elcome to the New York Department of State's Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code. The Division examines, files, and maintains numerous documents vital to business and state government including state and local laws, oaths of office, trademarks, certificates of incorporation, and Uniform Commercial Code Article 9 financing statements. The Division is also responsible for the authentication of public documents for use in other countries.


NOTE: The staff of the Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial cannot provide legal advice or assist with the completion of forms. It is recommended that all forms be prepared under the guidance of an attorney. Please do not call the Division to verify receipt of your filing or other service request. The Division receives a large volume of filings and other service requests each day which makes it impractical for Division staff to verify receipt.
Apostille/Certificate of Authentication Limited Partnership Formation
Biennial Statement FAQ’s for Corporations and LLCs Name Availability
Business Corporation Formation Notice of Claim and Certificate of Designation
  for Service of Notice of Claim
Certificates of Good Standing, etc. Not-for-Profit Corporation Formation
Condominium Declarations Oath/Affirmation of State Employees and
  Public Officers
Copies of Documents Service of Process/Notice of Claim
EIN / Tax ID Numbers State Notice/Further State Notice (pdf)
Five Year Statement FAQ’s for Limited Liability Partnerships Service Mark Registration
Games of Chance Trademark Registration
Laws of New York Online Uniform Commercial Code Forms & Fees
Limited Liability Company Formation