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.
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To renew your Newsstand License, you must submit a completed Renewal License Application, renewal fee, and Newsstand Affirmation.
Opportunity to Hold Newsstand License as a Business Entity
Under Local Law 128 of 2021, business entities, such as corporations, partnerships, and Limited Liability Companies (LLC), can apply for a Newsstand license starting March 21, 2022.
Existing licensees can request to transfer a Newsstand license in your name to the name of your business. You must submit 1) Request to Hold Newsstand License as a Business Entity and 2) supporting documents. Only submit these documents if you have formed a business entity and would like to take advantage of this opportunity.
See How to Transfer Your Newsstand License to a Business for more information, including how the law impacts your newsstand business and any active Tobacco Retail Dealer license and/or Electronic Cigarette Retail Dealer license you may have at the same location.
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.
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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.
Use the enclosed return envelope to mail in your completed renewal application.
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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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