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Not-for-Profit, Certificate of Incorporation


State State, Department of

Not-for-profit corporations ("non-profits") must file a Certificate of Incorporation. Certificates are filed with the New York State Department of State (NYSDOS).

Businesses should consult an attorney to learn about legal structures.

Not-for-profits are corporations formed not for financial gain. Corporations must file applications and pay a fee.

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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