You can find out if your business needs a New York State license or permit to operate or expand by using the State License Center's website If a license or permit is required, you can apply online and find the status of an application or renewal through the website. Phone assistance is also available.


Find out if your business requires a New York State license or permit.

Renew a State business license or permit.

By Phone

  • Agency: New York State Department of State
  • Division: Division of Licensing Services
  • Phone Number: (518) 474-4429
  • Business Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM