Category Archives: New York Secretary of State (SOS) Taxable Business Entity Search

Search the New York Secretary of State Business Entity Database by typing in the name of a Corporation, Limited Liability Company (LLC), Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), or Limited Partnership (LP). Use this as a Name Availability Tool when Incorporating.

New York Secretary of State Corporation Entity Search

Step 1 – Go to the New York Secretary of State.

Step 2 – Type in the name of the corporation that you are looking for. Be sure to add as many terms as possible as the database will return all the entities that contain your keywords. After making your selection hit the button titled ‘Search Database‘ or press enter on your keyboard.

Step 3 – A new window will open with a list of the all the businesses that matched your terms. Scroll down and click on the corporation name.

Step 4 – You have completed your search. Now you are able to see all the information about the entity listed with the Secretary of State. You are able to view the corporation’s: ID Number, Incorporation Date, County, State of Jurisdiction, Status, Officers, Registered Agent, and Fictitious Names.

Reserve a Corporate Name
Under the Statute 303 of the New York Business Corporation Law, an applicant may file and reserve a business name by following the steps below:

Step 1 – Download and fill in the Application.

Step 2 – Enclose the $20 filing fee and send to:
Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code
One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12231-0001

New York Secretary of State LLC Search & Lookup

Step 1 – Go to the New York Secretary of State.

NY Search Page

Step 2 – The best way to search an LLC is to type in as many keywords as you know that would match the entity you are looking for. If the name is unique, you may not have to worry, but if it is a broad term you may be sorting through hundreds of not thousands of results.

New York Results Page

Step 3 – A new tab will open on your internet browser and you will be able to see a list of your results. Sort through and find the company you were looking for and click on the name (in a blue text link).

Entity Information Page

Step 4 – You have completed your search and now may be able to view all of the limited liability company’s: Name, DOS ID Number, Initial Filing Date, Principal Office Address, Members, Officers, Status, Registered Agent, and Other (Fictitious Names).

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