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Administrative Hearing Guide

Get a guide that describes the hearing process against a business.

After School Program Operation Information

Get information about opening and operating an after school program.

Business Address Change

Get information about changing the address of a business.

Business Assistance

Get help starting or expanding a small business.

Business Classes on Digital and Social Media Marketing

Learn how to attract more customers and increase revenue for your business.

Business Complaint Against Another Business

Make a complaint as a business against another business.

Business Disaster Recovery Assistance

Get help for a business that suffered physical damage or business interruption as a result of a disaster.

Business Fine Payment Information

Get information for businesses about paying Department of Consumer Affairs violation fines.

Business Hiring Assistance

Get help recruiting, screening, and hiring employees.

Business History and Complaint Information

Get information about business history and complaints against businesses.

Business Improvement District (BID) Guide

Get a guide to Business Improvement Districts (BID), including information about contacting or starting a BID.

Business Incentive Information

Get information about benefits for businesses that move to or expand in the City.

Business Legal Assistance

Get free legal advice and referrals for your business.

Business Name Change

Get information about the requirements for a business changing its name. Report a name change.

Business Registration Fact Sheet

Get a fact sheet about registering a company to do business in the City.

Business Tax Assistance or Refund

Get help with business taxes, business tax refunds, and business tax forms.

Capital Access Small Business Loan Information

Get information about loan guarantees for small businesses with fewer than 100 employees.

Commercial Range Hood Information

Get information about range hood system requirements for restaurant and cafeteria kitchens.

Conference Planning Information

Get information for businesses and trade organizations about planning conferences in the City.

ConnectNYC

Provides free fiber optic construction to qualifying businesses.

Consumer Hearing Update

Get information about an administrative hearing.

Department of Consumer Affairs Online Payment Assistance

Get assistance for DCA licensees or applicants who are having trouble with online payment.

Emerging Business Enterprise Program Information

Get information about a program that certifies socially and economically disadvantaged business owners whose current net worth is less than one million dollars.

Empire Zone Tax Incentive Information

Get information about business incentives such as tax credits and utility discounts in 11 business districts.

Employment Agency Law Poster

Get a poster with legal requirements for employment agencies.

Environmental Business Assistance

Get help with meeting environmental regulations, including incentives for environmental compliance and green business development.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Compliance Information on Government Contracts

Get information about contractor compliance with Federal, State, and City equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws and regulations.

Executive Education Program

Learn about resources for qualified minority and women-owned businesses and media and entertainment industry firms.

FastTrac NewVenture

Learn about FastTrac NewVenture, an educational program that helps aspiring entrepreneurs gain the knowledge and develop the skills needed to start a successful business.

Health Violation Information

Get information about a health code violation notification.

Healthy NY Insurance Information

Get information about health insurance coverage for working people and small businesses.

Hearing on Taxi Limousine Commission Violation

Get information about taxi hearings and adjudications.

Industrial Business Zone (IBZ) Assistance

Get help for an industrial business in a manufacturing zone.

Lobbyist Registration

Register as a lobbyist.

Media Employee Training Program

Learn about the Made in NY Media Employee Training (MET) program for small businesses in the media and entertainment sectors.

Mobile Food Vendor Operation

Information about operating a mobile food cart.

Neighborhood Achievement Awards

Learn about annual awards to honor those who are committed to building neighborhoods, creating jobs, and opening opportunities for New Yorkers.

Neighborhood Challenge Competitive Grant Competition

Learn about the Neighborhood Challenge Competitive Grant Competition.

Non-Profit Assistance

Get assistance for a non-profit organization.

NYC Business Express Information

Get online help for starting and operating a business in New York City.

NYC Business Solutions Employee Training Funds

Learn about funding and support for businesses to improve the skills of entry-level employees and increase the quality of their business operations.

NYC Craft Entrepreneurship Program

Get information about the NYC Craft Entrepreneurship Program.

NYC Disaster Recovery Loan and Grant

Learn about a low-interest loan and grant program to help small and mid-sized businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy.

On-the-Job Training Program for Businesses

Learn about on-the-job training to help local businesses hire qualified workers.

Restaurant Bathroom Requirements

Get public bathroom requirements for a restaurant.

Restaurant CPR Requirement Information

Get information about CPR and equipment requirements for a restaurant.

Sidewalk Cleaning Enforcement Information or Sticker Request

Get information about when summonses may be issued for dirty sidewalks and gutters. Request a sticker listing enforcement hours.

Sidewalk Information or Complaint

Get information about sidewalk maintenance or report a sidewalk condition.

Sidewalk Valve Cover Information

Get information about a missing or damaged sidewalk valve cover.

Sidewalk Violation Information and Removal

Get information about sidewalk violations, request a sidewalk inspection, or get a violation removed or dismissed.

Small Business Course Information

Get information about small business basics and entrepreneurship, Request for Proposals (RFP), government contracts, Locally Based Enterprise (LBE) certification, and minority- and women business enterprise certification (M/WBE).

Small Business Saturday

A nationwide campaign to spur business for small merchants.

Smoke Free Air Act Waiver Information

Get information about a waiver to the Smoke Free Air Act.

