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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 617
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F.S. 617.1520
617.1520 Withdrawal of foreign corporation.
(1) A foreign corporation authorized to conduct its affairs in this state may not withdraw from this state until it obtains a certificate of withdrawal from the Department of State.
(2) A foreign corporation authorized to conduct its affairs in this state may apply for a certificate of withdrawal by delivering an application to the Department of State for filing. The application must be made on forms prescribed and furnished by the Department of State and must set forth all of the following:
(a) The name of the foreign corporation and the jurisdiction under the law under which it is incorporated.
(b) That it is not conducting its affairs in this state and that it surrenders its authority to conduct its affairs in this state.
(c) 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 conduct its affairs in this state.
(d) A mailing address and an e-mail address to which a party seeking to effectuate service of process may send a copy of any process served on it under paragraph (c).
(e) A commitment to notify the Department of State in the future of any change in its mailing address or e-mail address.
(3) After the withdrawal of the corporation is effective, service of process in accordance with s. 48.161 is service on the foreign corporation.
History.s. 101, ch. 90-179; s. 29, ch. 2022-190.