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Per Florida Statute 865.09, Effective July 1, 2009, prior to registering a fictitious name (also known a dba) you must publish a notice of intention in one newspaper in Lake County where the principal office is located. This must be completed prior to the filing of the fictitious name with the Florida Division of Corporations.
If this legal notice is NOT published in Lake County then you are NOT in compliance with the State of Florida Statute.
Click the following link to read the statute: Florida Statute 865.09
Failure to meet the publishing requirement in Lake County may cause the corporate veil to be broken and disregarded by the state of Florida. If a business fails to comply, the business, its members, and those interested in doing such business may not maintain any action, suit, or proceeding in any court of this state until this statute is complied with.
Any person who fails to comply with the statute commits a second degree misdemeanor, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. By having us publish your fictitious name in Lake County this can avoided.
From start to finish we make a complex issue simple. We have a long and well established relationship with the Lake County newspaper. With the vast number of newspapers in circulation in Lake County our staff knows which newspapers comply with the Florida statue and will select the appropriate newspaper.
Completion is approximately 5-6 weeks. During this time, we will generate your legal notice, arrange and publish your legal notice in an Lake County newspaper, obtain the affidavit from the newspaper, and email you the affidavit of publication for your business records.
Price is determined by the cost of the newspaper advertisement plus our service fee for preparing the legal notice, submitting it to the newspaper and providing you with the affidavit of publication. The price we provide during the signup section below is all inclusive and there are no additional or hidden fees.