How to Serve the New York Secretary of State
Routine services are submitted within 3-5 days. Rush papers will be submitted no later than 48 working hours after we've received them...and most rush papers are submitted to the Office of the New York Secretary of State within a day after they are received.
Prices below reflect prepaid discounted services for contract customers or bulk quantity requests. (All others call for quote)
Routine Service $60.00 / service (Prepaid)
"Statute Running" RUSH service $75.00 / service (Prepaid)
"Same Day" RUSH service $85.00 / service (Prepaid)
Note: Please send two (2) copies of the action for each defendant corporation being served along with a cover letter outlining your request.
When advancing fees, please send a separate $40 check payable to New York Secretary of State for each defendant being served. You may submit a single check payable to Empire State Legal Services for the sum total of all our service fees. If papers are emailed, there may be a copy charge required to print 2 copies of the papers.
We also accept credit cards, debit cards, PayPal and checks by phone. (If you prefer to pay by credit/debit card, please include that in your cover letter along with a contact name and phone number where you may be reached for payment.)
As stated directly on the NY Secretary of State Website (www.dos.ny.gov):
Only "process" may be served on the New York Secretary of State as agent. "Process" is defined as judicial process and all orders, demands, notices, or other papers required or permitted to be personally served on a domestic or foreign entity, for the purpose of acquiring jurisdiction of such entity in any action or proceeding, civil or criminal, whether judicial, administrative, arbitrative, or otherwise, in this state or in the federal courts sitting in, or for, this state. (See §102(a)(11) of the Business Corporation Law, §102(a)(12) of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law, §102(x) of the Limited Liability Company Law, §121-101(o) of the Partnership Law.)
Under §253 & §254, Vehicle and Traffic Law
Service fees$25.00 / service
Dept. of State fees$10.00 / S.O.S. fee
certified mailing fees
Note: Two (2) copies of summons and complaint are required for each defendant; you will be billed for any additional copies needed and registered mail charges. Send a single check payable to Empire State Legal Services for the sum total of all service fees, plus separate $10 check(s) payable to Dept. of State for each service.(If you prefer to pay by credit/debit card, please include that in your cover letter along with a contact name and phone number where you may be reached for payment.)
Secretary of State
New York Office:
217 Centre Street, Ste. 108
New York, NY 10013
New Rochelle Office:
3 Church Street, # 736
New Rochelle, NY 10801