About three months before your license expires, the Department of Consumer Affairs will mail you a renewal package.
You can complete and submit the application DCA sent you in person, or you can renew online. Once your license expires, you are considered unlicensed and you may get penalties if you continue to operate. If you don’t renew your license within 59 days of expiration, you will have to reapply for a new license.
To renew online you need to have a DCA online account and a Personal Identification Number (PIN). The PIN is required to link information about your DCA records to your online account.
Log in or register for a DCA account.
If you don’t have a PIN already, you can request it by phone.
You can drop off your completed application and any required documents at the Department of Consumer Affairs Licensing Center or the NYC Small Business Support Center.
- DCA Licensing Center
New York, NY 10004
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- NYC Small Business Support Center
90-27 Sutphin Boulevard, 4th Floor
Jamaica, NY 11435
Mon: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The centers are closed on major holidays. If you need to take an exam, you should arrive before 3 PM.
- Get answers to questions about renewing
- Report if you haven’t gotten a renewal package within 30 days of the license expiration date