How do you find corporations in the state of Florida?


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You can find corporations in Florida by searching the corporation database at the State of Florida Division of Corporations website. You can search for corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability corporations or trademarks.

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You can also search fictitious name registrations, liens and general partnerships. Images for most filed documents are available at no charge, and anyone looking to file forms regarding a corporate registration can also download them at no charge.

If you are interested in forming a corporation in Florida, you should search to ensure the name you choose is unique and not already taken. From there, you need to file a certificate of incorporation with the Florida Division of Corporations. The paperwork must include the corporation's name and address, the purpose of the corporation, the nature of the business and the address of the agent who is appointed to accept service of process. Other information required for corporate filing papers includes the number of shares the corporation is authorized to issue, the name and contact information of the director or officers, and the name and address of the incorporator. There is a fee to file incorporation paperwork, and additional fees apply if you want certified copies of all paperwork being filed.

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