Start a Limited Liability Company (LLC)

Find out requirements and filing instructions to form a Limited Liability Company.
Average Time of Transaction 5 - 10 Minutes
TOP Start a Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Save
Saved
Overview
WYSIWYG

An LLC is an unincorporated business organization made up of one or more persons. The owners of an LLC are “members” rather than shareholders or partners. A limited liability company is formed by filing Articles of Organization with the Department of State.

Are There Any Special Responsibilities and Requirements Associated With Forming an LLC?

  • The members of an LLC are required to adopt a written Operating Agreement.  The Operating Agreement is the primary document that establishes the rights, powers, duties, liabilities and obligations of the members between themselves and with respect to the LLC. 
  • A copy of the Articles of Organization or a notice related to the formation of most limited liability companies must be published in two newspapers for six consecutive weeks.
  • LLCs are required to file a Biennial Statement updating their contact information every two years with the New York Department of State setting forth the address to which the New York Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process accepted on its behalf.  

 

0
Eligibility
Eligibility
WYSIWYG

Who can form an LLC?

  • A New York State Resident
  • A business entity located in New York State
0
Benefits
Benefits
WYSIWYG

Benefits of an LLC:

  • Structure designed for small businesses
  • Easy Filing Process
  • Limited liability for Members
0
How To
How To
WYSIWYG

Refer to this step by step process to form an LLC:

  1. Create an account (Click second option 'Articles of Organization for a Domestic Limited Liability Company')
  2. Fill out the form
  3. Provide credit card information
  4. Receive the filing receipt and acknowledgment copy instantly by email
0
Fees
Fees
WYSIWYG

What is the fee for filing?

  • Articles of Organization $200.
  • Biennial Statement $9.
0
Apply
Apply
WYSIWYG
 
OR:  

Prepare, sign and file the Articles of Organization in a paper format: 

By Mail:  send the completed Articles of Organization with the filing fee of $200 to the New York State Department of State, Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code, One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12231.  

In Person: deliver the Articles of Organization to the above address.  The Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code is on the 6th floor and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

By Fax: you may fax the Articles of Organization along with a Credit Card/Debit Card Authorization Form to the Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code at (518) 474-1418.

0
Contact
Contact

Questions? Send us an email or contact us by phone between the hours of 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

(518) 473-2492

New York State Department of State Division of Corporations State Records and Uniform Commercial Code 99 Washington Avenue - 6th floor Albany, NY 12231