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. In the Spring, we will release Step by Step, a tool that helps you build a customized list of requirements.
Start the Requirements Questionnaire
In Spring 2017, we will release Step by Step, an updated version of the NYC Business Wizard. This redesigned tool will provide a customized list of licenses, permits and certifications for your business.
Visit and bookmark the future home of Step by Step to learn more.
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.