New York Secretary of State – NY SOS Business Search

new-york-secretary-of-state-logoNew York Secretary of State Corporations Division
Address: One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12231-0001
Telephone: 1 (518) 473-2492

Lookup a Business Entity

Step 1 – Start

Search for a business entity (Corporation, LLC, Limited Partnership) in New York by using the Secretary of State’s Website. The only way to preform a lookup is by Name, when doing so, you will want to use as many matching keywords as you can as the database will pull all matching records. After making your selection click the ‘Search Database’ button and you will be brought to the Results Page (See Sample Below).

Step 2 – Choose Your Entity



If your lookup was broad you will only be able to view the first 500 listings that closely match your terms. Select the entity you had originally sought by clicking the blue text link which will bring you to the Information Page (Below).

Step 3 – Retrieve Information


You are now able to view all the information provided by the Secretary of State. You may be able to get detailed information about the entity including it’s Name, DOS ID Number, Initial Filing Date, State of Jurisdiction, Status, Principal Office Address, Officers, Stock Information (Number of Shares and Par Value), and Name History including Fictitious Names.

This office does not record information regarding the names and addresses of officers, shareholders or directors of nonprofessional corporations except the chief executive officer, if provided, which would be listed above. Professional corporations must include the name(s) and address(es) of the initial officers, directors, and shareholders in the initial certificate of incorporation, however this information is not recorded and only available by viewing the certificate.