Business Courses

Learn about workshops, assistance, and training to support businesses, including women-owned, minority, and small businesses.

Business Financial Assistance

Learn about financial assistance for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and minority and women-owned businesses.

Business Incentives

Learn about incentives for small businesses.

Child Care Provider Payment

Get help with child care payments for child care providers under contract with ACS or HRA.

City Contract Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance

Get help with EEO compliance (E.O. 50) forms. Report discrimination or illegal denial of benefits or fair wages by a City contractor.

City Contracts

Learn about doing business with New York City, including contracts, programs, payments, and new business opportunities.

Construction Site Safety Grant Program

Learn about a grant program for small businesses that helps offset the cost of required safety training for their employees.

Construction Vendor Prequalification Application

Apply to prequalify to become a Department of Design and Construction vendor.

Cultural Project Funding

Learn how the City spends money on cultural projects.

Doing Business Search

Search the Doing Business Portal for information about lobbyists and vendors who do business with New York City.

Federal Contracts

Learn about federal contracts and business opportunities.

Lease or Buy City Property

Learn about renting or purchasing City-owned property for private use.

Locally Based Enterprises (LBE) Program

Learn about a certification program for small construction and construction-related firms that want to do business with the City of New York.

Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) and Locally-Based Enterprise (LBE) Directory

Get a directory listing minority-owned, woman-owned, and locally based businesses that are certified by the City of New York.

Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Program

Learn about a certification program for minority and woman-owned businesses that want to do business with New York City.

Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Recruitment

Learn how Corporate Alliance Program partners can request lists of qualified City-certified M/WBEs for specific contract opportunities.

Non-Profit Assistance

Get help with credit, funding, office space, tax credits, training and other assistance for non-profit organizations.

Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Learn about free classes for small business owners who want to do business with the City.

Project Labor Agreement

Learn about government building and construction contracts that require contractors to follow certain hiring rules.

Public Improvement or Mechanic's Lien

Learn how to file a notice of lien against a contractor if you haven't been paid for labor or materials for a City government construction project.

Sell Goods to the City

Register to get notices of purchases the City is considering.

Snow Removal City Contracts

Request to bid on City contracts to provide snow removal services.

Add Chemicals to Water Supply Permit

Apply for or renew a permit to add chemicals to a building's drinking water supply.

Alcohol License

Apply for a wholesale or retail liquor license.

Amusement Arcade License

Apply for or renew a license for a business with 10 or more video games.

Amusement Ride License or Permit

Apply for or renew a license or permit to build, alter, or run rides such as roller coasters or Ferris wheels.

Animal Shelter Permit

Apply for or renew a permit to run an animal shelter.

Asbestos Handler Certification

Learn how to become certified to handle or investigate asbestos.

Auction House License

Apply for or renew a license for a business that owns or rents a space where goods are sold by public auction.

Auctioneer License

Apply for or renew a license to sell goods by public auction.

Barber Shop Permit

Apply for or renew a permit to run a barber shop.

Bathing Beach Permit

Apply for or renew a permit to operate a bathing beach.

Beekeeping

Learn about keeping honeybees in New York City.

Bingo License

Apply for a license to host bingo games.

Boiler Operator Engineer License

Apply for a stationary or portable boiler engineer's license.

Booting Company License

Apply for or renew a license to put wheel locks on illegally parked cars.

Cabaret License

The City no longer requires a cabaret license for bars, clubs, taverns, and discos.

Camp License and Operation

Get licensing and inspection information for a summer camp, day camp, or overnight camp for kids.

Car Repair Shop License

Apply for a car repair shop license.

Car Wash License

Apply for or renew a license to run a commercial car wash.

Catering Establishment License

The City no longer requires a license for places used to serve food or drinks for private events.

Certified Asbestos Investigator

Find a certified asbestos investigator.

Child Care Permit and Operation

Learn about day care center licensing, operation, and conditions.

Cigarette Wholesaler License

Apply for a license to stamp cigarette packages for sale.

Coffee Roaster Permit

Apply for a permit for the legal installation and operation of coffee roasters.

Community Private Sewage Disposal System Permit

Apply for or renew a permit to construct or operate a private community sewage disposal system.

Composting Site Permit

Apply for a permit for a landscaper or tree service company to dispose of yard waste and buy compost.

Concrete Testing Laboratory License

Apply for a Concrete Testing Laboratory license.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Businesses

Learn about reopening and accessing financial assistance and other resources to run your business during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Worker Symptoms Screening

Learn about business requirements for screening employees, and get a COVID-19 sample screening tool.

Cremation

Learn about cremation or apply for a permit to operate a crematorium.

