Non-Tobacco Hookah Establishment Permit

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Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of City
Under the Smoke-Free Air Act of 2002, serving or smoking shisha containing tobacco is prohibited in NYC restaurants and bars. A recent amendment to this law now bans establishments from serving or smoking non-tobacco shisha unless they have obtained a permit to operate as a non-tobacco hookah establishment.

Any entity that in good faith believes itself to be a non-tobacco hookah establishment shall have 180 days from the effective date of the local law to apply to the department for a permit as a non-tobacco hookah establishment.  The application period is open for a limited time and will run from April 16, 2018 through October 22, 2018.

 

AFTER THE APPLICATION PERIOD ENDS, NO NEW PERMITS WILL BE ISSUED.

 

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NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DoHMH)
Office of Permits and Licensing
125 Worth Street
CN17A
New York, NY 10013

NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)
Licensing Center
42 Broadway, Lobby
New York, NY 10004

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Bureau of Food Safety and Community Sanitation
Smoke Free Air Act Enforcement
125 Worth Street, Room 1020
New York, NY 10013
Phone: (646) 632-6001

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