Select your business type for a summary of key steps for meeting government regulations when starting your business.
Research required insurance such as workers' compensation, liability, and disability insurance. Some are needed for permits and licenses and protect you from loss, fines, and lawsuits.
Professional Certification or "Pro-Cert" could save you weeks in receiving permits. Pro-Cert allows a professional to self-certify projects without initial review from the NYC Department of Buildings.
Research specific requirements. Make sure you and your employees have all permits and licenses applicable to your business. Complete the Requirements Questionnaire to see what is required for your business type.
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Use the Requirements Questionnaire to get a customized list of requirements for starting or operating your business in New York City.
Disclaimer: The City has tried to provide you with correct information on this website. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate and up to date, errors are still possible. The information provided is not legal advice. You may need additional information to meet the legal requirements for starting or running your business.