So you’ve decided that forming an LLC in Florida is the best move for your small business. Congratulations! The LLC is preferred by many small business owners because it serves as a kind of hybrid business structure: it’s got the best features of corporations, combined with those of limited partnerships. Best of all? The LLC protects your personal assets and creates a legal separation between you and the business.
What Are the State Fees for Forming an LLC in Florida?
I’ll get right to the point; you’re here because you want to know about the fees for forming an LLC in Florida. We’ll cover that, then talk about the ongoing fees you’ll be responsible for to keep your LLC compliant with the state of Florida.
In comparison to the cost to form an LLC in other states, doing so in Florida is moderately reasonable.
When you initially apply to form an LLC, your LLC filing fees for your Articles of Organization and designation of registered agent are $125. This is mandatory. You will receive a complimentary letter of acknowledgement once your business is approved to operate as an LLC.
Now, additionally, you can request a certified copy of your Articles of Organization for an extra $30. This is optional. Why would you want a certified copy? This certifies that your Articles of Organization are true and correct, and many banks will require a certified copy. It never hurts to order one when you apply for your LLC.