Changes to: Sign Hangers License


BUSINESS CHANGE

When making a change to your business, you must submit the following in-person:

  • Completed LIC2 application
  • Department-issued of License Card
  • If a business is being removed, a request to remove the company and a search for fines and violations issued to the company must be made to the Licensing & Exams Unit.  The request can be submitted in-person or by email at batchrequest@buildings.nyc.gov
    NOTE: This must be completed and approved before a company can be removed.
  • If the company is dissolving, a notarized affidavit from either an accountant or attorney must be submitted stating this.  The letter must clearly state if the company will remain open, or if it is closing.  If the company will remain in business, the President of the company must state that you will no longer perform sign hanging work for this company, and/or if the company will continue to perform sign hanging work.
  • Current Telephone Bill with the business name and telephone number.
    NOTE: Cellular phone, VOIP and other routed phone services must be accompanied by a utility bill or rental agreement. An Example of VOIP would be: Time Warner/Cablevision.
  • See the Business Information section for more information about what documents to submit for if your business affiliation is a Corporation, Limited Liability Corporation, Partnership or individual.
  • If you have Sign Hanging foremen, you must submit a completed LIC70 application.
  • If you do not have Sign Hanging foremen, you must submit a signed, sealed & notarized letter stating this on the company letterhead.
  • $50.00 Fee.

 

BUSINESS ADDRESS CHANGE

When making a business address change, you must first submit a LIC33 application (address must be approved before moving to new location) to the Department. Once the Department approves the address, you must submit the following in-person to the Department:

  • Current telephone bill with business name and telephone number
    NOTE: Cellular phone, VOIP and other routed phone services must be accompanied by a utility bill or rental agreement.
  • Current license card
  • $50.00 Fee

 

BUSINESS TELEPHONE NUMBER CHANGE

When making a business telephone number change, you must submit the following documents in-person to the Department:

  • Completed LIC2 application
  • A notarized letter requesting the change
  • Current telephone bill with business name and telephone number
    NOTE: Cellular phone, VOIP and other routed phone services must be accompanied by a utility bill or rental agreement.

 

ADDING AN ADDITIONAL BUSINESS TO YOUR LICENSE

When adding an additional business to your license, you must submit the following documents in-person to the Licensing & Exams Unit:
NOTE: Both businesses must be at the same address.

  • Two (2) completed LIC2 applications (One (1) application for each company indicating the other company in the Secondary Business Section).
    NOTE: If you are not sure about how to complete this part, call the Licensing & Exams Unit hotline for more information.
  • One (1) 2x2 Passport Photograph
  • See the Business Information section for more information about what documents to submit for if your business affiliation is a Corporation, Limited Liability Corporation, Partnership or individual.
  • If you have Sign Hanging foremen, you must submit a completed LIC70 application.
  • If you do not have Sign Hanging foremen, you must submit a signed, Corporate sealed (for Corporations/LLC) & notarized letter stating that you have no Sign Hanging Foremen under your license.
  • Original telephone bill with business name and telephone number
    NOTE
    : Cellular phone, VOIP and other routed phone services must be accompanied by a utility bill or rental agreement.
  • Department of Buildings Issued license Card
  • $50.00 Fee

 

ADDING SIGN HANGING FOREMEN TO YOUR LICENSE

When adding a Sign Hanging foreman to your license, you must submit the following documents in-person to the Department:

  • Completed LIC70 application
  • $5.00 Fee (per Foreman)

 

DROPPING A FOREMEN FROM YOUR LICENSE

When dropping a Sign Hanging foreman from your license, you must submit the following documents in-person to the Department:

  • Completed LIC70 application indicating the removed Foremen
  • Department-issued designated Foreman card (the licensee should retrieve this card from the Foreman)

 

BUSINESS INFORMATION SECTION

To add a business to your license you must submit the proper documentation that corresponds to the type of business you are affiliated with. Listed below are the required documents.

Applicants whose business affiliation is a CORPORATION must provide the following:

  • Copy of the Certificate of Incorporation, certified by the State.

  • Copy of Filing Receipt or Certificate of Good Standing certified by the State.

  • Copy of the minutes stating the elected officers, including time, date, and location of meeting (applicant must be an officer).

  • Copy of Bylaws or Articles of Agreement. If there are none, a notarized affidavit on corporation stationery stating there are none, must be submitted.

  • Affidavit on business letterhead listing all officers of corporation stating their names, titles, address, and license number, if any.  The affidavit must contain a paragraph stating that the President of the Corporation will notify the Department within ten (10) days of any changes in the Officers whether they are licensed or unlicensed

  • Corporation must have a business address in the City of New York. You must submit a copy of a utility bill or bank statement with company name at business location.

Applicants whose business is a LIMITED LIABILITY CORPORATION (LLC) must provide:

  • Copy of filing receipt or Certificate of Good Standing certified by the State.

  • Copy of Articles of Organization certified by the State.

  • Copy of Operating Agreement (if none, an affidavit on corporation stationary stating such).

  • Copy of the minutes stating the elected officers, including time, date, and location of meeting (applicant must be an officer).

  • Affidavit on business letterhead listing all officers of corporation, stating their names, titles, address, and license number, if any. The affidavit must contain a paragraph stating the President of the corporation will notify the Department within ten (10) days of any changes in the Officers whether they are licensed or unlicensed.

Applicants whose Business is a PARTNERSHIP must supply:

  • Copy of Partnership Agreement listing all present officers.

  • Letter on business stationery stating names and address of all partners and license number, if any.  The letter must contain a paragraph stating that the Licensed Partner will notify the Department any changes of partners whether they are licensed or unlicensed

  • Business address of partnership must be in the City of New York. You must submit a copy of a utility bill or bank statement with company name at business location.

Original Applicants applying as an INDIVIDUAL with a business name (Sole-Proprietor) must supply:

  • Copy of business certificate certified by the County Clerk.

  • Business address must be in the City of New York.  You must submit a copy of a utility bill or bank statement with company name with business location.

 

SUBMITTING DOCUMENTS

All documentation must be submitted in-person by the Licensee to:

NYC Department of Buildings
Licensing & Exam Unit
280 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10007

Office Hours: 9:00 am to 12:45 pm, Monday through Friday


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