If you wish to set up your business as a corporation, limited partnership, or limited liability company, you should visit New York State Department of State, Division of Corporations for more information.
Limited Liability Company (LLC)
If you have established an LLC with New York State Department of State, Division of Corporations, the Westchester County Clerk can assist with designating the two publications in which you must publish the required notice of LLC formation.
Visit this link to find Designated Newspapers for the publication of legal notices, including the formation of LLCs.
Pursuant to Section 130 of the New York State General Business Law, if you are conducting any business in the County of Westchester under a name other than your own, and are not a corporation, limited partnership or limited liability company, you must file a Business Certificate indicating your Westchester County address in The County Clerk’s office.
Once you have determined that your desired business name is available, sole proprietors should submit an original of a notarized Business Certificate with the Office of the Westchester County Clerk.
If the information provided in your Business Certificate changes, you must file an Amended Business Certificate with the Office of the Westchester County Clerk.
For more information about filing a business certificate, setting up an LLC or corporation, closing a business, or other legal matters within Westchester County, please visit: