Sample New York LLC Notice of Formation

When you form a limited liability company (LLC) in New York, you're required to publish a notice of formation in two local newspapers and file the New York Certificate of Publication.

In this guide, we’ll give you a sample New York LLC notice of formation and instructions for completing the New York LLC publication requirement.

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How to Create a New York LLC Notice of Formation

Section 206 of New York LLC law requires that LLCs publish notice of formation in two newspapers (one daily and one weekly) that operate from the same county as the LLC's principal address.

The notice of formation is the legal notice that will be published by the newspapers papers you choose. New York has guidelines for the format of the notice of formation. We created two sample notices below based on those guidelines.

The first example is for LLCs that use a registered agent service. Registered agent services help some NY LLCs save money on publication and they also protect your privacy.

Sample Notice of Formation for LLCs Using a Registered Agent Service

Format:

[YOUR LLC NAME] LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on __/__/__. Office: _____ County. Registered Agent Inc. designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Registered Agents Inc. at 90 State Street, Suite 700 Office #40, Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

Example:

Orange LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 7/28/17. Office: Albany County. Registered Agent Inc. designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Registered Agents Inc. at 90 State Street, Suite 700 Office #40, Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

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Sample Notice of Formation for LLCs Not Using a Registered Agent Service

Format:

[YOUR LLC NAME] LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on __/__/__. Office: _____ County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, [ADDRESS]. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

Example:

Orange LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 7/28/17. Office: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 75 MadeUp St. Buffalo, NY 14201. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

How to Complete the NY LLC Publication Requirement

Follow these steps to complete the New York LLC publication requirement yourself:

  1. Form a New York LLC yourself or use a registered agent service.
  2. Publish a notice in two newspapers in the same county as the principal place of business of the LLC within 120 days of LLC formation for six consecutive weeks. One newspaper must be daily and one newspaper must be weekly.
  3. After publication, the newspapers will send you an affidavit of publication. File the affidavit of publication with a New York Certificate of Publication for Domestic Limited Liability Company with the Secretary of State. The publication filing fee is $50.

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