New York LLC Biennial Statement

Last updated on November 28, 2022

LLC formed in New York needs to file a statement with the state biennially. i.e., once every 2 years. Read about how to file this statement.

File Statement online

Visit the official state government’s website to submit biennial statement online.

Visit New York official website
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What is an LLC?

Limited Liability Company

LLC is a business entity in the U.S that provides limited liability to its members. It has characteristics from both corporation and sole proprietorship. LLCs are permitted under State statutes of each US state.

Limited liability

Personal assets are protected for people with limited liability when they are sued.


A business entity that can issue shares and give limited liability to shareholders.


Owners of an LLC are referred to as members. They own membership interest in the LLC.

Sole proprietorship

Where an individual engages in business activity without formal organization.

Why file the report?

New York LLC Biennial Statement

Biennial statement is used to keep an LLC’s contact information up to the date and to keep your LLC in compliance and in good standing with the state. .

Filed once in 2 years

Every registered entity must file this statement once every 2 years.

Change in agent information

This Statement is mainly used to update the Change in Service of Process (agent) details like name and address.

File Online.

Biennial statement can only be filed online. There is no option to file by mail.

Change in address

You can change your Principal business address by updating it on the biennial report when it is due.

New York actions

Here are some of the actions business owners can take in New York:

How to file Biennial statement in New York?

Follow these steps:

1. Visit official website

Every New York LLC has to file a biennial statement once every 2 years. The biannual statement is due by the end of the month of your LLC's anniversary every two years.



Head over to New York’s official website to file this report.

Filing fee


The Biennial Statement must be postmarked, complete and compliant, before the end of your LLC’s anniversary month to avoid late fees.

LLC Biennial Statement

Every LLC has to file this report in New York to stay compliant with the state laws.

Filing Biennial Statement

New York LLC is expected to file this report biennially

  • File it online on New York Department of State website


Online fee


Online processing time

same day

Failure to pay

Any biennial statement received after the due date will result in your LLC losing its “good standing” status with the state.

Articles of Organization

In New York, Articles of Organization is the form you file with the Secretary of State to form an LLC. It contains the articles of formation for the LLC.

Filing Articles of Organization

There are a couple of ways to file

  • File it online on State of New York website


  • Mail a form to the state department



Department of State Division of Corporations

State Records and Uniform Commercial Code

One Commerce Plaza

99 Washington Ave.

Albany, NY 12231

Online fee


Online processing time


Mailing fee


Mail processing time

3 - 5 days

Entity name

Every LLC should have a unique name in New York. New York maintains a list of names of entities in the state. Go through it to check if your chosen name is available.

Search for names

Go to the official website of the New York corporation & business entity database tool to see if the name you want is available.

Searching fee



You can reserve a name for your LLC for a specific duration by paying reservation fees to the New York division of corporations. You will have to file your LLC formation documents within this period to keep the name. Alternatively, you can directly go ahead with the LLC formation without any reservation. That's fine too.

Reservation fee


Reservation period

60 days

LLC naming guidelines

The name you choose for your LLC must the official naming guidelines.

Here are some of the guidelines in simple language:

  • 1

    Shall contain without abbreviation the words "Limited Liability Company" or the abbreviation "L.L.C." or "LLC".

  • 2

    Don’t include terms that indicate that you are doing an activity that you are not authorised to do.

  • 3

    Your name should be ‘distinguishable’ in the Secretary of State records. Adding a punctuation or ‘the’ does not make it distinguishable.

  • 4

    Don’t use words that makes it seems like you are a governmental entity or has an affiliation.

Frequently asked questions

LLC annual statement in New York

It is very important to maintain full compliance in New York. Filing these reports helps you protect your personal assets by maintaining limited liability and also to be in good standing with the state. Read our guides to learn how to start and manage a business in New York.

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