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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Chapter 607
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F.S. 607.1520
607.1520 Withdrawal and cancellation of certificate of authority for foreign corporation.
(1) To cancel its certificate of authority to transact business in this state, a foreign corporation must deliver to the department for filing a notice of withdrawal of certificate of authority. The certificate of authority is canceled when the notice of withdrawal becomes effective pursuant to s. 607.0123. The notice of withdrawal of certificate of authority must be signed by an officer or director and state the following:
(a) The name of the foreign corporation as it appears on the records of the department.
(b) The name of the foreign corporation’s jurisdiction of incorporation.
(c) The date the foreign corporation was authorized to transact business in this state.
(d) That the foreign corporation is withdrawing its certificate of authority in this state.
(e) That it revokes the authority of its registered agent to accept service on its behalf and appoints the secretary of state as its agent for service of process based on a cause of action arising during the time it was authorized to transact business in this state.
(f) A mailing address to which the secretary of state may mail a copy of any process served on the secretary of state under paragraph (e).
(g) A commitment to notify the department in the future of any change in its mailing address.
(2) After the withdrawal of the foreign corporation is effective, service of process on the secretary of state under this section is service on the foreign corporation. Upon receipt of the process, the secretary of state shall mail a copy of the process to the foreign corporation at the mailing address set forth under paragraph (1)(f).
History.s. 146, ch. 89-154; s. 2, ch. 95-211; s. 210, ch. 2019-90.