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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 617
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F.S. 617.1507
617.1507 Registered office and registered agent of foreign corporation.
(1) Each foreign corporation authorized to conduct its affairs in this state must continuously maintain in this state:
(a) A registered office that may be the same as any of the places it conducts its affairs; and
(b) A registered agent, who may be:
1. An individual who resides in this state and whose business office is identical with the registered office;
2. Another domestic entity that is an authorized entity whose business address is identical to the address of the registered office; or
3. A foreign entity authorized to transact business in this state that is an authorized entity and whose business address is identical to the address of the registered office.
(2) A registered agent appointed pursuant to this section or a successor registered agent appointed pursuant to s. 617.1508 on whom process may be served shall each file a statement in writing with the Department of State, in such form and manner as shall be prescribed by the department, accepting the appointment as a registered agent simultaneously with his or her being designated. Such statement of acceptance shall state that the registered agent is familiar with, and accepts, the obligations of that position.
(3) For purposes of this section, “authorized entity” means:
(a) A corporation for profit;
(b) A limited liability company;
(c) A limited liability partnership; or
(d) A limited partnership, including a limited liability limited partnership.
History.s. 97, ch. 90-179; s. 66, ch. 93-281; s. 3, ch. 97-93; s. 96, ch. 97-102; s. 277, ch. 2019-90.