In 2021, City Council enacted Local Law 46, which transferred the responsibility to issue press credentials or “press cards” from the New York City Police Department to MOME and required the creation of the Press Credentials Office. The Press Credentials Office opened on January 20, 2022.
The Press Credentials Office is now accepting applications for three types of Press Credentials:
The Press Credentials Office is located at 1 Centre Street, Room 370 in Manhattan. The office is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding City holidays. We generally do not accept walk-ins. Please contact the Press Credentials Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
To implement Local Law 46, MOME promulgated rules which set forth application procedures for press credentials, criteria for denial of an application for a press credential, and criteria for suspension or revocation of a press credential. MOME provided the public with the opportunity to comment on the rules, including at a public hearing on November 23, 2021.