Crematory Permit

Apply for a permit to operate a facility that cremates deceased bodies.

Dealer in Products for the Disabled License

Apply for or renew a license to sell, rent, repair, or adjust any instrument or device designed for the disabled.

Debt Collection Agency License

Apply for or renew a license to collect personal or household debts.

Department of Consumer Affairs License Replacement

Replace a Department of Consumer Affairs license that is lost, stolen, or damaged.

Department of Consumer Affairs Online Licensing

Get help using the Department of Consumer Affairs' (DCA) online services.

Dry Cleaning Permit

Apply for a permit to install and operate dry cleaning equipment.

Drying Oven Permit

Apply for a permit to install and operate a drying oven used to dry painted, lacquered, varnished, or other surface coated items.

Dust Collector Permit

Apply for a permit to install and operate equipment that will make dust.

Electrical Inspection

Schedule an inspection of work done by a licensed electrician.

Electrician License

Apply for an electrician's license.

Electronic and Home Appliance Service Dealer License

Apply for or renew a license to repair electronic equipment or appliances.

Electronic Cigarette Retail Dealer License

Apply for or renew a license to sell electronic cigarettes.

Electronics Store License

Apply for or renew a license to sell audio, video, photo, or computer equipment.

Elevator or Escalator Inspection License

Apply for a license to be a private elevator inspection agency inspector or director.

Employment Agency License

Apply for or renew a license to provide job assistance for a fee.

Exhaust System Permit

Apply for a permit to install equipment to remove air contaminants.

Fingerprinting

Get non-criminal fingerprints, which are required for certain permits and licenses.

Fire Suppression Contractor License

Apply for a fire suppression contractor's license.

Flea Market License

Apply for or renew a license to sell goods at a flea market.

Food Cart Vendor License or Permit

Apply for or renew a license or permit to sell food from a pushcart or truck, either seasonally or year-round. Schedule a pre-permit inspection.

Frozen Dessert Manufacturer Permit

Apply for or renew a permit to use a frozen dessert machine.

Fruit and Vegetable License

Get a license to sell fresh or frozen fruit or vegetables.

Fuel Burning Equipment Permit

Get a required permit to install or rebuild fuel-burning equipment.

Fuel Truck Inspection

Get an inspection of fuel truck meters and air eliminator devices.

Funeral Director License

Apply for a license for a funeral director.

Games of Chance License

Learn about the games of chance license.

Gaming Cafe License

Apply for or renew a license for a business with three or more computers for playing games.

Garage or Parking Lot License

Apply for or renew a license to store five or more vehicles for a fee.

Gas Station Discharge Line Inspection

Schedule an inspection of a gas station discharge line.

General Vendor Distributor License

Apply for or renew a license to drive goods to a public space so they can be sold to a general vendor.

General Vendor License

Apply for or renew a license to sell or lease goods or services in a public space that is not a store.

Green Cart Permit

Learn about permits for mobile food carts that sell fresh produce in neighborhoods where healthy food is scarce.

Groundwater Discharge Permit

Apply for a permit required to discharge groundwater into the City's sewer system.

Gym Reopening Inspection

Request a reopening inspection for a gym or fitness center.

Hazardous Material Inspection

Schedule an inspection of a hazardous materials storage container.

Health Department Online Licensing

Get technical assistance or PINs for Health Department online licenses and permits.

Hoisting Machine Operator License

Apply for the license to operate a hoisting machine.

Home Improvement Contractor License

Apply for or renew a license to do construction or repair work at residences.

Home Improvement Salesperson License

The City no longer requires a home improvement salesperson license.

Horse Drawn Cab Driver License

Apply for or renew a license to drive a horse drawn cab that is for hire to passengers.

Horse Drawn Cab License

Apply for or renew a license to own a horse drawn cab that is for hire to passengers.

Horse Racing License

Apply for required horse race licenses.

Horse Stable Permit

Apply for or renew a permit to run a horse stable.

Industrial Laundry Delivery License

Apply for or renew a license to transport laundry between commercial clients and industrial laundries.

Industrial Laundry License

Apply for or renew a license to give laundry services to commercial clients or if your laundry facility is maintained in a commercial establishment.

Industrial Waste Discharge Permit

Apply for a permit required to legally discharge industrial waste into public sewers.

Industrial Work or Air Pollution Control Equipment Permit or Certificate

Apply for a required permit for the legal installation or registration of air pollution control equipment.

Intercity Bus Permit

Apply for a permit to operate an intercity bus.

Locksmith Apprentice License

Apply for or renew a license to train to be a locksmith.

Locksmith License

Apply for or renew a license to repair or install locks.

