Online Filing System

Welcome to the Department of State’s Online Filing System

The Online Filing System will be available Monday-Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST.

Please note that effective October 3, 2013 the New York State Department of State’s Online Filing System has replaced the Online Permit Assistance and Licensing website “OPAL” for the filing of basic Certificates of Incorporation and Articles of Organization for business corporations and limited liability companies, respectively.

The New York State Department of State’s Online Filing System interface has a different look than the OPAL filing screens; however, the information entered is substantially the same.

If you wish to file a Certificate of Incorporation or Articles of Organization please click the link below.   You will be forwarded to the New York State Department of State’s Online Filing System.  The acceptable methods of payment are credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express).  

Please note that immediately upon filing you will receive an email filing acknowledgement with your filing receipt attached in PDF format.   Additionally, you will have the option of requesting additional services, such as a plain copy, certified copy or certificate of existence.   These documents will be attached as a PDF document to the filing acknowledgement.    There are no additional expedited handling fees charged for filing online or for additional services.

To file a Certificate of Incorporation or Articles of Organization online, please click Department of State On-Line Filing System.

If you have any questions regarding the New York State Department of State’s Online Filing System, please contact us eCorps@dos.ny.gov. !