Renew your DCA License

*Important Updates Due to COVID-19*

On June 24, 2021, New York’s COVID-19 State of Emergency expired and many New York Forward industry reopening guidance documents are no longer mandatory.

New York City’s Emergency Executive Orders (EEOs) that extended license expiration dates and renewal application deadlines because of the COVID-19 pandemic has ended. If your license was set to expire during the period from March 12, 2020 through August 14, 2021, your license will expire on August 14, 2021.

If you do not receive your renewed license by August 14, 2021, you will not be able to operate your business. If you fail to submit your renewal license application by October 12, 2021, you will not be able to renew your current license and must apply for a new license.

Specific License Category Information:

  • If you were licensed as a Commercial Lessor, Employment Agency or Scrap Metal Processor, your license period was not extended, but you may still renew your license on or before October 12, 2021. If you fail to submit your renewal license application by this date, you will not be able to renew your license.
  • If you were licensed as a Process Server Individual, Process Server Agency, or Scale Dealer Repairer and you did not renew your license prior to February 28, 2020, you were not covered by the EEOs extending license terms. Although your license has expired, you can still renew your license on or before August 28, 2021. If you have not received your renewed license, you will not be able to operate after August 28, 2021. If you fail to submit your license renewal application, you will not be able to renew your license.

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When do I need to renew my license?

Approximately three months before your license expires, DCA will mail you a license renewal package. View list of industries Consumer Affairs licenses and their expiration dates (in PDF). You must renew your license before it expires in order to continue operating your business and avoid fines.

How do I submit my renewal application?

OnlineBy Mail or In Person

If you have not linked your account:

  1. Have your Record ID and PIN ready. This information is on your Renewal License Application.
  2. Register an account with the City of New York or Login
  3. After you register/login, enter your Record ID and PIN to link your account to your DCA Records. Note: You need to submit only one Record ID and PIN to link all of your DCA license records.
  4. Select Access My Account from the blue Businesses - DCA box [see screenshot] and follow the instructions to submit your renewal application online.

If you already linked your account:
Login and scroll to the blue Businesses - DCA box to select Access My Account [see screenshot] to submit your renewal application online.

Note: When submitting renewal application online, you must pay with a credit card (i.e., Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover Card) and it is subject to a convenience fee.

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Use the enclosed return envelope to mail in your completed renewal application.

Due to COVID-19 crisis, please monitor nyc.gov/DCWPAlerts for information about limited in-person assistance.

Note: You can pay by check or money order, payable to NYC Department of Consumer Affairs. Credit cards accepted at the DCA Licensing Center and NYC Small Business Support Center include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover Card. Credit card payments are subject to a convenience fee.

Important: General Vendors cannot submit their renewals by mail.

 


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