How to Dissolve a Florida LLC Online

Last updated: August 26, 2022
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Instructions for Filing Florida LLC Articles of Dissolution Online

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Objective:

  • Learn to File Your Articles of Dissolution with Sunbiz Online for Your Florida LLC.

Entities:

  • Limited Liability Company

Additional Information:

There are two ways that an LLC can file Articles of Dissolution in Florida – either by mail or online. Filing online is the quickest and easiest way. We’ll give you a simple walkthrough below. Dissolution is permanent and cannot be undone. Please make sure to review our article on Dissolving Your Florida LLC before dissolving your LLC.

If you have more than one member in your company, review your operating agreement to determine if you have the authority to dissolve your LLC before filing the Articles of Dissolution.

Procedure:

File Online

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a. In order to file your articles of dissolution online you will need:

i. Your LLC Document Number, which can be found by searching here: (https://search.sunbiz.org/Inquiry/CorporationSearch/ByName)

ii. $25 filing fee payable by credit/debit card

Dissolving your LLC is a permanent process. Once you’ve filed your Articles of Dissolution, it can’t be undone.

b. Go to Sunbiz (https://efile.sunbiz.org/dissolveLLC.html) and enter your document number to get started with your filing online.

c. Review and submit your filing.

d. Once your LLC is dissolved, you will then need to wind up its activities, which means ensuring that all debts are paid, bank and tax accounts are closed, and more, in order to ensure a smooth dissolution. Read more about that process by checking out our article here

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: What are Articles of Dissolution?

A: Florida Articles of Dissolution allow an LLC’s Members to voluntarily dissolve their business. The state of Florida provides an online filing form that meets the basic, minimum filing requirements in line with Florida Statute s.605.0707. The state provided form also includes a Cover Letter and a Notice of Limited Liability Company Dissolution.

Q: What is a Notice of Limited Liability Company Dissolution?

A: While the state of Florida doesn’t require you to file one along with your Articles of Dissolution, a Notice of Limited Liability Company Dissolution provides anyone with claims against the LLC with an address that they can send their claims to.

Q: What are my payment options?

A: When filing Florida LLC Articles of Dissolution online, you can pay the $25.00 fee by credit card, debit card, or by using a prepaid Sunbiz E-File Account. When filing by mail, enclose a check made payable to the Florida Department of State.

Q: When will the Articles of Dissolution be processed by the Department of State?

A: The processing time depends on the Department’s workload. However, you can usually expect Florida’s Department of State to file your Articles of Dissolution and have them posted on Sunbiz within two or three business days.

Q: How can I get a copy of my filed Articles of Dissolution?

A: You have the option of obtaining a Certified Copy of your Articles of Dissolution for an additional $30.00 fee by checking the box on the Cover Letter. Alternatively, once the Department of State has processed your dissolution and posted the Articles to Sunbiz, you can download a copy free of charge.

Q: What is a Certified Copy?

A: A Certified Copy is a filed, stamped copy of your Florida LLC’s Articles of Dissolution. It has been verified to be an official, accurate copy of the document that the state has on record.

Q: What is a Certificate of Status?

A: A Certificate of Status is another optional document that can be requested during your filing. It requires an additional $5.00 fee and certifies that the LLC is no longer active in the Florida Division of Corporations’ records.

Q: Are there any other requirements for dissolving an LLC in Florida besides filing Articles of Dissolution? 

A: Yes. For more on the steps required to dissolve a Florida limited liability company, check out our article here.

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