Out of an abundance of caution and in line with recent guidance issued by the Center for Disease Control and New York State, the Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code Customer Service Counter in Albany New York will only be handling service of process, as described below, due to COVID-19.
During this time, the Department of State will accept in person legal process served on the Secretary of State or Department of State as statutory agent of a corporation or other business entity, by appointment. For service of process issues, including the scheduling of an appointment, please call 518-473-2492 so that arrangements can be made to effectuate service.
As noted, all walk in services are suspended until further notice. Customers are encouraged to use the online filing system available on the Department of State's website to form business corporations and limited liability companies.
All other services (e.g. corporation and other business entity filings, document search requests, certificates of status, UCC filings and searches) can be mailed to:
Department of State
Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code
1 Commerce Plaza 99 Washington Avenue, 6th Floor Albany, NY 12231
Please call 518-473-2492 with any questions.
Please note the Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code is currently experiencing a delay in processing certain documents including, corporation and business entity certificates (e.g. Certificate of Amendment). The mailing of legal process (summons and complaints) served on the Secretary of State to entities being served has also been delayed. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this delay. Please contact the Division if you have any questions.
|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.
|• Biennial Statement FAQ’s for Corporations and LLCs||• EIN / Tax ID Numbers|
|• Business Corporation Formation||• Five Year Statement FAQ’s for Limited Liability Partnerships|
|• Benefit Corporation Formation||• Games of Chance|
|• Limited Liability Company Formation (LLC)||• Laws of New York Online|
|• Certificates of Status||• Limited Partnership Formation|
|• Certificate of Assumed Name||• Notice of Claim and Certificate of Designation
for Service of Notice of Claim
|• Copies of Documents||• Oath/Affirmation of State Employees and
|• Dissolution of Business Corporations||• Service of Process/Notice of Claim|
|• Name Availability||• State Notice/Further State Notice (pdf)|
|• Not-for-Profit Corporation Formation||• Service Mark Registration|
|• Uniform Commercial Code Forms & Fees||• Trademark Registration|
|• Charitable Organization Financial Report Filings with the Department of State||• Condominium Declarations|