Florida Fictitious Name Publishing Requirements for Polk County

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Florida Fictitious Name Publishing Requirements for Polk County

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 Polk 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 Polk 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

Penalty for Not Publishing your Florida Fictitious Name in Polk County

Failure to meet the publishing requirement in Polk 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 Polk County this can avoided.

Publishing your Florida Fictitious Name in Polk County can be confusing for business owners

Common problems business owners have when trying to publish their fictitious name in a Polk County newspaper

  • Most individuals are not familiar with generating a legal notice
  • Writing the legal notice takes time that you might not have
  • Choosing the correct newspaper in Polk County to place the legal notice in is critical
  • Researching how to place the legal notice in a newspaper from Polk County and purchasing/submitting the legal notice in the newspaper takes time that you might not have

Why Choose Us for your Florida Fictitious Name Publishing in Polk County

From start to finish we make a complex issue simple. We have a long and well established relationship with the Polk County newspaper. With the vast number of newspapers in circulation in Polk County our staff knows which newspapers comply with the Florida statue and will select the appropriate newspaper.

Our Florida Fictitious Name Publication Process in Polk County

  • We generate a legal notice that meets all the requirements for publishing a fictitious name in the State of Florida.
  • We submit the legal notice to a Polk County newspaper where your principal office is located.
  • We obtain an affidavit from the Polk County newspaper that your legal notice has been published.
  • The affidavit of publication is emailed to you for your business records and proof of legal compliance with the State of Florida Statue.

Timeline to Complete Florida Fictitious Name Publishing in Polk County

Completion is approximately 5-6 weeks. During this time, we will generate your legal notice, arrange and publish your legal notice in a Polk County newspaper, obtain the affidavit from the newspaper, and email you the affidavit of publication for your business records.

Florida Fictitious Name Publishing Pricing for Polk County

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.