Change Florida LLC address

Last updated on February 10, 2023

To change the address of an Florida LLC, you can file online for free with the Department of State and file separately with the IRS.

Official Florida form to change LLC address

File online with the Florida Department of State to change the LLC's business address

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What is an LLC?

Limited Liability Company

LLC is a business entity in the U.S that provides limited liability to its members. It has characteristics from both corporation and sole proprietorship. LLCs are permitted under State statutes of each US state.

Limited liability

Personal assets are protected for people with limited liability when they are sued.


A business entity that can issue shares and give limited liability to shareholders.


Owners of an LLC are referred to as members. They own membership interest in the LLC.

Sole proprietorship

Where an individual engages in business activity without formal organization.

Types of LLC

Depends on the number of members and whether it has elected to change its IRS classification.

Single-member LLC

Has only a single member. IRS considers it as a sole proprietorship for tax purposes.

LLC as C-corp

Owners of an LLC are referred to as members. They own membership interest in the LLC.

Multi-member LLC

Has two members. IRS considers it as a partnership for tax purposes.

LLC as S-corp

A special election for a maximum of 100 US shareholders.


Follow step-by-step instructions

How to change an LLC's principal address in Florida?

Check the steps below:

1. Select a new address

If you are thinking of changing the address, you must have already decided on the new address. Whether it is your home, new office, or even an address provider, make sure you have the new address ready before you proceed with changing the LLC address.

Ensure you are able to receive mail at the new address. Though this address is not where service of process documents are served, it is important to have a mail handling facility at this address.

2. File online with the Department of State

Fill up and file online with the Florida Department of State for free or file Articles of Amendment to the Articles of Organization (at a fee).

Filing fees


3. File Form 8822-B with IRS

Apart from filing the address change with the respective state. You will also need to file with the IRS, to notify them of the change of address. Using Form 8822-B.

4. Update your operating agreement

Change the address mentioned in the operating agreement to reflect the newly updated address.

5. Update state and federal government records

If there are government documents where you had to submit LLC address, make sure you update them.

6. Update your business contacts

Inform your banks, suppliers, partners, customers, privacy policies, and other legal documents.

Articles of Organization

In Florida, Articles of Organization is the form you file with the Secretary of State to form an LLC. It contains the articles of formation for the LLC.

Filing Articles of Organization

There are a couple of ways to file

  • File it online on Florida Department of State Sunbiz website


  • Mail a form to the state department



New Filing Section

Division of Corporations

P.O. Box 6327

Tallahassee, FL 32314

Online fee


Online processing time

2-4 weeks

Mailing fee


Mail processing time

2 - 4 weeks

Entity name

Every LLC should have a unique name in Florida. Florida maintains a list of names of entities in the state. Go through it to check if your chosen name is available.

Search for names

Go to the official website of the Florida business name search tool to see if the name you want is available.

Searching fee



You cannot reserve a name for your LLC in Florida. Alternatively, you can directly go ahead with the LLC formation without any reservation.

LLC naming guidelines

The name you choose for your LLC must the official naming guidelines.

  • Florida Statutes &sect605.0112


Here are some of the guidelines in simple language:

  • 1

    Must contain the words “limited liability company” or the abbreviation “L.L.C.” or “LLC” as will clearly indicate that it is a limited liability company instead of a natural person, partnership, corporation, or other business entity.

  • 2

    Don’t include terms that indicate that you are doing an activity that you are not authorised to do.

  • 3

    Your name should be ‘distinguishable’ in the Secretary of State records. Adding a punctuation or ‘the’ does not make it distinguishable.

  • 4

    Don’t use words that makes it seems like you are a governmental entity or has an affiliation.

Registered agent

A registered agent is an agent of your LLC on whom any notice, process or demand may be served. Every LLC in Florida needs to have a registered agent located in the state.


According to Florida Statute § 617.0501:

  • 1

    Registered agent can be an individual or an authorised organisation.

  • 2

    Registered agent must have a street address where they can personally receive service of process.

  • 3

    Office of Registered agent cannot be just a mailbox service of a telephone answering service.

  • 4

    Registered agent must give a documented consent to serve as your LLC's agent. Their signature is required while filing the formation documents

Failure to maintain registered agent

If you fail to maintain a registered agent, there shall be a penalty of $500 for each year, or part of a year.

Frequently asked questions

Related steps in Florida

There are other actions you can perform in your Florida LLC. See the pages for more details.

Florida LLC add member

Florida LLC remove member

Florida LLC change name

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