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Fictitious Name Renewal

To file a fictitious name renewal:

  1. Review the instructions for filing a fictitious name renewal.
  2. Gather all information required to complete the form, including your registration number.
  3. Have a valid form of payment.

 

Renew a Fictitious Name


 

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Answers to common questions about e-filing a Florida fictitious name renewal are listed below.

What are my payment options to renew a fictitious name online?

I don’t remember my registration number. Where do I find it?

How long are fictitious name registrations and renewals valid?

  • Both are valid for 5 years and expire on December 31st of the final year.
  • If you fail to file the renewal, your registration will expire.

My fictitious name expired. What can I do?

I don’t want to file online. Can I print and mail my application and payment?

Can I change or alter my fictitous name owner when I renew?

Yes, you can.  You can change the owner in the appropriate section on the renewal applicaiton.

Can I change or alter my fictitious name when I renew?

No, you cannot.  If you need to change or alter the fictitious name, do not renew.

You should:

  • Download and complete Sections 1-4 of the Fictitious Name Registration (PDF) application to simultaneously cancel and re-register the fictitious name.
  • Return the completed application with a check or money order for $50.
    • Make all checks payable to the Florida Department of State.
    • Must be payable in U.S. currency drawn from a U.S. bank.
  • Reprint your check voucher if you need an additional copy. Your tracking number is required.

Fictitious Name Renewal Fees

Service

Price

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

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.