Application for Reservation of Name for Domestic and Foreign Limited Liability Companies

Application for Reservation of Name for Domestic and Foreign Limited Liability Companies
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Overview

  • An individual or an existing domestic or foreign limited liability company may reserve a limited liability company name for use at a later date by filing an Application for Reservation of Name pursuant to Section 205 of the Limited Liability Company Law.

 

  • The filing of an Application for Reservation of Name will reserve a name for 60 days.

 

  • The filing receipt entitled “Certificate of Reservation” issued by the New York Department of State for the filing of the Application for Reservation of Name must be submitted and filed with the document to which the Application for Reservation of Name is applicable.

How to File

 

  • The completed Application for Reservation of Name, together with the statutory filing fee of $20, should be forwarded to:
    • New York Department of State, Division of Corporations, One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12231.

Fees

$20 filing fee for Application for Reservation of Name.

All fees must be paid by cash, check, money order, MasterCard, Visa or American Express.

  • To pay for a fee using your credit card or debit card, complete and sign the Credit Card/Debit Card Authorization Form and submit it to the Division of Corporations with your request for service.
  • Checks and money orders should be made payable to the “Department of State.” Please do not send cash through the mail.  All checks over $500 must be certified.

Expedited Processing

  • Expedited Handling Services: (optional) The NYS Department of State's Division of Corporations offers expedited processing of time-sensitive documents. For an additional fee, the Department of State will process a document within the following time frames for the additional fee indicated; $25.00 per document for processing within 24 hours, $75.00 per document for processing within the same day, or $150.00 per document for processing within 2 hours.

 

  • The additional, non-refundable fee for expedited processing service must be paid by a separate check or money order or indicated in the appropriate space on the Credit Card/Debit Card Authorization Form.
    • The Division of Corporations accepts MasterCard, Visa and American Express for the payment of fees. To pay for a fee using your credit card or debit card, simply complete and sign the Credit Card/Debit Card Authorization Form and submit it to the Division of Corporations with your request for service.
    • The Credit Card/Debit Card Authorization Form submitted with any request for services must specifically indicate the level of expedited service requested.

 

  • The envelope bearing documents for filing and other requests for expedited processing services must be marked with the notation "Expedited Processing" on the envelope.

Additional Information

  • Two extensions of 60 days each are granted to applicants who submit a Request for Extension of Reservation of Name prior to the expiration of the current reservation. The fee to file a Request for Extension of Reservation of Name is $20. The filing receipt entitled “Certificate of Reservation” issued by the New York Department of State for an Application for Reservation of Name must accompany the request to extend the name reservation.

 

  • An Application for Reservation of Name may be cancelled prior to the expiration of the current reservation. The fee to file a Request for Cancellation of Reservation of Name is $20. The filing receipt entitled “Certificate of Reservation” issued by the New York Department of State must accompany the request to cancel the name reservation.

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