Special Permit for Physical Culture Establishment

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A physical culture establishment, such as a health club, exercise business, or other business where people go for exercise or other physical activity. These businesses need a Special Permit from the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals to locate and operate in New York City. Dance and yoga studios may be exempt from these regulations.

A permit takes 4-6 months to be processed. Permits are valid for up to ten years, after which they must be renewed. See more regarding exemptions using the link "Exemptions for Select Yoga Studios."

Contact the Board of Standards and Appeals for more information.

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