New York's Legal Information

New York Business Name Search, Secretary of State, and LLC Costs

New York Articles of Organization Website:

New York Business Name:


NYS Department of State
Division of Corporations, State Records and UCC
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12231

Telephone:  (518) 473-2492
Fax: (518) 474-1418

New York Articles of Organization LLC Documents:

New York LLC Cost: $200 Expedited processing is available for an additional fee.

New York Articles of Organization Filing Instructions: Fill in the pdf form, print, and send to the address above or present the papers in person.  The New York Articles of Organization may also be faxed along with a Credit Card Authorization Form which is available on the website.  Information on licensing a business in New York can be found at

Comments: LLCs that are formed or authorized to do business in New York must publish a copy of the New York Articles of Organization or a notice of formation in two newspapers designated by the county clerk of the county in which the office of the LLC is located, as stated in the New York Articles of Organization.  After publication, the printer or publisher of each newspaper provides an affidavit of publication. A Certificate of Publication, with the affidavits of publication of the newspapers attached, must be submitted to the Department of State. The fee for filing the Certificate of Publication is $50.

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