Support NYC Small Business

Get information about shopping in New York City neighborhoods hard hit by Hurricane Sandy.

Ten Things Every Business Should Know Pocket Guide

Get a guide to required business practices.

Trademark and Patent Information

Get information about registering a trademark or patent.

Transitional Finance Authority Investor Information

Get information about the Transitional Finance Authority for investors.

Utility Tax Information

Get information about taxes for utilities and vendors of utility services.

Vendor Tax Clearance Certificate

Apply for a clearance certificate showing that you paid taxes and can apply to renew a license.

Water Backflow Prevention

Get information about backflow prevention and backflow prevention devices.


Amusement Arcade License

Apply for or renew a license for a business with 10 or more video games.

Amusement Ride License, Permit, or Inspection

Apply for or renew a license to run rides such as roller coasters or ferris wheels. Schedule an inspection of a truck-mounted ride.

Auction License

Apply for or renew a license for a house or person selling goods by public auction.

Baker's Oven Permit

Apply for a permit to construct or alter a baker's oven.

Bingo License

Apply for a bingo license.

Booting Company License

Apply for or renew a license to put wheel locks on illegally parked cars.

Cabaret License

Apply for or renew a license for a bar, club, tavern, or disco that allows dancing and sells food or drinks.

Car Service, Limousine, or Ambulette Driver License

Apply for a license to drive a car service car, limousine, commuter van, or paratransit vehicle.

Carriage Horse Handling Course Information

Get information about courses for horse drawn carriage drivers.

Catering Establishment License

Apply for or renew a license for a place used to serve food or drinks for private events.

Cigarette Dealer License

Apply for or renew a license to sell cigarettes.

CityPay

Pay online for City services, bills, and fees.

Coffee Roaster Permit

Apply for a permit to install or operate a coffee roaster.

Compressed Air Permit

Apply for or renew a license to provide air for scuba diving.

Crematory Permit

Apply for a permit to set up and operate a crematorium.

Day Care Center License and Operation

Get information about day care licensing, operation, inspection, and fingerprinting.

Dealer in Products for the Disabled License

Apply for or renew a license to sell, rent, or repair any instrument or device designed for the disabled.

Debt Collection Agency License

Apply for or renew a license to collect debts owed to another person or entity.

Dry Cleaning Permit

Apply for a permit to install and operate dry cleaning equipment.

Drying Oven Permit

Apply for a permit to install and operate a drying oven used to dry painted, lacquered, varnished, or other surface coated items.

Electronic and Home Appliance Service Dealer License

Apply for or renew a license to repair electronic equipment or appliances.

Electronics Store License

Apply for or renew a license to sell audio, video, photo, or computer equipment.

Employment Agency License

Apply for or renew a license to provide job assistance for a fee.

Flea Market License

Apply for, renew, or get information about a license to sell goods at a flea market.

Food Cart Vendor License or Permit

Apply for or renew a license or permit to sell food from a pushcart or truck either seasonally or year-round. Schedule a pre-permit inspection.

Food Service Establishment Pre-Operational Inspection

Request for a pre-operational food service establishment inspection.

Fuel Burning Equipment Permit

Apply for a permit to install or rebuild fuel-burning equipment.

Gaming Cafe License

Apply for or renew a license for a business with three or more computers for playing games.

Garage or Parking Lot License

Apply for or renew a license to store five or more vehicles for a fee.

Gas Appliance or Pipe Permit

Apply for a permit to install or alter a gas appliance or piping.

General Street Vendor License

Apply for or renew a license to sell goods or drive goods to be sold in a public space that is not a store.

Green Cart Permit Application

Green Cart Permit Information

Home Improvement Contractor License

Apply for or renew a license to do construction or repair work at residences.

Home Improvement Permit

Get information about the types of building construction projects and alterations that require permits.

Home Improvement Salesperson License

Apply for or renew a license to solicit, negotiate, or offer to negotiate home improvement contracts with property owners.

Horse Drawn Cab License

Apply for or renew a license to own or drive a horse drawn cab that is for hire to passengers.

Industrial Process Equipment Permit or Certificate

Apply for a permit to install, permit to operate, or certificate to operate industrial process equipment.

Inhalation Therapy Permit or License

Apply for or renew a license to provide inhalation treatments.

Inspection Information for Food Service Establishments

Information about food service inspection procedures.

Laundry License

Apply for or renew a license to give laundry service.

Locksmith License

Apply for or renew a license to repair or install locks.

Motion Picture Projectionist License

Apply for or renew a license to run equipment used to show movies.

Musician or Performer Permit

Apply for a permit to play music or perform in streets, subways, or parks, or at the Staten Island Ferry.

Newsrack Box Information and Registration

Get information and registration forms for newsrack owners or operators.

Newsstand License

Apply for or renew a license to sell newspapers and magazines from a stand on a public sidewalk.

NYC Business Acceleration Information

Information about NYC Business Acceleration.

Pathogens Permit

Apply for or renew a permit to have or grow living organisms that cause disease.

Pawnbroker License

Apply for or renew a license to run a pawn shop.

