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The Florida Department of State’s Division of Corporations serves as the State of Florida’s official business entity index. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week through Sunbiz.org.

As the first stop for starting or staying in business in Florida, it is also an excellent resource for locating businesses operating in the Sunshine State.
This guide covers the documents and registrations required by the Florida Division of Corporations.

For more information, visit Sunbiz.org.

Corporations

A corporation is an independent legal entity that exists separately from the people who own, control and manage it. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2017

Limited Liability Companies

A limited liability company (LLC) is similar to, but different from a corporation. Like a corporation, it offers limited personal liability. However... Read more »
Published on 4/27/2017

Partnerships

A partnership exists when two or more persons co-own a business and share in the profits and losses of the business. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2017

Fictitious Name Registration

A fictitious name, also known as a “doing business as” or “dba” name, is a name that is different from your personal name if doing business... Read more »
Published on 4/27/2017

Trademarks or Service Marks

A trademark or service mark is important to a business that is trying to protect a name, design, slogan or any combination thereof. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2017

Annual Reports

An annual report is a required report that is used to update or confirm the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations’ records. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2017

Info Services

The Florida Department of State’s Division of Corporations serves as the State of Florida’s official business entity index. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2017

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