State, Department of


Administers regulatory and service programs; provides advice and technical assistance to local governments and community organizations; and offers fire training and arson prevention assistance; and handles citizen inquiries and complaints. Regulates several occupational licensing programs; registers corporations, trademarks, and service marks; and files uniform commercial code statements. Regulates not-for-profit, nonsectarian cemeteries. Serves as headquarters of the Committee on Open Government, (518) 474-2518. Publishes the NYS Register, State Constitution, Local Government Handbook, and the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York.



  123 William St., New York NY, 10038    Map this
  One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Ave., Albany NY, 12231    Map this

Contact Numbers

Albany Office:  (518) 474-4750
NYC Office:  (212) 417-5800


Rossana Rosado , Acting Secretary of State. $120,800.
Appointed by the Governor with the consent of the Senate, to serve at the pleasure of the Governor.
(518) 486-9844
Executive Deputy Secretary of State - Brendan Fitzgerald
(518) 474-0050
General Counsel - Linda Baldwin
(518) 474-6740
Deputy Secretary of State, Planning & Development - Kisha Santiago
(518) 474-6000
Deputy Secretary of State, Local Government Services - Mark Pattison
(518) 473-3355
Deputy Secretary of State, Business & Licensing Services - Charles Fields
(518) 473-2728
Director, Administration & Management - Judith E. Kenny
(518) 486-9843
Administrative Support Services - Pamela Christopher
(518) 473-8221
Human Resource Management - Debra Meade
(518) 474-2752
Fiscal Management - LuAnn Hart
(518) 474-2754