By law, the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) (formerly Consumer Affairs, DCA) reviewed the Tobacco Retail Dealer licenses in each Community District. DCWP reviewed to determine if the number of current licenses has fallen below the Community District cap.
DCWP determined that the following Community Districts have available licenses:
|Bronx Community District 1||6|
|Bronx Community District 9||1|
|Brooklyn Community District 5||11|
|Brooklyn Community District 16||1|
DCWP will conduct a lottery for the available licenses in these Community Districts only.
The period to apply for the lottery begins November 1, 2022 and ends November 30, 2022. DCWP must receive the completed lottery application by 5 PM on November 30.
Get an Application
Visit the DCWP website.
To apply online, you need a DCWP account.
Log in or register for a DCWP account.
To apply in person, you must first schedule an appointment. Email LicensingAppointments@dcwp.nyc.gov or call (212) 436-0441.
What Happens Next
At the close of the lottery application period, DCWP will assign each accepted lottery application a priority number using a computer-generated random number selection program. If the number of accepted lottery applications exceeds the number of available licenses in a Community District, DCWP will issue offers to apply for the license in the order of the assigned priority numbers.
If you apply for the lottery, DCWP will mail and email, if provided, a letter stating either:
- You are receiving an offer to apply for a Tobacco Retail Dealer license and confirming next steps.
- You were not randomly selected to apply for a Tobacco Retail Dealer license.
If you receive an offer to apply for a Tobacco Retail Dealer license, you must comply with all licensing requirements within 65 days of the date you received DCWP’s offer or the offer will become void.