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The Rockland County Clerk files business certificates for individuals or partners doing business in Rockland County under an assumed name. Business Certificate forms are available at our office or can be downloaded through this site. For further information or to download forms, review our Business Certificate FAQ’s or call us at (845) 708-7222.

  1. What is a Business Certificate?
  2. How do I file a Business Certificate?
  3. How much does it cost to file a Business Certificate
  4. How do I change a certificate I already filed?
  5. How do I discontinue a business?
  6. How do I get a N.Y.S. sales tax I.D. number?
  7. Where can I find other links or download forms?
  8. What are the designated publications for legal notices?

 


 

  1. What is a Business Certificate?
    A Business Certificate is a legal document which can be filed in the Rockland County Clerk’s Office, by an individual or group of individuals who wish to conduct business in the County of Rockland under an assumed name. You may be required to have a Business Certificate to be licensed by other agencies, or for tax or insurance purposes.
  2. How do I file a Business Certificate?
    Obtain a "Business Certificate" or "Business Certificate For Partners" form from the website of the Rockland County Clerk, or directly at the Rockland County Clerk's Office, Rockland County Courthouse, 1 South Main Street, Suite 100, New City, New York 10956, telephone number (845)708-7222.
    Search the computer in the Rockland County Clerk’s Office to determine if the name you intend to call your business is already being used. If the name is already in use, an alternative name should be selected.
    Complete the appropriate Business Certificate form, appear at the Land Records counter in the Rockland County Clerk’s Office with the form, the fees noted below, and official picture identification.
  3. How much does it cost to file a Business Certificate?
    $25 to file a Business Certificate
    $10 for two certified copies
    $35 Total — includes filing, and 2 certified copies.
    ALL FEES MUST BE PAID IN CASH OR BY MONEY ORDER. (NO PERSONAL CHECKS)
    Make money orders payable to "Rockland County Clerk"
  4. How do I change a certificate I already filed?
    Use the "Amended Business Certificate" form to make changes such as addresses or partners. The fees are the same as noted in question #3 above.
  5. How do I discontinue a business?
    Use the "Certificate of Discontinuance of Business" or "Certificate of Discontinuance of Business as Partners" form. There is a $5.00 fee to file this form.
  6. How do I get a N.Y.S. sales tax I.D. number?
    Call 518-457-5431.  
  7. Where can I find other links or download forms?
    NYS Department of Taxation
    Corporation Filings & UCC Forms and Information
    Licensing for Electricians, Home Improvement Inspectors, Plumbers, Towers
    Federal Tax I.D.s
    Information (Federal) for Starting a Business
  8. What are the designated publications for legal notices?

Hamodia
207 Foster Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230
(718) 853-9094

Rockland County Times
119 Main Street
Nanuet, NY 10954
(845) 627-1414 

Rockland Journal News
1 Crossfield Ave.
W. Nyack, NY 10994
(845) 358-2200 

The Jewish Press
4915 16th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 330-1100 Ext. 332

Yated Ne'eman of America
53 Olympia Lane
Monsey, NY 10952
(845) 369-1600 Ext. 204