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Florida Non-Profit Corporation

Articles of Incorporation

Important Message Regarding Credit/Debit Card Payments for Online Filings

The Division of Corporations uses a 3rd party, NIC Services, LLC dba Tyler Payment Services, to process our credit/debit card payments for Online filings. A confirmation payment receipt will be emailed from  [email protected]  for successful transactions. Please keep a copy of the receipt, there is information contained in the receipt that will help us locate your filing and reconcile it.

To create a Florida non-profit corporation OR correct your rejected online filing:

  1. Review the instructions for filing the Articles of Incorporation for Florida Non-Profit Corporations.
  2. Gather all information required to complete the form.
  3. Have a valid form of payment.
  4. If additional space is needed to meet IRS filing requirements, prior to filing contact the Department of State at [email protected] for appropriate instructions.


File or Correct Florida Non-Profit Articles of Incorporation

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Nonprofit Corporations Soliciting Donations

Chapter 496, F.S., the Solicitation of Contributions Act, requires anyone who solicits donations from a location in Florida or from people in Florida to register with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and to renew annually. To register online, please visit  If you wish to speak with someone regarding registration, contact FDACS at 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) or via email at [email protected].

Filing Information

Answers to common questions about e-filing a Florida non-profit corporation are listed below.

What Web Browsers are supported?

The Division of Corporations' Web Application supports later versions of the following browsers:

The above browsers cover over 96% of browser market share.  Other browsers supporting HTML5 should also work fine with our web application.  If you are considering choosing or adding a new browser, you can see how they compare in HTML5 feature support here.

What are my payment options to file the Articles of Incorporation online?

Is the corporation name already in use?

Search our records to determine if the name is distinguishable and available for you to use.

I don’t want to file online. Can I print and mail my application and payment?

Will I receive a confirmation that my filing was accepted?

Yes, you will receive a confirmation letter (which will include the corporation’s name, assigned document number, filed date, and its effective date, if requested). Your Certificate of Status and/or Certified Copy will also be included if you opted to purchase those items.

Online filings:

  • You will receive your filing confirmation by email at the address you provided.
  • Your confirmation will be sent to you once the document is examined and approved by the Division of Corporations.
  • You will not receive a confirmation by U.S. Mail.

Filings by mail:

  • You will receive your confirmation by U.S. Mail.
  • It will be addressed to the mailing address you provided on the application.

How long does it take for my Articles of Incorporation to be processed and posted on Sunbiz?

  • Filed online with a credit card: Your document will be processed in the order it was received.
  • If paying by check or money order: Your document will be processed in the order it was received.

How do I sign the online form?

  • Typing your name in the signature block is sufficient pursuant to s.15.16, F. S.
  • Electronic signatures have the same legal effect as original signatures.
  • Typing someone’s name (signature) without permission constitutes forgery.

Can I get a copy of my corporation’s Articles of Incorporation?

Yes. Once your Articles of Incorporation have been processed and posted, you can download an image of the report from Sunbiz free of charge.

Why was my filing rejected?

The Division of Corporations is required to examine your document for minimum statutory filing requirements. If you received a rejection notice, then your application failed to meet one or more of those requirements.

How do I correct a rejected filing?

Enter your tracking number and PIN (supplied in the rejection email) in the Correct Articles of Incorporation form.

New Florida/Foreign Corporation Fees



Filing Fees $35.00
Registered Agent Designation $35.00
Certified Copy (optional) $8.75
Certificate of Status (optional) $8.75
TOTAL $87.50

Public Records Notice:  Any information you submit on your document will be part of the public record and made available for public view on the Division’s website.