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The 2001 Florida Statutes

Title IV
Executive Branch
Chapter 15
Secretary Of State
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Section 15.09, Florida Statutes 2001

15.09  Fees.--

1(1)  The fees, except as provided by law, to be collected by the Department of State, are:

(a)  For searching of papers or records, $3.50, except that there shall be no charge for telephone requests for general corporate information, including the corporation's status, names of officers and directors, address of principal place of business, and name and address of resident agent.

(b)  For providing a certificate with seal, $8.75; however, no fee shall be charged for providing a certificate with seal to any officer appointed to an office requiring Senate confirmation.

(c)  For furnishing statistical information and for copying any document not mentioned, $1 per page or fraction thereof.

(2)  The department may in its discretion establish a reasonable fee for filing or copying any document or instrument not mentioned herein or provided for in other laws.

(3)  All fees arising from certificates of election or appointment to office and from commissions to officers shall be paid to the Treasurer for deposit in the General Revenue Fund.

(4)  All funds collected by the Division of Corporations of the department shall be deposited in the Corporations Trust Fund.

(5)(a)  There is created within the Department of State a Public Access Data Systems Trust Fund, which shall be used by the department to purchase information systems and equipment that provide greater public accessibility to the information and records maintained by it. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Divisions of Licensing, Elections, and Corporations of the department shall transfer each fiscal year to the Public Access Data Systems Trust Fund from their respective trust funds:

1.  An amount equal to 2 percent of all revenues received for the processing of documents, filings, or information requests.

2.  All public access network revenues collected pursuant to s. 15.16 or s. 119.085.

(b)  Funds from the Public Access Data Systems Trust Fund may be appropriated for the operations of the department.

History.--s. 1, ch. 2089, 1877; RS 80; GS 81; RGS 96; CGL 118; s. 6, ch. 28086, 1953; s. 2, ch. 29841, 1955; s. 1, ch. 69-292; ss. 10, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 1, ch. 71-114; s. 22, ch. 76-209; s. 4, ch. 81-260; s. 3, ch. 83-217; s. 1, ch. 84-147; s. 55, ch. 90-132; s. 2, ch. 90-267; s. 11, ch. 95-430; s. 22, ch. 96-420; s. 24, ch. 97-153; ss. 30, 38, ch. 98-46; s. 21, ch. 99-218; ss. 39, 53, ch. 99-228; s. 6, ch. 2000-118.

1Note.--As amended by s. 55, ch. 90-132. Subsection (1) was also amended by s. 2, ch. 90-267. The ch. 90-132 version is published here as the last expression of legislative will (see 1990 Senate Journal pp. 933 and 1590). Subsection (1), as amended by s. 2, ch. 90-267, reads:

(1)  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all fees collected by the Department of State, whether termed filing fees, recording fees, or any other form of fees, are hereby designated as processing fees for the examination and handling of documents submitted for recordation; and, unless otherwise provided by law, such fees are:

(a)  For searching of papers or records, $11, except that there shall be no charge for telephone requests for general corporate or fictitious name information, including the corporation's status, names of officers and directors, address of principal place of business, and name and address of registered agent.

(b)  For providing a certificate with seal, $10; however, no fee shall be charged for providing a certificate with seal to any officer appointed to an office requiring Senate confirmation.

(c)  For furnishing statistical information and for copying any document not mentioned, 50 cents per page or fraction thereof.

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