New York Secretary of State Business Search

Start using the New York Secretary of State business search functionality and the database of New York-based entities if you are seeking to register or partner with a business in the state.

The State of New York has compiled an official database of businesses within their boundaries and the contact information to facilitate partnerships.

The New York Secretary of State is a popularly elected constitutional office of the State of New York and compiles databases of information pertaining to New York-based corporate entities through the Business Services Division.

In addition to the Business Services Division, the New York Secretary of State’s office also maintains Administrative Services Division, Elections Division, and a Government Records Section.

The SOS database provided by the New York Secretary of State Business Services Division is tasked with compiling information on all of the businesses incorporated within the state of New York, so all entries are exhaustive and up-to-date. Users can search the database based upon a range of search criteria that are both specific and vague, and even obscure information such as the incorporating agent.

How to conduct an New York Secretary of State Business Search

Users can access the New York SOS corporation search for the following types of companies that are currently or were incorporated in the state of New York:

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• Corporations – 8%
• Cooperatives – 7%
• Limited Liability Companies – 22%
• Limited Partnerships – 20%
• Limited Companies – 18%
• Limited Liability Partnerships – 27%

Any business within New York that is registered with the New York Secretary of State Business Services division can be searched for based upon the following criteria:

• Entity Name
• Entity ID
• Officer, Agent or Incorporator Name
• Reservation by ID
• Date
• Month and Year

For example, if the user wants to search for a corporation based in New York by name, the user will be prompted to enter the company’s name in the “Entity Name” field on the New York Secretary of State business search page.

In addition, the user will be asked to provide (if available though not required*) the “Entity Type,” “Place of Formation,” “City of Principal Address,” and “Status.”

If this information is available it may help refine the search in the case of multiple results but this information is not necessary for conducting an initial inquiry or you can contact the department for more information:

New York Secretary of State Corporations Division
One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12231-0001
Phone: 1 (518) 473-2492

You should know that having such information may help them more accurately located the desired corporation or service.

If the business is located within New York, it is located within the official database. After clicking on the search button, the user will be provided with a list of results that most closely match the criteria entered in the preceding page.

Clicking on any entry in the search results will lead the user to a detailed information page that contains the relevant information for the business entity to which it is attached.

In the search, users can also search for New York-based entities by business identification number, agent, officer, or incorporation, if this information is known.

Our quick SOS Corporation Search provides users with relevant and actionable results to register or partner with a business in the State of New York.

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