You can give someone permission to apply for a Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) license for you. This is called Granting Authority to Act.

If you would like to withdraw someone’s Authority to Act, you must contact DCWP. You must do this before DCWP issues the license. For non-DCWP licenses, you must notify the relevant City agency instead.

By Email

By Mail

Send a letter to:

Attn: Licensing Center
NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection
42 Broadway
New York, NY 10004

In Person

You can get help at the DCWP Licensing Center and NYC Small Business Support Center. An appointment is required.

You can schedule an appointment at:

  • DCWP Licensing Center
    42 Broadway
    New York, NY 10004
    Mon - Thu: 8 AM - 4 PM; last appointment at 3:30 PM
  • NYC Small Business Support Center
    90-27 Sutphin Boulevard, 4th Floor
    Jamaica, NY 11435
    Mon - Thu: 8 AM - 4 PM; last appointment at 3:30 PM

Schedule by Email

Schedule by Phone

  • Agency: Department of Consumer and Worker Protection
  • Division: Licensing Appointment Line
  • Phone Number: (212) 436-0441
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 4 PM

The following types of businesses are licensed by DCWP:

  • Bingo Game Operators and Commercial Lessors
  • Booting Companies 
  • Car Washes
  • Construction Labor Providers
  • Dealers in Products for the Disabled 
  • Debt Collection Agencies 
  • Electronic and Home Appliance Service Dealers 
  • Electronic Cigarette Retail Dealers
  • Electronics Stores 
  • Employment Agencies 
  • Games of Chance
  • Garages and Parking Lots 
  • General Vendors and Distributors 
  • Home Improvement Contractors
  • Horse Drawn Cab Owners and Drivers 
  • Laundries (industrial, industrial delivery) 
  • Locksmiths and Apprentices 
  • Newsstands (all types)
  • Pawnbrokers 
  • Pedicab Businesses and Drivers
  • Process Serving Agencies and Process Server Individuals
  • Scale Dealers and Repairers 
  • Scrap Metal Processors 
  • Secondhand Dealers of Automobiles 
  • Secondhand Dealers 
  • Sightseeing Buses and Guides
  • Stoop Line Stands 
  • Storage Warehouses 
  • Temporary Street Fair Vendors
  • Third-Party Food Delivery Services
  • Ticket Seller Businesses and Individuals
  • Tobacco Retail Dealers
  • Tow Truck Companies and Tow Truck Drivers

Learn more about DCWP-licensed businesses.

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