Florida Registered Agent
Florida Registered Agent Service
A Florida Registered Agent will be the communication contact between the government and your Florida LLC or Florida Corporation. What this means is the state will send a renewal notice or compliance notice to the registered agents office address in Florida. A process server trying to deliver court paperwork to your Florida business will take them to your Florida Registered Agents official office in Florida.
Florida Registered Agent service is needed by all those who want to file a new LLC or Corporation in Florida. We understand every client may be different, so we try hard not to cram you into our box. You tell us how to customize your Florida Registered Agent service experience, and the odds are your filing solutions portal already has the ability to do just what you’ve dreamed of:
- Want us to notify your lawyer whenever we accept service of process?
- Want us to notify a business partner or spouse?
- How often do you want annual report notifications?
- What kind of compliance update method do you prefer?
- Want to list our registered office address on your state business filings?
- Want to receive mail at our office?
A Real Solution
At our Corporate Filing Solutions Florida office, our goal is to provide you a solution, not an invoice. It’s not really just our goal though, it’s our bloodline… Solutions is our last name. Making corporate filings easy isn’t just our wheelhouse, it’s literally our domain.
Why Corporate Filing Solutions for Registered Agent in Florida
- Instant Florida Registered Agent Service
Sign up online and get instant access to your Filing Solutions Portal with Florida Registered Agent service. There you’ll find all the Florida Secretary of State PDF forms ready for use, pre-filled with our registered agent information, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to complete filings yourself directly with the state. This is called Filings Made Easy™.
- You Choose Payment Frequency
When you hire us as your Florida Registered Agent, you choose how often you want to pay. As you can see below, we charge less if you pay for more years of service in advance. Take a look:
Registered Agent Packages
|1 Year||$95 Per Year||$95 Total|
|2 Years||$85 Per Year||$170 Total|
|3 Years||$75 Per Year||$225 Total|
|4 Years||$65 Per Year||$260 Total|
|5 Years||$55 Per Year||$275 Total|
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- Instant Documents
We scan all you service of process and legal documents that we receive at our Florida registered office to you the same day. This makes sure that you are never late in responding to a notice for your Florida LLC or Florida Corporation.
- No Additional Fees
The price listed as your annual service fee is what you pay. We have no additional fees for mail forwarding and processing. You can pay for many years up front if you desire less invoicing.
- Consolidation Made Simple
We always file your change of registered agent filing for free and cover the state fees, but you can use our services in any US state. Our service gets better and easier the more corporate entities and state registrations you have. This is where our professional grade Filing Solutions Portal really shines.
- We’re a Boutique Law Firm Service Provider
We service corporate lawyers specializing in mergers, acquisitions, and corporate maintenance. As a direct consumer, you get the same commercial grade tools that corporate law firms utilize.
- Ongoing Support
We send reminders specific to your corporate entity to help you maintain your company registration in Florida yourself. Our goal is to make corporate filings easy by providing help along the way, but if at any point you just don’t want to deal with it, we charge a minimal fee to pick up where you leave off. We file with the state, scan the filed copy into your portal and return it to you in an expedited time frame. It’s what we do. You can add any kind of corporate filing in your Filing Solutions Portal.
- Powerful Corporate Filings Portal
You can enter your corporate information one time in your Filing Solutions Portal and generate any corporate filing you need: from formations, registrations and annual reports to meeting minutes, operating agreements and stock certificates. We include instant steps and tools to do corporate filings yourself, or you can easily hand them off to us to complete and file for you.
Change Florida Registered Agent
Steps to Change Florida Registered Agent:
- Fill Out the Statement of Change FormA Statement of Change of Registered Agent is filed with the Division of Corporations. It must be mailed or delivered in person.
- Pay the FeeThe Division of Corporations charges a $25 fee for LLCs and a $35 fee for corporations to make the change to their Florida registered agent service.
- Wait for ProcessingThe Division of Corporations will generally process a business filing in 5 to 7 business days.
|The Form||Statement of Change of Registered Agent|
|The Fee||$25 (LLC) or $35 (corporation)|
|Processing Time||5-7 Business Days|
Can You Change Florida Registered Agent on Your Annual Report in Florida?
