New York Articles of Organization

Articles of organization form your New York LLC.

Preparing and filing your articles of organization is the first step in starting your limited liability company (LLC). Approval of this document secures your business name and creates the legal entity of the LLC. Only after this approval can you obtain a Federal Tax ID (EIN), open a bank account, sign contracts, and otherwise conduct business.


Incorporating provides many important benefits:

  • Limits the liability of the members (owners) and managers
  • Fulfills statutory requirements to register your business name
  • Adds credibility

Fast Facts

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

Articles of Organization

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person, fax, or online.

Agency Fee:

$200 filing fee + $50 publication fee + optional $25-150 expedite fee


~7 business days. Within 24 hours for $25 expedite fee. On the same day for $75 expedite fee. Within 2 hours of receipt for $150 expedite fee.


New York LLC Law §§ 201-214

  • An LLC may organize for any lawful business purpose or purposes.
  • Professional service LLCs have different formation requirements.
  • If faxing, use the Credit Card Authorization form.
  • The NY Division of Corporations accepts check, money order or credit card.
  • The Department of State will issue an official filing receipt that contains the filing date, which is also the date of formation.
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