Florida Registered Agent
Florida Business Address
What is a Florida business address?
A Florida business address is the public address of your company. In Florida, you’re required to provide a business address to the Florida Division of Corporations when you form an LLC or corporation. Some Florida businesses without commercial locations list their home address as their business address, jeopardizing their privacy and business reputation.
You can use our Florida business address for FREE when you hire us for Florida Registered Agent Service. That means:
- Your personal information won’t be published on public filings
- Your business profile can benefit from our professional permanent address
- You can avoid a bunch of junk mail at your home address
Because we’re local, we can provide full-service Florida mail forwarding, including FREE mail forwarding—up to 3 mail scans per year—as part of our $49/year Florida registered agent service:
|Free Mail Forwarding
|Basic Mail Forwarding
|Premium Mail Forwarding
|Florida Virtual Office
|Secure Online Account
|Junk Mail Filtering
|Same-Day Mail Scans
|90 Days Free
|90 Days Free
|90 Days Free
|90 Days Free
|Unique Suite Number
|Number of Scans
|Meeting Room Access
|Available to Rent
Why Is My Florida Business Address So Important?
Choosing the right Florida business address is important because business privacy in Florida is a hard thing to come by. This is mainly because of Florida’s “Government in the Sunshine Law” (Chapter 286 of the Florida statutes).
Florida’s “Sunshine Law” is basically an open records law that requires the Florida Division of Corporations to make state business filings accessible to the public. These aren’t redacted documents. Any names, phone numbers, and addresses appearing on your formation documents and annual reports are freely accessible to anyone with a computer, an internet connection, and a little old-fashioned curiosity.
Try it yourself. Just visit Florida’s Sunbiz website, do a random records search, and browse around. For any Florida business you land on, you’ll see a basic business listing that includes the business’s most recent information, but you’ll also see a series of document images and PDF files at the bottom of each listing. This list represents every public filing that business has ever made.
The Benefits of Using Our Florida Business Address
Frankly, Florida’s approach to transparency can be a little scary. Maybe this sort of “transparency” is no big deal for traditional brick-and-mortar businesses with commercial locations they want to display publicly, but for non-traditional businesses—online businesses and home-based businesses among them—it can cause all sorts of problems.
List your home address, for instance, and you’ll likely be dealing with piles of junk mail and random salespeople—maybe even dissatisfied customers showing up at your door. And even if you’re renting a commercial space, it isn’t necessarily the space you want associated with your business in the long run. Maybe it’s a low-rent space in a crappy part of town that you’re intending to leave in a year. Well, you can change your Florida business address and amend your state documents, but you can’t erase those old documents from Florida’s Sunbiz website.
Fortunately, you have options when you hire Florida Registered Agent LLC. Because you can use our Florida business address, you can mitigate some of the business privacy issues raised by Florida’s Sunshine Law and project the image of a more stable business at the same time.
Florida Business Address FAQs
What is a principal office address in Florida?＋
“Principal office address” is the term the Florida Division of Corporations usually uses for your business address. For most businesses, the principal address is the same as the mailing address, but Florida will allow you to use a different address (including a PO box) for your business mail.
When you hire us, you can use our Florida address as your principal address and mailing address, thus killing two birds with one stone.
What is a registered agent address in Florida?＋
A “registered agent address” is the address of your Florida registered agent. This is the Florida street address where your registered agent receives service of process, legal notices, and official state mail on your company’s behalf.
Some registered agent services will only allow you to use their address for these registered agent-related purposes because they either can’t or don’t offer the complete mail coverage options we provide.
Can I use your address for my business mail?＋
Yes! We offer a wide range of Florida mail forwarding and virtual office packages. Simply scroll up to the “4 Ways You Can Use Our Florida Business Address” section above and select the package that fits your needs.
Is it okay to use my home address as my business address in Florida?＋
Yes, so long as you don’t mind the consequences. It’s legal to use your home address as your business address in Florida, but keep in mind that whatever address you include on your public filings is freely available through a business search at Florida’s Sunbiz website.
This is the most obvious benefit of using our Florida business address instead: you’ll get a legitimate business address for your public filings without publicly associating your home address with your business.
Can I use a PO box for my business address in Florida?＋
Yes, you could technically list a PO box as your business’s mailing address. But do you really want list a PO box on your website and business cards? Is that the image you want to project as a business?
When you hire Florida Registered Agent LLC, you can use our Florida address for your registered agent address, your business address, and your mailing address. Having a physical street address will help establish a more professional first impression with clients and customers.
How do I change my business address in Florida?＋
Once you have established a business address in Florida, changing that business address requires updating your information with the relevant state and federal agencies that have your address on file (including the IRS), as well as updating your bank and any vendors or important customers who need to be in the know.
You can update your business address with the Florida Division of Corporation’s fairly easily at Sunbiz.org, and the Florida Department of Revenue also provides an online option for updating your business address. But you’ll also need to keep your bank in mind, vendors, and customers in mind, and you’ll need to consider other items—for instance, your business cards and website—that will need to reflect any changes you make to your business address.
A better option? Hire Registered Agent LLC and use our Florida business address instead. That way, your official location will stay the same no matter how often you change locations.