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Updated on January 23, 2024

A Florida registered agent is either a resident or a business authorized to accept official documents on behalf of a business registered in Florida. Every corporation must have a registered agent, and cannot serve as its own agent. State law requires that the designated agent is present at a registered office on weekdays between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.[1]

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Registered Agent Search

Step 1 – Visit the state’s Division of Corporations website and click on “Registered Agent Name.”

Step 2 – Enter the registered agent’s name.

Step 3 – Scroll through the list of registered agents and click on the appropriate agent.

Step 4 – Clicking on the registered agent’s name leads to further information about the agent.

Who can be a Registered Agent?

Every corporation must have a registered agent, which can be either an individual residing in Florida or an entity authorized to do business in Florida.[2] The agent’s address must be the registered office on file with the Division of Corporations and the agent’s name must be posted in a conspicuous place in that office.

Agents must file with the Division of Corporations a written statement acknowledging that they are aware of their obligations.[3] These obligations include receiving official processes and notices on behalf of the corporation and making sure they are received by the corporation.[4]

Can I be a Registered Agent?

Yes, as long as you are a person or entity residing in Florida.

The most common way to designate a corporation’s registered agent is to include the agent’s name and contact information in documents filed to form the entity.

Visit the state’s online filing portal to begin a new filing. To file the Articles of Incorporation or Organization manually, choose the appropriate form below, then mail it to the Department of State New Filing Section, Division of Corporations, P. O. Box 6327 Tallahassee, FL 32314. The fee to designate a registered agent is $35.

Changing a Registered Agent

To change the registered agent, simply enter the new agent’s name in the annual report that all Florida corporations are required to file. See the Division of Corporations website for filing instructions.

The report must be filed between January 1 and May 1 of each year. The filing fee is $150; a late fee of $400 applies to any reports filed outside that window.

Resigning as a Registered Agent

A registered agent can resign by filing a signed statement of resignation with the Division of Corporations and then mailing a copy of the statement to the corporation’s mailing address. The resignation becomes effective either 31 days later or when a new registered agent is designated, whichever comes first.[5]


  1. § 48.09
  2. § 607.0501(b)
  3. § 607.0501(3)
  4. § 607.0501(4)
  5. § 605.0115