Mechanical Sprinkler or Standpipe Inspection

Schedule an inspection of a mechanical sprinkler or standpipe.

Motion Picture Projectionist License

The City no longer requires a license to operate a motion picture projection machine.

Motor Vehicle Inspection License

Apply for a license to inspect motor vehicles and related equipment.

New York State Professional or Business License or Permit

Apply for or renew a New York State business license or permit.

Newsstand License

Apply for or renew a license to sell newspapers and magazines from a stand on a public sidewalk.

Non-Retail Food Processing Establishment Permit

Apply for or renew a permit to process, prepare, store, or pack food not given or sold directly to customers.

Non-Tobacco Hookah Permit

Get a permit to serve non-tobacco hookah products.

Open Flame Inspection

Schedule an inspection for an open flame permit.

Open Restaurants

Learn how restaurants can add temporary outdoor seating on sidewalks and roadways.

Pathogens Permit

Apply for or renew a permit to have or grow living organisms that cause disease.

Pawnbroker License

Apply for or renew a license to run a pawn shop.

Pedicab Business License

Apply for or renew a license for a business to operate pedicabs for hire to passengers.

Pedicab Driver License

Apply for or renew a license to drive a pedicab for hire to passengers.

Pedicab Timer Inspection

Schedule an inspection of a timer used by pedicab drivers to determine fares.

Pet Grooming Permit

Apply for or renew a permit to groom pets.

Pet Kennel Permit

Apply for or renew a permit to provide pet boarding.

Pet Store Permit

Apply for or renew a permit to sell pets.

Pet Training Business Permit

Apply for or renew a permit to train pets.

Petting Zoo Permit

Apply for a permit to operate a petting zoo.

Physical Culture Establishment Permit

Apply for a permit to operate a health club, gym, or exercise studio.

Place of Assembly Inspection

Schedule an inspection for a public assembly or temporary public assembly permit.

Plumber License

Apply for a license to perform plumbing work.

Pool or Billiard Room License

Apply for or renew a license for a business with three or more pool, billiard, or pocket billiard tables.

Pool, Sauna, Hot Tub, Steam Room, or Spray Ground Permit

Apply for or renew a permit to construct and operate a pool, sauna, hot tub, steam room, or spray ground.

Portable Amusement Ride Relocation Inspection

Schedule an inspection for a truck-mounted amusement ride when it relocates to another event, street fair, or block party.

Power of Attorney

Authorize someone else to represent you in tax matters with the Department of Finance.

Prescription Formula Preparation Permit

Apply for or renew a permit to prepare prescription formula.

Private Sewer or Water Main Permit

Apply for a permit to install a private water main, sewer, or drain.

Process Server Individual License

Apply for or renew a license to serve five or more processes in any one-year period.

Process Serving Agency License

Apply for or renew a license to assign, distribute, or deliver process to another for actual service.

Professional License

Find out if you need a license or certification to perform your job and learn how to apply.

Radiation Equipment Permit

Apply for or renew a permit to install radiation equipment.

Radioactive Materials License

Apply for a license to use radioactive materials.

Range Hood or Micro Switch Inspection

Schedule an inspection of a range hood or micro switch.

Refrigeration Equipment Permit

Apply for a permit to install refrigerator equipment.

Restaurant Inspection

Learn about restaurant inspection procedures.

Restaurant Permit

Apply for or renew a permit to run a restaurant or eatery. Schedule a pre-permit inspection.

Retail Laundry License

Apply for or renew a license to give laundry services to the general public or to store or collect laundry for the general public.

Retail Store License

The City does not require a license to operate a retail store.

Rigger License

Apply for a license to hoist materials and equipment.

Roof Tank Commercial Treatment Permit

Apply for or renew a permit to treat or clean a building water tank.

Scaffold Site Safety Inspection

Schedule an inspection of a scaffold site.

Scale Dealer or Repairer License

Apply for or renew a license to sell or repair weighing or measuring devices.

Scale Inspection

Schedule an inspection of a scale used by retail stores or airports.

Scrap Metal Processor License

Apply for or renew a license to purchase, process, or ship scrap metal.

Secondhand Dealer Auto License

Apply for or renew a license to buy and sell used cars.

Secondhand Dealer General License

Apply for or renew a license to buy or sell used items.

Self Certification of Plumbing Inspection

Learn about plumber self-certification, inspections, and tests.

Sewer Connection Permit

Learn about required permit to install, repair, plug, or unplug a sewer connection.

Sidewalk Cafe Heater Inspection

Schedule an inspection for a sidewalk cafe heater permit.

Sightseeing Bus License

Apply for or renew a license to drive a sightseeing vehicle that carries eight or more paying passengers.

