Permits & Licenses

The Health Department issues many types of licenses and permits under the NYC Health Code. You can get more information about the licenses and permits that we issue by clicking on the links listed to the left, along with information about how to apply, regulations and requirements. Visit NYC Business for information, resources and training to help you open and operate a business in New York City.

Renew Online

Renewal notices are mailed out 90 days before your permit expires. All NYC Health permits can be renewed online. Registration is required. If you are renewing online for the first time, and you did not apply for your original permit online, you will need the personal identification (PIN) number found on your renewal notice. If you have misplaced your renewal notice, you may request one using the online PIN request form. Online payment is by credit or debit card only.

Business Assistance

The city now offers two locations where the public may go to obtain assistance with applying for or renewing most Health Department permits or licenses. They are:

  • DCA Citywide Licensing Center
    42 Broadway, Lobby
    Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 AM–5 PM

  • NYC Small Business Support Center
    90-27 Sutphin Blvd, 4th floor
    Jamaica, Queens
    Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 AM–5 PM

What to do if you receive a Summons from the Health Department

If you receive a summons from the Health Department, you have the opportunity to contest the violaionts at the OATH Hearings Division. Your hearing date is printed on your summons.

You may pay your summons online, in person or by mail (check the address on the summons).

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