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An Email option for Service of Process added to New York Registration Forms

Submitted by UCS on January 10, 2023

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The following information has been copied from by the New York Department of State website.

The New York Department of State recently updated registration applications by adding an option to allow an email address to be added for the purpose of receiving Service of Process electronically. Existing companies wishing to add an email address for receipt of electronic service of process can file a Certificate of Change with the New York Department of State.​

Service of Process upon a domestic or authorized foreign corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, or limited liability partnership, general association or condominium board by personal delivery requires that two copies of the process be personally served on the New York Secretary of State or any person authorized by him at the Office of the New York Department of State, One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12231. Service by mail is not permitted.

Service of process may also be served electronically on the Secretary of State as agent of a domestic or authorized foreign corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, general association or condominium board provided such entity has provided the Department of State with an email address for such purpose. There is no additional fee for serving process electronically.

Service of process upon an unauthorized foreign or suspended corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, or limited liability partnership by personal delivery requires that one copy of the process be personally served on the New York Secretary of State or any person authorized by him at the Office of the New York Department of State, One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12231. Service by mail is not permitted. Please refer to the appropriate section of law for additional mailing/service requirements. Process on such entities may also be served through the Department of State’s Electronic Service of Process system. There is no additional cost for electronic service of process.

The New York Department of State has prepared “Instructions for Service of Process on the Secretary of State as Agent for Domestic or Authorized Foreign Entities.” The instructions are intended to provide guidance to Process Servers who wish to serve process on the New York Secretary of State. Please note that the New York Department of State cannot provide legal advice. Process Servers are encouraged to consult with their own attorneys for advice on any matter discussed in these instructions or regarding any other aspect of service of process.

For access to the updated forms visit our State Forms page by clicking here.

If you have questions regarding service of process in the United States, please contact a Client Service Representative at info@unitedcorporate.com or call (800) 899-8648 or you can chat with us via our website.