Amusement Arcade License

New Application Fees: $85-$340 HOW TO APPLY
Application Reviewed Within: 2 Weeks AFTER YOU APPLY
Renewal Fees: $340 OPERATING & RENEWING
Renewal Cycle: 2 Years OPERATING & RENEWING


Consumer Affairs, Department of City
An Amusement Arcade License is required for any business that will have ten or more amusement devices located on its premises.

Amusement devices include:
  • Any device, open to the public, that carries and moves passengers along, around or over a fixed or restricted course or within a defined area for the purpose of amusing or entertaining its passengers.
  • Any device intended as a game that one or more persons are permitted to play by controlling the mechanical, electrical or electronic components that are needed to operate or manipulate the game in exchange for the payment of a fee, charge, or thing of value, and that provides amusement, diversion or entertainment.

Next: Apply

NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)
Licensing Center
42 Broadway, Lobby
New York, NY 10004
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Amusement Arcade License

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