Florida Limited Liability Company Instructions

The name of a limited liability company must be distinguishable on the records of the Florida Department  of State.  A preliminary search for name availability can be made on the

Internet through the Division’s records at www.sunbiz.org. Preliminary name searches and name reservations are no longer available from the  Division of Corporations. You are responsible for any name infringement that may result from your name selection.



This form for filing Articles of Organization is basic. Each limited liability company is a separateentity and as such has specific goals, needs, and requirements. Additionally, the tax consequences arising  from the structure of a limited liability company can be significant. The Division of Corporations recommends that all documents be reviewed by your legal counsel. The Division is a filing agency and as such does not render any legal, accounting, or tax advice. The professional advice of your legal counsel to ascertain exact compliance with all statutory requirements is strongly recommended. Pursuant to s. 608.407, Florida Statutes, the Articles of


Organization must set forth the following:



The name of the limited liability company, which must end with the words “

Limited Liability Company,” the abbreviation “L.L.C.,”or the designation“LLC” (The word “limited” may be abbreviated as “Ltd.” and the word “company” may be abbreviated as “Co”)


The mailing address and the street address of the principal office ofthe limited liability company.


The name and Florida street address of the limited liability company’s registered agent. The registered agent must sign and state that he/she is familiar with and accepts the obligations of the position.


The name and address of each Manager or Managing member. Insert “MGR” for each Manager. Insert “MGRM” for each Managing Member. IMPORTANT: Most financial institutions require this information to be recorded with the Florida Department of State.

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