Licenses

We license more than 81,000 businesses in more than 50 industries. You can access many of our licensing services online including:

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Prefer to visit us in person? See our locations.


Get important information for:

April 2017: There is a hold on applications for a newsstand located within the project area of the Second Avenue Subway (2nd Avenue between 105th – 62nd Streets) until further notice.


Reducing Fines for Small Businesses


Additional Quick Links for Businesses:

Pay fines and fees


Cure DCA violation


Learn about 10 Things Every Business Should Know Available in English, Español (Spanish), 中文 (Chinese), Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian Creole), 한국어 (Korean), and Русский (Russian)


Read additional tips for businesses


Do you have employees?
Learn about your employer responsibilities on workplace laws including NYC's Paid Sick Leave Law.


View our Event Calendar for upcoming Open Houses when small businesses can come to DCA for trainings


Need to have your scales inspected?
Submit a request for a scale inspection online or call 311.


Let us set you up for financial success!
NYC Financial Empowerment Centers offer free financial counseling to help you manage your money well at home and keep your personal and business finances separate.


New York City businesses must comply with all relevant federal, State, and City laws and rules. Visit our Laws webpage.


Find more information about opening or operating a business in New York City at nyc.gov/business.