Debt Collection Agency License

Top
New Application Fees: $38-$150 HOW TO APPLY
Application Reviewed Within: 2 Weeks AFTER YOU APPLY
Renewal Fees: $150 OPERATING & RENEWING
Renewal Cycle: 2 Years OPERATING & RENEWING

About

Consumer Affairs, Department of City
Any business that seeks to collect personal or household debts from New York City residents must have a Debt Collection Agency License. This licensing requirement includes "debt buyers," businesses that buy overdue debt, and then try to collect money sometimes by taking consumers to court. The New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) issues this license.
Next: Apply

NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP)
Licensing Center
42 Broadway, Lobby
New York, NY 10004
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Debt Collection Agency License
Website: http://www.nyc.gov/consumers

Learn which permits, licenses and regulations matter to you

Use the Step by Step tool to get an exhaustive list of requirements that matter to you.