Corporations, Limited Liability Companies and Limited Partnerships
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)
The role of the Westchester County Clerk is limited to designating the two publications in which you must publish the required notice of formation.

Designated Newspapers for the publication of legal notices, including the formation of LLCs.

Business Certificates (DBAs)
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 our office.

Once you have determined that your desired business name is available, sole proprietors should submit an original of a notarized Business Certificate.

Changing or Closing A Business
If the information provided in your Business Certificate changes, you must file an Amended Business Certificate with the Office of the Westchester County Clerk.

Growing Your Business
Westchester County’s Office of Economic Development offers assistance in starting or growing a business through The Westchester Catalyst.