The basic cost of setting up a Florida LLC is $125. This fee is paid to the Florida Department of State when you file your Articles of Organization. But in addition to that $125 filing fee, there are other ancillary fees involved in forming an LLC in Florida. We’ve got a concise list below—check it out, and if you have questions, reach out to one of our PRIME advisors for a free consultation.
Costs to Form a Florida LLC:
Florida LLC Filing Fee: $125
The cost to file the Articles of Organization is $125. This application is filed through the Florida Department of State.
Florida Annual Report Fee: $138.75
The state requires all LLCs to file an annual report with the Secretary of State.
You can submit this report through the Florida Department of State Sunbiz website. The form is due annually by May 1. If turned in late, the state of Florida charges $400 as a penalty. By reporting on time every year, your LLC has a higher chance of remaining in good standing with the Florida state department.
Registered Agent Fee: $39+
When forming a Florida LLC, you have two options designating a Registered Agent. You can either serve as your own or use a registered agent service. A service like this can maintain deadlines and keep track of filing records.
Registered agent fees start at $39 for the first year.
Foreign LLC Filing Cost: $125
If your LLC originated in a different state and you would like to register it in Florida, you need foregin LLC registration.
The cost for filing totals $125. This form is called an Application by Foreign Limited Liability Company for Authorization to Transact Business in Florida.
Business Permits and Licenses
Each LLC may need its own federal, state, and local permits/licenses to operate legally. This applies to all types of business structures.
These costs will vary depending on the LLC’s requirements.
Other LLC Filing Costs
There are extra fees you may incur when filing an LLC in Florida:
“Doing Business As” (DBA) Name
The Florida SunBiz site has an Application for Registration of Fictitious Name form, which has a $50 filing fee. This legally secures a name other than your legal LLC business name.
Certified Document Copies
To obtain a certified copy of your Florida business documents, you can order the through the Secretary of State for a charge of $30.
Certificate of Status
The Florida certificate of good standing can be ordered through the Secretary of State for a $5 fee. This certificate is useful for dealing with banks and lending institutions.If you have questions pertaining to any of these costs, check out the additional resources below, or schedule a free consultation with our experts!