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How Long Does it Take for Form a Florida Business?

Forming a business in Florida can vary in duration, depending on the completeness of your documentation and specific requirements such as obtaining a Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

If you have all the required information readily available, the process can be relatively quick, often taking just a few days to complete. This timeline assumes the application is filled out correctly and submitted without errors or omissions. Forming or registering a business with the State of Florida is the first step to forming and starting a business.

The current Sunbiz processing times vary depending on the type of document or filing you are submitting. Since these times can fluctuate based on the volume of submissions and other factors, it's essential to check the most up-to-date information directly from the source.

For the latest and most accurate processing times for various documents, including business entity filings, amendments, and annual reports, visit the official website of the Florida Department of State's Division of Corporations. They maintain a dedicated page for document processing dates, which is regularly updated to reflect current wait times.

You can find this information at: https://dos.fl.gov/sunbiz/document-processing-dates/

This page is a valuable resource for anyone looking to submit documents to Sunbiz, as it estimates how long you can expect to wait for your filing to be processed. Always refer to this page before and after submitting documents to Sunbiz to ensure you have the most current information.

  • Published: Feb 15, 2024
  • Updated: Mar 9, 2024

This FAQ serves as a general information resource and does not provide legal advice. We cannot guarantee the completeness, accuracy, reliability, or suitability of the information for your specific circumstances. As legal situations can vary greatly, it is always recommended to consult with a qualified attorney for personalized advice and guidance.

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