New York Religious Corporations Law Section 177 - Certificate of incorporation.

177. Certificate of incorporation. 1. The presiding officer of such meeting and at least two other persons present and voting thereat shall execute and acknowledge a certificate of incorporation which shall set forth the following:

(a) The name of the proposed corporation.

(b) The number of trustees thereof.

(c) The names of the trustees elected for the first year.

(d) The county and town, city or village in which the principal place of worship is or is intended to be located.

(e) The date of its annual meeting for the election of trustees.

2. On filing such certificate in the office of the county clerk of the county in which such church is or is intended to be located, such church shall be a corporation by the name stated in the certificate of incorporation.

Last modified: February 3, 2019