NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP)—formerly the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)—licenses more than 59,000 businesses in more than 50 different industries. Use our Check a DCA License service to see if an individual or business holds a DCWP license.
Note: You will be redirected to a new web page. Please scroll to the Consumers section to check if a business has a license. You do NOT need to register for an account with the City of New York to check a license.
DCWP created an online map that allows you to find existing sidewalk café locations near you and see the details about the café. Go to the map.