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Consent Requirements For New York Nonprofit Corporations


When would my Certificate of Incorporation need approval from other agencies in New York State?

If the stated purpose of your non profit corporation is listed below, you must get a written consent from the matching New York State agency.

Stated Purpose Agency
Care of delinquent, abandoned or neglected children. Office of Children & Family Services
52 Washington Street
Rensselaer, NY 12144
(518) 473-7793
Elder care. Department of Health
Division of Legal affairs
Corning Tower, Room 2482
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237
(518) 473-3233
Promotion of science, literature, art or history. Department of Education
Office of Counsel
State Education Bldg., Room 148
Albany, NY 12234
Hospital or health related services. Department of Health
Division of Legal Affairs
Corning Tower, Room 2482
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237
(518) 473-3233
Operation of mental health facility. Office of Mental Health
Office of Counsel
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12229
(518) 474-7700
Operation of substance abuse program Office of Alcoholism and Substance
Abuse Services
Bureau of Certification
1450 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203-3526
(518) 485-2251

How do I get approval for my New York Non Profit Organization?

You will need to contact the correct agency listed above and ask about the procedures and fees. Typically, you simply write a letter to the agency requesting the written consent, signed by the proper commissioner. If you need approval from the New York Department of Education, they have a form to download, fill out and send back to them with a $10 fee. When you hire ‘Northwest’ you can find it in your online account!

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