Last updated December 9, 2021
New York LLC Name Search
Quick Start Guide
This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in New York.
New York LLC Costs:
New York LLC filing fee: $200
Newspaper fees: varies by county (see Lesson 2)
Certificate of Publication: $50
Biennial Statement: $9 (every two years)
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Division of Corporations: Search the name database
Search your desired New York LLC name against existing businesses in the state to make sure your LLC name is “distinguishable” (unique):
Northwest ($39 + state fee) or LegalZoom ($149 + state fee)
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New York Division of Corporations
Next Step: Publication Requirements
After you’ve found an available LLC name, you can then proceed to the next Lesson: Publication Requirements (part 1).
And check out TRUIC’s business name generator if you need help coming up with an LLC name.
NY Division of Corporations: Business name availability
NY Senate (LLC Law): Section 204 – Limited Liability Company name
NY Division of Corporations: Application for Reservation of Name (optional)
NY Division of Corporations: Restricted or Prohibited Words and Phrases
NY Division of Corporations: Choosing a Limited Liability Company name