Florida Registered Agent FAQs
Yes! Under Florida Statutes 605.113, every Florida LLC is required to have a registered agent. If you do not have a registered agent for your business or you would like to switch, please follow the link below and use Taft Street Law as your Florida Registered Agent.
Does my Florida business need a registered agent?
Who can be a registered agent in Florida?
A registered agent in Florida, by law, can be either:
1. An individual who resides in this state and whose business
address is identical to the address of the registered office; or
2. A foreign or domestic entity authorized to transact business in this state whose business address is identical to the address of the registered office.
A Florida registered agent must receive and forward to the LLC any process, notice, or demand pertaining to the company. Which means that if your company gets sued, the registered agent can be served and then has to notify your company.
At Taft Street, we also will file your Annual Report each year at no additional cost beyond filing fees if you use us as registered agents.
*The registered agent is not your virtual office. The agent does not receive regular mail on your behalf.
What does a Florida registered agent do?
Do foreign LLCs need a registered agent in Florida?
Yes. If you are a foreign entity, meaning your company is registered in a state other than Florida, you must register to do business in Florida (cannot be done online) and you must have a registered agent in Florida. If you would like to register your foreign entity in Florida please call us or fill out the form below.
Can I be my own registered agent in Florida?
Florida Registered Agent Services
Yes, if you live in Florida, you can be your company's registered agent. However, there are multiple reasons why you would not want to serve as your own registered agent.
- If you move. Every time your registered agent changes locations you are required by law to update the State of Florida. This costs money!
- This is for getting official notices. You want to make sure you can stay organized with official notices from the state, such as when to file your annual reports.
- In case you get sued. You want to make sure someone is available to receive service of process.
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How can I change my Florida registered agent to Taft Street?
We recommend changing your registered agent when you file your annual report, so as to not incur additional fees, however if you must change registered agents after May 1st, you can contact us by phone or by filling out the free consultation form below and we'll contact you to help you make the change!