New York Secretary of State (SOS) Business Entity And Corporation Search

Last Updated on January 29, 2022

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New York Business Corporation Registry Search:

Any business or incorporating or forming an LLC in the state can be searched through the Division of Corporations. The Division of the New York Secretary of State regulates the filing for entity formation of commercial enterprises in the state. The database contains records of the following:

  • Corporations
  • Limited Companies
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Partnerships

How to do a New York Business Entity Search:

If you are looking for business entities registered with the Secretary of State of New York, you have come to the right place. An online search tool provided by the Secretary of State of New York helps you find any business entity that is headquartered in the state.

Assuming you have the business entity name handy, you can read our detailed guideline below on how to use the database.

Also see: How to form an LLC in New York

Search by Business Name

Step 1. Visit the Secretary of State’s website to begin the business name search.

How to do a New York Corporate Entity Search

Step 2. Enter the entity name in the appropriate field. To conduct a sample search, let’s type in “Bloom” in the “Business Entity Name” field (see the screenshot below for reference).

New York Business Name Search

Step 3. Specify the “Status Type” and “Search Type” (these search criteria are mandatory).

Step 4. Click on the “Search Database” button; the Results Page containing a list of entities will then appear. The page looks similar to the screenshot below.

New York Business Entity Search Results For Bloom

Step 5. Click on the name of the entity to access more details like:

  • Legal Name
  • Department of State ID Number
  • Filing Date
  • Jurisdiction
  • Entity Type (Corporation, Limited Liability Company)
  • Entity Status (Active, Good Standing, , address, etc.
  • Registered Agent

New York Corporate Entity Result Page

Aside from filing annual reports, you can also order a Certificate of Good Standing for an entity online.

Business Licenses

The business name registration is different from business licensing in New York.  The New York Department of State’s Division of Licensing Services (DLS) has more information regarding New York business licenses.

Also see: How to do a New York UCC search

Information on the New York (NY) SOS

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The Secretary of State of New York is one of the cabinet officers in the state of New York. The Department of State of New York elects the Secretary of State after every four years.

The current Secretary of State of New York is Rossana Rosado, a Democrat. She has been serving in the position since February 2016.

The Secretary of State of New York is the custodian to the Great Seal of the State. She is authorized to attest any governmental documents using the seal. The New York Secretary of State is also in charge of regulating certain laws and protocols in the state like election rules, regulating incorporations, and issuing protocols for vehicles and others.

Secretary of State Contact Information

One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12231-0001

(518) 473-2492

Select the State Where the Corporation is Registered: