FOIA Advisor

Q&A: information on corporation in New York

Q&A (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Q.  Where can I find Freedom of Information Act form for the State of New York? I downloaded a form from the NY Attorney General's office, but it does not appear to be the one I want.  Simply, I need incorporation information for a business in New York.  

A.  The State of New York does not require the use of any particular form in order to make a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request.  You may write a standard letter,  To obtain information about a New York corporation, you might wish to navigate the web site of the New York Department of State, which has a searchable business database:  If the information you seek is not included in that database, then a FOIL request to the Department of State would be a reasonable next step.