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What is SunBiz?

If you are considering operating a business in Florida, you’ve probably heard of Sunbiz, but what is it? Sunbiz Division of Corporations is the official State of Florida online directory for companies operating within the state of Florida. In addition to housing records for every business in Florida, Sunbiz has many useful features.

Forming a business

Sunbiz is the state division where Florida companies are registered or where Florida Foreign Qualification applications are submitted for approval. To form a Florida business, go to https://dos.myflorida.com/sunbiz/ and find the business type under “Filing Services.” Once the business filing is approved, the entity will be registered within SunBiz records, whether as a domestic Florida company or a foreign entity operating inside of the state of Florida. 

Obtaining Records

Sunbiz users can obtain public business records, such as a company’s:

  • Name of Florida registered agent

  • Date of formation

  • Principle address

  • Mailing address

  • Names of managing members

  • Nature of business

Pay Fees

Users can pay business fees, such as annual report fees, through Sunbiz. They can also complete other filings such as Certificates of Conversion, Reinstatement filings, Change of Registered Agent filings, Articles of Dissolution, and Articles of Correction filings. Users have the option of paying with a check, credit card, or prepaid Sunbiz E-file Account.

Obtaining Forms

Additionally, users can utilize Sunbiz to obtain forms and documents such as a Florida certificate of status, merger forms, or a certified copy of record.

Managed by the Florida Department of State, Sunbiz is a great resource for anyone doing business in Florida. Make sure you take advantage of all of its features when registering, managing, or dissolving a business in Florida.

If you are an entrepreneur or business owner looking to start, grow, or improve a business

operation in Florida or elsewhere in the U.S., call us today to discover more about how Visa Business Plans can help you meet your goals. Together we can make it happen.

Visa Business Plans is led by Marco Scanu, a certified coach from the University of Miami with a globally based practice coaching Fortune 1000 company executives, entrepreneurs, as well as professionals in 4 different continents. Mr. Scanu advises clients on turnaround strategies and crisis management.

Mr. Scanu received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Cum Laude) from The University of Florida and an MBA in Management from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Mr. Scanu was also a Visiting Scholar at Michigan State University under the prestigious H. Humphrey Fellowship (Fulbright program) with a focus on Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, and high-growth enterprises.

At present, Mr. Scanu is the managing partner and CEO at Visa Business Plans, a Miami-based boutique consulting firm providing attorneys and investors with business planning services in the areas of U.S. and Canadian immigration, SBA loans, and others.

[1] https://www.delawareinc.com/blog/sunbiz-florida-business-filings/