FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DIVISION OF CORPORATIONS
Attached are the forms and instructions to form a Florida Limited Liability Company pursuant to Chapter
608, Florida Statutes. All information included in the Articles of Organization must be in English and must
be typewritten or printed legibly. If this requirement is not met, the document will be returned for
correction(s). The Division of Corporations suggests using the sample articles merely as a guideline.
Pursuant to s. 608.407, Florida Statutes, additional information may be contained in the Articles of
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
NOTE: This form for filing Articles of Organization is basic. Each limited liability company is a separate
entity 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.”)