Yes. In Florida, you can file an annual report online and make the change at any time. The annual report fee for LLCs is $138.75. Corporations are charged $150. It does not cost any extra to change your agent.
The Corporate Filing Solutions Promise
Corporate Filing Solutions is the premier registered agent service in America. We operate local offices in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Our Florida office will manage all of your tax notifications, annual report reminders, compliance monitoring and service of process.
We will be your contact with the Division of Corporations. Our business experts work closely with the DOC to ensure that you remain in good standing throughout the life of your business. Failing to stay compliant can result in the assessment of fines and penalties and even the revocation of your authority to do business in Florida.
With Corporate Filing Solutions, you will never be caught off guard by forgotten compliance deadlines or missed documents.
If My Registered Agent Resigns, How Long Do I Have to Change Agents?
When an agent resigns, you have 31 days to appoint a new one. After 31 days, your former agent is no longer legally responsible to represent your company, and your business will be officially without an agent for service of process. At that point, your company is in violation of the law, and fines can be assessed.
Can I Change My Florida Registered Agent Online?
No. The Statement of Change form must be mailed or delivered by hand to the DOC for an official change Florida Registered agent action.
Why Hire Corporate Filing Solutions for Florida Registered Agent Service?
Starting your LLC or Corporation in Florida shouldn’t be a hassle or a time consumer. That’s why we offer Filings Made Easy™ to make starting a Limited Liability Company or Corporation in Florida super easy with our Florida Registered Agent service.
Hire us and relax while our filing experts form your new Florida LLC or INC. Our staff will process orders the same business day as they are received. To make things even easier, we bundle the first year of registered agent service and ensure your Florida LLC or Corp comes fully equipped and ready to do its job.
Start your LLC Or Corporation in Florida and get Registered Agent service for as low as $55.
Florida Registered Agent FAQ
A Florida registered agent is designated to accept service of process (notice of a lawsuit) on behalf of your company. When your business is sued, a notice is sent out to inform you of the lawsuit. This notice goes to your Florida registered agent, who contacts you and forwards the notice to you.
In addition, your registered agent should also provide you with regular annual report and state compliance reminders to help your business maintain its legal good standing with the Secretary of State.
A Florida registered agent is appointed when you form a business entity with the Division of Corporations, or when you register an out-of-state company to do business in Florida. You cannot form or register a business without a registered agent in Florida.
The designation is made on the following forms:
- Florida LLC: Articles of Organization
- Florida Corporation: Articles of Incorporation
- Foreign LLC Registration: Application by Foreign LLC for Authorization to Transact Business
- Foreign Corp Registration: Application by Foreign Corporation for Authorization to Transact Business
A Florida registered agent must have a physical street address within the state (known as a registered office). The registered office must be kept open year round during regular business hours in order to accept service of process and important business mail. When documents are signed for and accepted, they must be forwarded to clients in a timely manner.
Yes, as long as you fulfill the legal requirements (maintaining a registered office, etc.). Failing to meet the standards of the law will put your company in violation of state statutes. Penalties and fines can then be imposed by the Division of Corporations.
No. A Florida registered agent must sign the formation/registration document, giving their consent to represent your business.
State law allows the following to act as a registered agent in Florida:
- An individual who resides in the state whose business office is identical with such registered office
- A domestic or foreign entity or non-profit corporation authorized to transact business in Florida, having a business office identical with the registered office
You can change your Florida registered agent by filing a Statement of Change with the Division of Corporations and paying the $25 processing fee. If you are within your annual reporting window, you can also update your registered agent information on your Annual Report. There is no additional fee to change agents on your AR.
When your registered agent resigns, you have 31 days in which to designate a new agent. After the 31 day window, your company will be in violation of the law without a registered agent. Without an agent, your company can face penalties and the loss of your authority to do business.
605.0113 Registered agent.—
(1) Each limited liability company and each foreign limited liability company that has a certificate of authority under s. 605.0902 shall designate and continuously maintain in this state:
(a) A registered office, which may be the same as its place of business in this state; and
(b) A registered agent, who must be:
1. An individual who resides in this state and whose business address is identical to the address of the registered office; or
2. A foreign or domestic entity authorized to transact business in this state whose business address is identical to the address of the registered office.
Florida Department of State
Division of Corporations
PO Box 6327
Tallahassee, FL 32314