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Corporation, Certificate of Incorporation in New York State


State State, Department of

A new corporation founded in New York State must file a Certificate of Incorporation. This certificate is filed with the NYS Department of State (NYSDOS).

Businesses should consult an attorney to learn about legal structures.

Completed applications, with a fee, must be sent to the NYSDOS. Applicants are encouraged to file online.

NYS Department of State

Division of Corporations

One Commerce Plaza

99 Washington Avenue, 6th Floor

Albany NY 12231
Phone (518) 473-2492
Fax (518) 474-1418

Deaf, hearing impaired, and speech-disabled callers, please call 711.

NYS Department of State


123 William Street, 19th Floor

New York NY 10038-3804
Phone (518) 473-2492
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