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 and resources for opening and operating 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 Notice of Violation from the Health Department

If you receive a notice of violation (NOV) from the Health Department, your NOV will be adjudicated at either the Health Tribunal or the Environmental Control Board. Check your ticket to see which of these courts will hear your case and visit their website for assistance in understanding your NOV and guidance on how to respond.