Business corporations and limited liability companies are legally mandated to file Biennial Statements with the Department of State every two years. The Statements provide the Defendant with updated contact information of the business. In particular, the information is used to locate an address when a service of process is required. When the Department of State is served on behalf of the business entity, the service of process address is the address used to mail the summons or subpoena to the entity or it’s designated representative.
Beginning May 1, 2012, most business corporations and limited liability companies may file their Biennial Statement online and pay the $9 fee using a credit or debit card. The Biennial Statement form, which will be mailed to the address of the corporation or LLC, will provide the necessary information for online filing.
Online filing is only available if an entity received a Biennial Statement form from the Department of State after May 1, 2012.