Florida Division of Corporations through its www.sunbiz.org website provides many useful services including different electronic filing types and forms with all the necessary instructions. Document searches are also performed on the site which provides a lot of information about all the corporations, limited liability companies, general partnerships, limited partnerships, trademarks, liens and fictitious name registrations in the Florida State. The Florida Division of Corporations within the Department of State is by statute recognized as an entity that is ministerial and therefore its non-regulatory nature has encouragement more formations of businesses.
Through sunbiz.org, the Florida Division of Corporations has significantly increased its volume of activities. There is now great ease filing articles of incorporation provided to individuals and groups who use the website. Electronic filing and certifications are user-friendly processes and have increased up to 75% and 55% respectively. By providing to the public the most up-to-date information through www.sunbiz.org, the Florida Division of Corporations protects consumers and businesses alike, ensuring proper conduct of commercial activities by business entities that are properly registered. It makes it easy for everyone including citizens, business entities and law enforcement to use its resources for locating any of the businesses that operate in Florida, thus discouraging any unscrupulous business activities.
At www.sunbiz.org, the electronic filling services offered include but are not limited to annual report filing, fictitious name registration, reinstatement filing, judgment lien filings, fictitious name renewal, FL nonprofit articles of incorporation, FL profit articles of incorporation, FL certificate of limited partnership, FL limited liability company articles of organization, LLC dissolution, corporation dissolution (profit and nonprofit), foreign corporation withdrawal (profit and nonprofit), Sunbiz e-filing by FAX, foreign LLC withdrawal and electronic certification. The Sunbiz.org website allows for document searches of corporations, trademarks, LLC, LP, fictitious names, federal lien registration, LLP or general partnerships, judgment liens, cable franchise list and UCC information. The forms available on the website include corporation forms, LLC or limited liability company forms, judgment lien forms, partnership forms, other forms and fee schedules.
Anyone within Florida or elsewhere around the world can make use of resources at www.sunbiz.org if interested in any of the services provided. Starting a new business in Florida is much easier than in most of the other states also considering the fact that Florida Division of Corporations is a ministerial entity. Millions of records are maintained, activities performed, filing of commercial documents, provision of certification and other useful services either for those interested in starting new businesses or accessing information about existing ones.