Online Third-Party Food Delivery Services

Online Third-Party Food Delivery Services Industry

Third-party food delivery apps are required to have a Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) license to operate in New York City. This law was the first part of a suite of new legislation regulating online third-party food delivery apps and enforcing brand new labor standards for delivery workers. Delivery workers who deliver restaurant food for any app—not just licensed apps—have new rights that start on January 24, 2022; April 22, 2022; and January 1, 2023.

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Notice of Workers' Rights

Download the NYC Food Delivery Workers’ Rights Notice (in PDF)
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Delivery Workers

Do you do restaurant deliveries for an app? You have new rights.

Delivery Apps

New City laws require many food delivery apps to have a license and establish requirements that apps must follow concerning consumers, delivery workers, and restaurants.

Read the Third-Party Food Delivery Service License Application Checklist and apply online now!

Read new requirements concerning consumers, delivery workers, and restaurants.


Does your restaurant use an app to take customer orders for delivery or pickup? Know your rights and responsibilities.


Starting January 24, 2022, consumers who use food delivery apps have new rights:

  • Apps must tell you that they collect your data and may share it with restaurants unless you opt out.
  • Apps must allow you to opt out of having your data shared with a restaurant.
  • Apps must tell you how much delivery workers get paid from a tip, in what form, and when.

If you do not opt out from apps sharing your data with restaurants, you have rights.

  • Restaurants must let you withdraw consent and delete your data on request.
  • Restaurants cannot sell, rent, or disclose your data without your consent.

Beginning January 24, 2022, you can file a complaint about unlicensed apps; apps that do not provide required disclosures; and restaurants that misuse your data.

Email your complaint to Please be as specific as possible about the problem.

Please continue to monitor this page ( for additional information about these regulations.