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General Disclaimer:
All of the information provided by NYOpenGovernment has been obtained from various state agencies that collect and maintain the records. NYOpenGovernment's staff has tried to ensure that the various databases presented here are accurate, complete and timely. However, because of an inherent dependence on other entities, errors and/or inconsistencies may occur from time to time. Click here to contact us with a specific question or comment. To read our complete PRIVACY POLICY, please click here.

With respect to any information found on this website, neither the Attorney General of the State of New York nor any of his employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, currency, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.

The Attorney General is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced. These links are provided as an information service only. Users are solely responsible for compliance with the copyright and intellectual property laws with respect to use of any and all information gained from this site or links available on or through this web site.

Limitations on the data:
NYOpenGovernment consolidated information from a variety of existing public disclosure databases and made it available on this website. The website includes campaign finance records, lobbying disclosures, state contracts, charity registration forms, legislative member items, information on legislative proposals, and the registry of corporate and business entity names. The data obtained from the relevant state agencies was adapted, as best as was possible, to work with each other.

NYOpenGovernment staff have developed a system to organize and display this data in a way that allows users to easily browse through Elected Officials and their relevant campaign finance records, member items requested, contracts awarded or sponsored legislation. Additionally, there are options to search all of the databases and a county by county breakdown of member items.

The campaign finance records on this site currently reflect disclosure reports filed since 2006. The lobbying records reflect disclosures filed since 2007. The listing of state contracts only shows new contracts that have been approved by the Office of State Comptroller since the start of 2006. The member items listed are those that were approved since the New York State Budget for the 2007-2008 fiscal year. The legislation listed on the site is since 2007. The Corporation and Business Entity Database includes business and not for profit corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies and limited liability partnerships, as well as other miscellaneous businesses that have registered or amended their registrations since 2006.

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The New York State Board Of Elections
The majority of financial disclosure statements filed at the State Board are entered into the database directly from e-mail or diskette filings submitted by committee treasurers or candidates. For those who file hard copies, the information contained in paper filings will be entered into the database exactly as it appears on the forms. Because database searches retrieve information exactly the way it is reported and then entered into the database, search results may be inaccurate and/or incomplete. This will occur, for example, if filers do not adhere to the required format, do not use the proper codes, misspell words or leave items blank. Although the State Board carefully reviews disclosure reports and requires treasurers to submit amended reports as needed, there will necessarily be delays before the review process is completed and the information in the database is corrected.

To examine the campaign finance filings of the State Board of Elections, go to: http://www.elections.ny.gov (This link will open in a new browser window).

New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics
The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics requires clients and lobbyists to regularly report their activities. Such reports may be filed electronically, or as paper filings. The Commission makes no guarantee or promise of the accuracy, currency or completeness of information provided on its website. To examine lobbyists' and clients' filings, go to: http://www.jcope.ny.gov/public/lobby_data.html (This link will open in a new browser window).

Department of State
The Corporation and Business Entity Database includes business and not for profit corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies and limited liability partnerships, as well as other miscellaneous businesses.

Please note that the database does not include corporate or other business entity assumed names filed pursuant to General Business Law, 130.

Assumed name filings are filed and maintained by the Division of Corporations for corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships. Although maintained by the Division of Corporations, searches of records of assumed names used by corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships must be made by a written, faxed or e-mail request to the Division. All other entities such as general partnerships, sole proprietorships and limited liability partnerships file an assumed name certificate directly with the county clerk in each county in which the entity conducts or transacts business. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained on this site is up to date and accurate. As the Department relies upon information provided to it, the information's completeness or accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

To examine corporations' filings, go to: http://www.dos.state.ny.us/corps/bus_entity_search.html (This link will open in a new browser window).



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