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Question How do I determine whether a limited liability partnership name is available?

Answer The Department of State will make a determination of name availability for limited partnership and limited liability company entities 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 to be searched for availability. Please note that the Department's determination regarding the availability of a name applies only to the date and time that the name search was completed. Requests for name availability cannot be handled by telephone.

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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
URL: http://www.dos.state.ny.us/corp/llcfaq.htm#lpllcname

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