New York LLC Publication Requirement
What is the LLC Publication Requirement?
All limited liability companies (LLCs, LPs, LLPs, and PLLCs) doing business in New York must publish notices in two local newspapers (a daily and a weekly) for six consecutive weeks within 120 days of formation. Once publication is complete, the LLC must obtain an Affidavit of Publication and submit it with a Certificate of Publication form to the New York Division of Corporations – per Section 206 of the NY State Limited Liability Company Law.
You have to publish in the county where your principal business address is located. If that happens to be somewhere in NYC, you could easily spend over $1,000 in publication fees alone. That’s the last thing you need when you’re starting a business in New York.
It’s annoying. It’s outdated. And worst of all, it’s expensive.
So we came up with a couple of solutions.
When you form your LLC with New York Registered Agent, just click the button at checkout to add our New York Publication Service.
We own our building in Albany, where publication fees are more affordable than other parts of the state, and MUCH cheaper than they are in Manhattan. When we’re your registered agent, you can list our commercial address as your LLC’s business address in order to publish in Albany County and pay less in publication fees.
Read on for more details on how to pay less for New York’s publication requirement…
A.) Hire Us for LLC Formation + Publication
You can spend hours of your precious time on earth calling around to dozens of newspapers to compare publication costs. Or you can just hire us to form your LLC and for an additional $375 (including the state’s fee to expedite service*) we’ll complete the entire publication process for you:
- contact the local newspaper
- run your ads
- acquire the Affidavit of Publication
- file your Certificate of Publication form with the New York Division of Corporations
How? You can get out New York Publication Service right when you form your LLC. Just select “New York Publication Service – $375” from the optional items in section #6 at checkout. Here’s a break down of fees:
|Our Filing Fee||$150|
|New York’s Certificate of Publication Fee (expedited*)||$75|
|Cost to publish in Albany||$150|
*We don’t even bother with standard processing because the New York Secretary of State is notoriously slow. Hire us and it’s automatically expedited.
B.) Hire Us to Register Your LLC in Albany
Even if you want to fulfill the publication requirement on your own, we can help make it cheaper. When you hire us for New York Registered agent service ($49/year) or to form your New York LLC ($349 total), we list our business address on your Certificate of Organization. The building we own is in Albany. This means you can meet the publication requirement by publishing in Albany, one of the cheapest counties for publication. (It’s less than $200 in fees, as opposed to over $1,000 if you publish in NYC.)
Who actually reads the classifieds? Your great aunt when she’s looking for a garage sale with collectible tea spoons, that’s who. Publishing in an expensive newspaper is not going to give you any sort of marketing edge. It’s a waste of money.
Don’t waste your money. Hire us and let us take care of this bonkers requirement for you.
Easy. File a Certificate of Change for $30 with the New York Division of Corporations as soon as your publication requirement is fulfilled. This will change your business address back to the city, and you’ll still save a ton of time and money.
New York LLC Publication Requirement FAQs
Yes. It’s bonkers and way outdated, but Section 206 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law requires both New York LLCs and foreign LLCs doing business in New York to publish notice in two newspapers (one daily and one weekly) in the county where the LLC was formed. Don’t throw your money away on publishing in NYC—hire us and save hundreds by publishing in Albany instead.
It really depends on where you’re doing business. If your business address is in NYC, you could be looking at over $1,000 to publish. If your business address is in Albany (like ours!) it’s closer to $150
If you live in NYC and want to save money (and time, so much time!) on the LLC publication requirement, you can hire us to publish and file your Certificate of Publication for you. We’ll use our address on your documents which both protects your privacy and gets you in on those low publication fees. Otherwise, you’ll be looking at paying over $1000 to fulfill an arcane requirement.
Our New York LLC Publishing Service: $375
- $150—our filing fee
- $75—New York’s Certificate of Publication fee (expedited)
- $150—publication fees
If you don’t publish notice of your LLC within 120 days of forming or registering your LLC, New York will suspend your authority to do business in the state. This will make it nearly impossible to secure any business licenses or permits.
Here’s the thing. If your NY LLC is suspended for failure to publish, it’s not really a big deal. You just have to fix it by completing the publication process and it’s like it never happened. It would be kind of funny if weren’t so annoying. Remember—it takes six weeks to publish and then you have to wait on the NY Division of Corporations to process your Certificate of Publication form. That’s a long time for your business to be suspended, especially if an important business deal is hanging in the balance.
You have to publish for six consecutive weeks in both a daily and weekly newspaper.
The newspaper will provide you with an Affidavit of Publication. You’ll need to file this with a Certificate of Publication ($50 for regular processing, $75 for expedited) with the New York Division of Corporations.
No. New York corporations are spared the arcane publication requirement.
According to Section 206 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law, the notice you publish needs to include:
- the name of your LLC
- the date you filed your Articles of Organization
- the county where your business address is located
- your business address
- your registered agent information
- your LLC’s future dissolution date (if any)
- a brief description of your business activity
Remember when your mom paid to advertise the family yard sale in the classifieds? This is that, except for legal notices. The smaller the ad, the cheaper, but it can be hard to squeeze all that legally required information into a small space. Plenty of people overspend by being too wordy. We have a super-short template that’s been approved by the New York Division of Corporations—part of how we keep our publication service fee so low.
Our NY Registered Agent Service
So you hired NYRA to be your registered agent just to get around the hair-raising publication fees, but now you have a registered agent. What does that mean?
We charge $49/year to act as your registered agent, which means we’ll be responsible for accepting and forwarding legal mail on behalf of your company (and help you keep your address off the public record). You can give us the boot anytime by filing the New York Certificate of Change form and declaring a new registered agent. Full disclosure: it costs $30 to file.
Most people find they benefit from having a registered agent. To find out why, check out our New York Registered Agent Service.