How do I determine whether a corporate, limited partnership, or limited liability company name is available?
The Department of State will make a determination of name availability in response to written requests addressed to the Albany office of the Department of State that are accompanied by a fee of $5 for each name searched for availability. Requests for name availability cannot be handled by phone. If you wish to reserve a name, you may do so by submitting the appropriate form and fee to the Department.
Division of Corporations Filing Information, Fees, and Publications
general information on forms, types of businesses that operate in New York State, business/not-for-profit corporations, limited liability companies/partnerships, limited partnerships