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New York Social Services Agency Business Name Approval


What words are restricted for business names in New York that needs approval from the Social Services Agency?

blind; handicapped.

How to request approval from the New York Social Services Department for use of restricted word:

Send a copy of the proposed certificate of incorporation to the Office of Children and Family Services Division of Legal Affairs. Be sure to include your contact information and return address in your request letter.

Is there a fee to request approval of your business name from the New York Social Services Department?

There is no fee required by the Social Services Department for approval of business names.

How long will it take them to process the request for approval?

Processing times varies depending on the purpose involved and the workloads of those staff involved in the review. You will want to call to get specific processing time for your specific request. You will receive a response letter by mail.

How to contact the New York Social Services Agency:

Office of Children and Family Services
52 Washington Street, Room 133, North Building
Rensselaer, New York 12144
Phone: 518-474-9752

We provide New York registered agent services, and put forth a lot of effort to always provide our clients with free information that can help them run their businesses. We provide comprehensive online tools to make managing your business entity easy. You can sign up for immediate service online and the forms and filing instructions are in your online account immediately. We scan everything into your online account for easy management of your company documents.

Additional Resources:

New York Non Profit Organization

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