Florida Business Search provided by the Secretary of State that allows you to search the following entities by name: Corporations, General Partnerships, Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies (LLC).
Step 2 – Depending on which type you selected, you will want to enter the keywords of your search. It is highly recommended that you type as much as you can to narrow down the search as much as possible to what entity you are trying to find.
Once you have decided your search press enter on your keyboard or click the ‘search now’ button.
Step 3 – After submitting, you will be given search results that preview the document number and show the active or inactive status of the entity. CLick on the corporation that best matches.
Step 4 – Now you are on the Entity Data Page. This is the official record of all information listed with the Secretary of State. This is public information that allows you to view the corporation’s: Document Number, EIN Number, Date of Incorporation, Status, Effective Date, Principal Address, Mailing Address, Registered Agent Name & Address, and the Officer/Directors.
How to Create a Florida Corporation
Step 1 – Download or fill out online of the Articles of Incorporation forms below:
Domestic Profit – Download – File Online
Domestic Non Profit – Download – File Online
Foreign Profit – Download – File Online
Foreign Non Profit – Download – File Online
Step 2 – If you are filing online you will be instructed to pay the $70 filing fee via credit card. If you are incorporating through a paper filing you will need to write a check for $70 payable to the Florida Secretary of State and send the document and fee to:
New Filing Section
Division of Corporations
P.O. Box 6327
Tallahassee, FL 32314
You will receive your official corporation within 7 to 10 business days.