New York Fictitious Name Registration & Renewal

Registration requirements for New York business entities

Business entities that plan to use a name other than their legal business name may need to register an assumed name. Assumed name registration can take place at the state, local, or state and local levels of government. State specific registration information is available below.

Initial Application for Registration

Agency:New York Department of State - Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code
Form:

Certificate of Assumed Name

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$25 for LLCs and limited partnerships. Corporation fees are $25 + $100 for each county within New York City and $25 for each county outside of New York City.

Is registration mandatory?:

Filing an assumed name registration is required for any person or entity intending to conduct business under a fictitious name.

County Level Filing:

Sole-proprietorships, general partnerships, and limited liability partnerships file at the county level. All other entities file with the department of state.

Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?:

Registration of an assumed name does not offer name protection.

Notes:
  • Publication of registration is not required in New York.

Renewal Filing

Not required



More information: New York Department of State - Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code
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