considered a valid and lawful Florida Corporation.
- In order to become a Florida corporation, your company will need to create and file bylaws with the Florida Department of State. Bylaws are the operating manual for your company which lay out how you will do business as well as the organizational structure of your company. Click&Inc can also provide you with bylaws.
- In order to form a corporation in Florida you will need to name at least one Director of your company. Naming multiple directors and officers is optional, but may also be done at the original filing of the Florida Articles of Incorporation.
- You will need a Florida registered agent with a physical address in Florida; a PO box for your registered agent will not be allowed. Your registered agent can be either an individual, a domestic Florida corporation, or a foreign corporation registered with the Secretary of State's office to do business in Florida. The registered agent will accept correspondence from the state, be a part of the public record, and will accept service of process.
- Finally, your company becomes an official Florida corporation once you have filed the Articles of Incorporation and paid the $35.00 filing fee with the Florida Division of Corporations and received their approval.
To learn more about forming a Florida corporation, visit the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations website.Or, learn how Clickandinc.com can file Florida articles of incorporation for you. If you have questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll-free 1-866-992-5425.