Websites that resell tickets need licenses. However, auction websites do not need licenses. Non-profit organizations do not need a license. A license is not needed for selling tickets originally bought for personal use.
State law prohibits anyone, licensed or not, from reselling tickets in certain areas. No one can sell tickets within 1,500 feet of a large venue (5,000 or more people), or 500 feet of a smaller venue.
Distributors of original tickets must register with the New York State Attorney General.