July 22, 2014

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Information Services

A Reference Guide to Doing Business in Florida

Access to information filed with the Division of Corporations, blank forms and publications are available several ways and in a variety of formats. The following guide will help you obtain the type of information you need in the most expedient manner.

On the Web...
Just point and click! The Division's entire database of more than 6 million files is available on the internet at www.sunbiz.org. Computer printouts, document images and blank forms are available to download and print. Online filing is available and encouraged.

  • Corporate Names
  • Registered Agents
  • Officers and Directors
  • Fictitious Names (DBAs)
  • Partnerships
  • Certificate of Status
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Judgment and Federal Liens
  • Trademarks
  • Electronic Filing
  • Forms

On the Telephone...
Search of All Records - (800) 755-5111
24 hours/7 days a week; $4 credit card charge.

Information on Specific Corporations, Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies and Fictitious Names (d/b/a) Call the number above to verify the existence of a filing or obtain information contained in the database under a particular business name for one of the types of business entities shown above. Have your credit card handy. There is a $4 credit card charge.

For Forms and How to File
(All numbers are area code 850)

Corporations, Profit and Nonprofit
?Articles of Incorporation - 245-6052
?Amendments - 245-6050
?Annual Report - 245-6056
?Foreign Qualification - 245-6052
?Reinstatement - 245-6059

Fictitious Name Registrations DBAs - 245-6058

Liens
?Federal Liens - 245-6051
?Judgment Liens - 656-7463

Limited Liability Companies and All Related LLC Documents - 245-6051

Partnerships - 245-6051

Trademarks and Service Marks - 245-6051

Other Services
?Copies, Certified Copies and Certificates of Status - 245-6053
?Online Electronic Filing Assistance - 245-6939
?Substitute Service of Process - 245-6953
?Apostille, Incumbency and Notarial Certification - 245-6945
?Notary Filing - 245-6975

By Mail
Write the Division of Corporations, Post Office Box 6327, Tallahassee, FL 32314. Specify the type of information you are seeking and provide the business entity name or Division-assigned file number. A computer printout or "no-record" statement will be mailed to you.

By Courier
Clifton Building
2661 Executive Center Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32301

On Compact Disk
The Department also produces compact disc copies of each of the databases pulled quarterly. To obtain cost or other information about these compact discs, contact the Bureau of Archives and Records Management at (850) 245-6750.

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