New York LLC 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
TOTAL $375


*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.

But what if I want my LLC’s business address to be in the city?

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

Do you need to publish your LLC in New York?

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 It’s bonkers and way outdated, but Section 206 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law requires both New York LLCs and foreign LLCs doing business in New York to publish notice in two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.

How much does it cost to publish a New York LLC?

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
What happens if I don’t publish my LLC in NY?

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.

How long do I have to publish my LLC in NY?

You have to publish for six consecutive weeks in both a daily and weekly newspaper.

What happens after I publish notice of a NY LLC?

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.

Do New York corporations have to publish?

No. New York corporations are spared the arcane publication requirement.

What needs to be in my LLC publication notice?

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.