What is a Registered Agent?
A registered agent is the person that will accept service of process on behalf of a business entity. The registered office is the address where the registered agent is located during normal business hours. The registered office address must be a Florida street address. A post office box is not acceptable.
The registered agent may be an individual or another business entity with an active Florida filing or registration on our records. A business entity cannot serve as its own registered agent; however, an individual associated with a particular business entity may serve as the entity´s registered agent. In other words, ABC ENTERPRISES, INC. cannot list itself (ABC ENTERPRISES, INC.) as its own registered agent. However, Robert Smith, who is the president of ABC ENTERPRISES, INC., may serve as the registered agent for ABC ENTERPRISES, INC.
Why do you need my E-mail Address?
This is the address all correspondence, certified copies, and certificates of status pertaining to this filing will be sent. It is also the address we will use for all future annual report filing notices unless you change the entity’s e-mail address on our records. You may change the entity’s e-mail address on our records at any time. Simply visit our website and click on the “Contact Us” link found at the top of our home page.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Florida Department of State will send the annual report reminder notices to the entity’s last known e-mail address. It is the recipient’s responsibility to forward the reminder notices to the person(s) responsible for filing the annual report.
What is a Manager (MGR) or or Authorized Representative (AR)?
An Authorized Representative (AR), Authorized Person (AP), or Authorized Member (AMBR) is a person who is authorized to execute and file records with this office. See 605.0102, F.S., for more detail.
If all of the members of a limited liability company will not have authority to manage or act on behalf of the business entity, then the limited liability company will be manager-managed. In a manager-managed limited liability company, the members elect those individuals, which will have the authority to manage or act on behalf of the company. Those individuals will serve in the capacity of a manager (MGR). A manager (MGR) may or may not be a member of the limited liability company.