Welcome 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.

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