Pedicab License

Apply for or renew a license for a business or driver to operate pedicabs.

Pedicab Timer Inspection

Request for inspection of timer used by pedicab driver to determine fare.

Pool or Billiard Room License

Apply for or renew a license for a business with three or more pool, billiard, or pocket billiard tables.

Prescription Formula Preparation Permit

Apply for or renew a permit to prepare prescription formula.

Process Server License

Apply for or renew a license to serve court summonses or employ process servers.

Restaurant and Food Establishment Inspection Report

Get a health inspection report for a restaurant or other food establishment.

Restaurant Permit

Apply for or renew a permit to run a restaurant or eatery. Schedule a pre-permit restaurant inspection.

Scale Dealer or Repairer License

Apply for or renew a license to sell or repair weighing or measuring devices.

Scale Inspection

Schedule an inspection of scale used by retail stores or airports.

Scrap Metal Processor License

Apply for or renew a license to purchase, process, or ship scrap metal.

Secondhand Dealer Auto License

Apply for or renew a license for a dealer of used cars.

Secondhand Dealer Firearms License

Apply for or renew a license for a dealer of used guns.

Secondhand Dealer License

Apply for or renew a license for a dealer of used items.

Sidewalk Banner Permit

Apply for a permit to hang a banner over a sidewalk.

Sidewalk Cafe License

Apply for or renew a license to run part of a restaurant on a public sidewalk.

Sightseeing Guide or Bus License

Apply for or renew a license to direct people to places of interest or to drive a sightseeing vehicle that carries eight or more passengers.

Smoke Oven Permit

Apply for a permit to install and operate a smoke oven used to smoke food products, such as sausage or meats.

Special Sale License

Apply for or renew a license to hold a sale in connection with a stated purpose, such as a going-out-of-business sale.

Spray Booth Permit

Apply for a permit to install and operate a spray booth.

Stoop Line Stand License

Apply for or renew a license to sell items from a stand outside a store.

Storage Warehouse License

Apply for or renew a license to store goods for a fee.

Street Hail Livery Permit Appointment for TLC Licensees

Request an appointment for a permit.

Summer, Overnight or Day Camp License and Operation

Apply for a license to run a summer camp or day camp, or learn about operating a camp.

Taxi Driver License

Apply for a license to drive a taxi.

Temporary Street Fair Vendor Permit

Apply for or renew a permit to sell goods or services from a booth or stand at a street fair.

Towing License

Apply for or renew a license for a tow truck driver or business with tow trucks.

Trade Waste License and Registration

Apply for a trade waste license and registration.

Truck and Commercial Vehicle Permits

Apply for a truck or commercial vehicle permits.

Water Conservation Variance Permit

Get a permit to use water in a way that is not normally allowed by New York City law.

Yellow Taxi Medallion Sale Information

Get information about yellow taxi medallion sales.


Certified Company Directory Information

Get information about minority-owned, woman-owned, and locally-based businesses that are certified by the City.

City Agency Contract Opportunities

Get information for vendors about contracting opportunities with the City.

City Bid List Registration

Register a business to be notified of upcoming opportunities to sell goods and services to the City.

City Contract or Payment Problem Assistance

Get help with City contract or payment problems.

City Vendor Information

Get information about becoming a vendor for the City, or about a payment made by the City to a vendor.

Doing Business Search

Search the Doing Business Portal for information about lobbyists and vendors who do business with New York City.

Equal Employment Opportunity Complaint from Construction Worker with Government Contract

Make a complaint about discrimination, illegal denial of benefits or fair wages by a construction worker with a City contract.

Franchises or Concessions Information

Information for vendors about franchises and concessions on City property.

Health and Human Services (HHS) Accelerator

Learn about competitive health and human services contracting opportunities with the City.

Lease City Property

Get information about leasing City-owned property for commercial purposes.

Locally Based Enterprises (LBE) Program

Learn about a program that certifies small construction and construction-related firms to do business with the City.

Minority and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Program

Learn about a program that certifies minority and women-owned businesses to do business with the City.

Non-Profit Assistance

Get assistance for a non-profit organization.

NYC and Company Membership Information

Get information about the benefits of NYC and Company membership.

Payee Information Portal

Online information on payments from City agencies for payees and vendors.

Payment Information for Child Care Providers

Get information about payment for child care providers under contract with the Administration for Children's Services or the Human Resources Administration.

Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Get technical help on State and Federal government contract opportunities for a small business owners.

Project Labor Agreements

Bid on building construction and repair projects with specific hiring rules.

Public Improvement or Mechanic's Lien Information

Get information about filing a lien against a contractor for nonpayment of labor and materials provided for public improvement construction for NYC.

Sell Goods to the City

Register to receive notices of purchases the City is considering.

Small Business Course Information

Get information about small business basics and entrepreneurship, Request for Proposals (RFP), government contracts, Locally Based Enterprise (LBE) certification, and minority- and women business enterprise certification (M/WBE).

Snow Removal Private Contractor Bid

Bid from private contractor or tow truck company to assist with snow and ice removal.

VENDEX City Contract Information

Get information about a City contract or contractor.

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