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Name Reservation

This document provides useful information for name reservations for legal structures.

	
		

Overview

Business, Professional and Foreign Corporation:

Application for Reservation of Name - Domestic and Foreign Corporations

An individual or an existing domestic or foreign corporation may reserve a corporation name for use at a later date by filing an Application for Reservation of Name pursuant to Section 303 of the Business Corporation 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.

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

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

Business, Professional and Foreign Limited Liability Company:

Application for Reservation of Name Domestic and Foreign Limited Liability Companies

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 New York State 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.

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

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

Domestic and Foreign Limited Partnerships:

Application for Reservation of Name Domestic and Foreign Limited Partnerships

An individual or an existing domestic or foreign limited partnership may reserve a limited partnership name for use at a later date by filing an Application for Reservation of Name pursuant to Section 121-103 of the New York State Revised Limited Partnership Act. 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.

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

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

Name Reservations cannot be filed for Limited Liability Partnerships as they are not subject to name availability.

Name Availability Instructions can be found at the link below.

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