Active Corporations and Other Business Entities in the New York State Department of State (NYSDOS).
Business corporations, not-for-profit corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships must file a formation document with the New York State Department of State in order to do business within the State of New York. Each corporate, limited liability company or limited partnership name must be unique – New York State Department of State performs a name search on each new entity to assure that the name is distinguishable from all other entity names on file with the Department.
Out-of-state corporations which choose to do business in New York State must file with the Department of State an application for authority. If the entity name is not distinguishable from the name of all other entities on file with the Department of State, the corporation must use a “fictitious” name which, likewise, must be distinguishable from the name of all other entities on file with the Department of State.
With some exceptions, each business corporation must submit a statement every two years verifying their service of process address and identifying the name and address of the chief executive officer of the corporation and the address of the principal executive office of the corporation. Limited liability companies must submit a statement every two years that verifies the service of process address.
Data in this dataset cannot be used for legal purposes, such as bank loans, court cases or business incorporation – data is intended for general public knowledge only. Dataset does not contain inactive or temporarily suspended corporations. Dataset does not include corporate or other business entity “Assumed Names” filed pursuant to General Business Law, §130. Data is not to be construed as any sort of filing history of a given corporation, nor is the presence of the corporation in this data to be construed as the current legal status of the entity. Addresses may or may not reflect the actual physical location of the business itself or any of its officers. Current entity name may not always reflect the business name throughout the life of the corporation. Data is only accurate as of the last business day of the month and year specified in the Dataset Name. For the most current information and legally acceptable documentation, contact the New York State Department of State.
While every effort is made to assure the accuracy of this data, the New York State Department of State recognizes the possibility of human and/or mechanical error. New York State Department of State, its employees officers and agents make no representation, warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, completeness, currency or suitability of the data for any purpose, real or implied.