Doc. Filing Process, RA Info, and fees

Please feel free to call us with ANY questions.    Teresa (850) 524-5437     Rich (850) 524-6243

Brandon: (850) 491-9625 After Hours: (850) 443-0168

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***NOTE: Division of Corporations has changed their ‘wait’ policy, June 5, 2019 – Couriers must drop off docs. and pick up the following working day.  This is not at the couriers discretion, but a Division of Corporations decision.  This is due to budget cut backs in the state of Florida, resulting in staff reduction.

***Documents received after 3:00 p.m.,  are submitted to DOS the next working day, and then if requested, are then returned in your pre-paid envelope the following day they are processed.

The Filing Process for Division of Corporations:

  • You have 2 options for filing your docs. with the Department of State/Division of Corporations:
  • OPTION – 1. Scanning Documents for filing: (This IS the fastest and most effective way to get your business registered, amended, dissolved, reinstated, etc. ) scan your docs. and e-mail to us, for immediate processing which saves you time and money. We charge $1.00 per page to print out your docs. for processing. These charges will be itemized on your invoice. We invoice the DOS filing fee and our service fee.
  • (NOTE: apostille docs. must be originals, can only use option #2)
  • OPTION – 2 Send your docs. to us: via mail service (Fed Ex, USPS, UPS); see below for complete shipping instructions: (you will incur the shipping fees, and you will lose 24-48 hours in doc. processing time- but do remember that ALL docs. for Apostille must be originals, sent to us)
    • Prepare your documents  –   Please review the procedure for state filing process at:; and choose the service you are seeking in the menu bar. For Apostille services, please check our Apostille page and the DOS notary information at: .
  • NOTE:  if you do not know the exact amount that needs to be paid to the office, we ask you include a blank, signed check made out to the DOS office your documents will be submitted for processing, and we will include the bill with the check for your records.   We do provide the option that FCCS pays your DOS document(s) process fee and we invoice you for the DOS filing fee and we are reimbursed by you prior to filing submission.
  • After preparing your document(s) for shipping, UPS, Priority Overnight, FedEx, etc.  (we recommend a ‘trackable’ service, as the USPS isn’t the most reliable or fastest service); IF you need documents returned:  Prepare a second Pre-paid label for your return documents, make sure you complete the billing information, or document(s) will not be returned to you. A pre-paid label is fine as we have envelopes.
  • Place your documents in the envelope;  if applicable -place your return envelope in the envelope for the returned docs.
  • Include 2 checks in with your package; (1)  for the Department of State for the filing fee  (1) Include a second check or money order made out to: FCCS for the correct amount for courier service (see below for service fees) Place checks in envelope, seal and send
    Mail  or Fed Ex. (no signature required) all packages to:
  • FCCS c/o Teresa Fillmon
    2330 Clare Drive
    Tallahassee, FL 32309
  1. When you have sent your documents, please notify us so we can expect the delivery. e-mail us at: and/or call /text us at: (850) 524-5437 (leave a message)  or  (850) 524-6243

Fees for Courier Services:    

  • $75.00 (per business filing) – is our flat rate for ANY document filing, this includes drop off, and next day pick-up, and 30 minutes total ‘wait’ time. If your documents are rejected, and revisions are necessary, there is a $25.00 fee for the 3rd and 4th trip charge.
  • Do you need a pick up and/or an in-town courier of a package or document? – Fees are based on distance – please call us for a free estimate


If you sent docs. via scan, you will be invoiced prior to docs. being submitted to the government office.  FCCS pays your filing fees in advance, but expects immediate reimbursement.  FCCS, in good faith, paid governmental fees on your behalf, and require reimbursement same day services are provided.  Payment for services, can be made through Paypal (5% surcharge for payment through PayPal), SQUARE 3.5%, money order,  business check (which would be sent with your documents, if you mail them in, if you mail docs. in, you avoid all % surcharges).  Documents are not submitted for processing until payment for services is received.    

If you want to avoid PayPal(5%), and SQUARE (3.5%) fees, then please mail/FedEx, UPS, your docs. with payment included. Granted, you will delay your filing process by doing this.

** Unless you have an account with us, all services must be paid in full before being submitted to the DOS for processing.

Note:  Electronic Filing – Additional Fees

  1. Electronic Documents –  FCCS is happy to receive your scanned documents via e-mail, which saves you time and money.  Docs. received before 3:00 p.m. are same day submitted for processing. We charge $1.00 per page to print them out for processing.  These charges will be added into your payment invoice.
  2. Incorrect documents: If your documents are not correct, and we need to revise and print NEW docs., there is a $1.00 per page fee, in addition to the third and fourth trip to the DOS for re-submission, there is an additional $25.00 ‘trip charge’ for each return trip, plus the cost of the document stamp, and you will need to provide an additional pre-paid return envelope, if necessary.


Please consider using our Registered Agent Services – starting at $75.00 Annually (this includes the first 5 pieces of mail, and Annual Report reminders.

Legacy RA Group, Inc., 2330 Clare Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32309 (850) 524-5437