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Fictitious Name Renewal Instructions

Note:  Due to law change effective July 1, 2017, a fictitious name registration may not be renewed if the registered name contains a business entity suffix or indicator (i.e. Corporation, Incorporated, Limited Liability Company, Limited Partnership, Professional Association, Corp., L.L.C., L.P., P.A., etc.) unless at least one registrant is a business entity of the same type duly incorporated, organized, formed, or otherwise authorized to transact business in this state.

If registered fictitious name contains a business entity suffix or indicator, a cancellation and reregistration will need to be filed.  The fee to file this document is $50.00.   


Required Filing Fee: $50

Registration Number

The 12-digit identification number the Division of Corporations assigned to the registered name.

Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)

The 9-digit number the Internal Revenue Service assigned to the business for federal tax identification purposes.

  • Enter your FEIN in the space provided (optional)Do not enter a Social Security Number.
  • Contact the IRS at 1.800.829.4933 for additional information. 

Certificate of Status (Optional)

  • You may request one certificate of status when you renew online. 
  • This item is not required. 
  • A certificate of status certifies the fictitious name registration is active, provides the dates the name was registered and renewed, and includes the registration’s new expiration date. 
  • Check the box to request a certificate of status.
  • Delivery: Emailed to the email address you provide.
  • Fee: $10.00

Certified Copy (Optional)

  • You may request one certified copy of the renewal application when you renew online.
  • This item is not required. 
  • A certified copy will certify the document is a true and correct copy of the application and include the date it was filed.
  • The certified copy will be sent as an attachment in an email. 
  • Check the box to request a certified copy.
  • Delivery: Emailed to you as an attachment at the email address you provide.
  • Fee: $30.00

Email Address

  • A valid email address is required.
  • Your filing confirmation, certification (if requested), and future email communications will be sent to this address.

Mailing Address

  • A mailing address is required.
  • Include the street address, city, state, zip code, and county of the principal place of business.


List the owners and verify their information.

  • An owner can be an individual or a business entity.
  • List each individual and business entity separately.
  • You can only list up to 5 owners on the renewal application.
  • Call 850.245.6058 for special instructions if you have more than 5 owners.

If an owner is an individual:

  • List each name as Last Name, First Name, Middle Name.
  • Enter or verify the mailing address for each individual listed.

If an owner is a business entity (e.g., corporation, limited partnership, limited liability company):

  • List each business entity’s name as it is filed with the Division of Corporations.
  • Enter or verify the mailing address for each entity listed.
  • Enter or verify the document number assigned by the Division of Corporations for each entity listed.
  • Enter or verify the FEIN for each business entity.
    • Listed Above: the FEIN was entered previously.
    • Applied For: no number is present, but you did apply for a FEIN.
    • Not Applicable: the IRS has determined a FEIN is not required.
  • Call 850.245.6058 for special instructions if the business entity listed is not registered with the Division of Corporations. 

Electronic Signature

  • One owner must sign the renewal.
    • If the owner is a business entity, an authorized individual can sign on behalf of the business.
  • Type in the individual’s name and title in the textbox provided.
    • Example: John Doe, President
  • Typing your name in the signature block is sufficient pursuant to s.15.16, F. S.
  • Electronic signatures have the same legal effect as original signatures.


Fictitious Name Renewal Fees



Registration of Fictitious Name $50.00
Cancellation and/or Reregistration of Fictitious Name $50.00
Renewal of Fictitious Name $50.00
Certified Copy of Fictitious Name Registration $30.00
Certificate of Status for Fictitious Name Registration $10.00


Under s.817.155, F.S., a person may not:

  • Knowingly falsify or conceal a material fact,
  • Make a false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation, or
  • Make or use any false document.

Anyone violating these conditions is guilty of a third-degree felony and punishable by law. (s.775.082, s.775.083, or s.775.084, F.S.)

Public Records Notice:  Any information you submit on an application will be made part of the public record and be available for public view on the Division’s website.