*Important Updates Due to COVID-19*
To help customers follow the City’s guidance to stay home as much as possible and practice social (physical) distancing to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), DCWP will NOT accept in-person visits
but advises customers to use our online services available OR email the relevant Division for assistance. Learn more
DCA is extending certain license expiration dates and renewal application deadlines. Read Does Your Consumer Affairs License Expire February through June 2020?: Important Update flyer
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Price Gouging is ILLEGAL for ANY Item or Service Needed to Limit the Spread of COVID-19.
Your business cannot excessively increase the price you charge customers for any personal or household good or any service that is needed to prevent or limit the spread of or treat the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Learn more
We license more than 75,000 businesses in more than 50 industries. You can access many of our licensing services online including:
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Prefer to visit us in person? See our locations.
Get Important Information for:
Reducing Fines for Small Businesses
Additional Quick Links for Businesses:
Pay fines and fees
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Learn about 10 Things Every Business Should Know Available in English, Español (Spanish), 中文 (Chinese), Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian Creole), 한국어 (Korean), and Русский (Russian)
Read additional tips for businesses
Do you have employees?
Learn about your employer responsibilities on workplace laws.
View our Event Calendar for upcoming Open Houses when small businesses can come to DCA for trainings
Need to have your scales inspected?
Submit a request for a scale inspection online or call 311.
Let us set you up for financial success!
NYC Financial Empowerment Centers offer free financial counseling to help you manage your money well at home and keep your personal and business finances separate.
New York City businesses must comply with all relevant federal, State, and City laws and rules. Visit our Laws webpage.
Find more information about opening or operating a business in New York City at nyc.gov/business.