Sightseeing Guide License

Apply for or renew a license to guide or direct people to places of interest for a fee.

Sign Hanger License

Apply for a sign hanger license.

Small Animal Slaughterhouse License

Apply for a license to operation a small animal slaughterhouse.

Smelting Permit

Apply for a permit required for the installation of metal smelting machinery.

Smoke Oven Permit

Apply for required permits for equipment used to make smoked food.

Special Sale License

Apply for or renew a license to hold a sale in connection with a stated purpose, such as a going-out-of-business sale.

Spray Booth Permit

Apply for a required permit for the installation of booths used with spraying of paints, lacquers, varnishes, and other surface coatings.

Stoop Line Stand License

Apply for or renew a license to sell items from a stand outside a store.

Storage Warehouse License

Apply for or renew a license to store goods for a fee.

Street Hail Livery Permit Appointment

Schedule an appointment for a TLC Street Hail Livery Permit.

Tanning Establishment Permit

Learn about operating indoor tanning facilities, permits, license renewals, and ordering materials.

Tattoo License

Apply for or renew a license for a tattoo artist.

Taxi Driver License

Apply for a license to drive a taxi, black car, limousine, ambulette, or commuter van.

Temporary Food Service Establishment Permit

Apply for or renew a permit to serve food or drinks at a special event or street fair.

Temporary Street Fair Vendor Permit

Apply for or renew a permit to sell goods or services from a booth or stand at a street fair.

Therapeutic Radiation Equipment Permit

Apply for or renew a permit to operate a therapeutic medical linear accelerator (LINAC) or radiation therapy unit.

Ticket Seller Business License

Apply for or renew a license for a business to sell, give, or transfer tickets to a person or company to vend in a public space.

Ticket Seller Individual License

Apply for or renew a license to sell tickets in a public space.

Tobacco Retail Dealer License

Apply for or renew a license to sell tobacco products, including cigarettes.

Tow Truck Company License

Apply for or renew a license to tow vehicles for profit.

Tow Truck Driver License

Apply for or renew a license to drive a tow truck.

Tow Truck Exemption License

Apply for or renew an exemption from a tow truck company license for tow trucks used exclusively by a business to tow business-owned vehicles.

Trade Waste License and Registration

Apply for a trade waste license and registration.

Truck or Commercial Vehicle Permit

Apply for a Truck or Commercial Vehicle Permit.

Water Backflow Permit

Apply for a permit to install and use water backflow preventers.

Water Conservation Variance Permit

Learn about a permit to use water in a way that NYC law does not normally allow.

Water Fixtures Permit

Learn about required permit to install or remove water fixtures.

Water Meter Permit

Learn about required permit for removal, re-setting, or repair of water meters.

Water Tap Permit or Sewer Pipe Map

Apply for a permit to connect or close water taps or wet connections. Get a map of sewer pipes.

Water Well Permit

Apply for or renew a permit to install or use water wells for residential or commercial purpose.

Waterfront Permit

Apply for a permit for construction on waterfront properties under the jurisdiction of Small Business Services.

Welder License

Apply for a license to perform structural welding.

Wholesale Foods Distributor License

Apply for a license to sell wholesale foods.

Wild Animal Exhibition Permit

Apply for a permit to exhibit exotic or wild animals for movies, commercial purposes, science, education, or display.

Working Horse License

Apply for or renew a license for a working horse.

Accelerator for Media Pros NYC (AMP NYC)

Learn about a program that helps businesses in media and entertainment to develop.

Adopt a Litter Basket

Volunteer to monitor and maintain a litter basket. Request new liners for your adopted basket.

Air Conditioning Law Sign

Learn about the required sign for air conditioning complaints that chain stores must post.

Alcohol and Pregnancy Warning Poster

Get a poster that warns against drinking alcohol during pregnancy.

Alcohol License Tax

Learn about the Retail Beer, Wine and Liquor License Tax.

Animal Abuse

Report abuse or neglect of an animal.

Animal Care and Handling Course

Learn about the certificate to manage a pet shop or business that sells, grooms, or houses cats, dogs, or other small animals.

Art Supplies

Apply for art, office, and household supplies for artists and cultural organizations.

Artist Certification

Learn about the certification needed for an artist to qualify for a joint living-working space.

Banking Corporation Tax

Learn about the Banking Corporation Tax (BCT).

Barbecuing

Learn about the rules for commercial and residential barbecuing, find a place to barbecue in a park, or report barbecuing where it is not allowed.

BE NYC (Black Entrepreneurs NYC)

Learn about a Small Business Services initiative to co-design tailored programs to help Black entrepreneurs start and grow thriving businesses in NYC.

Become a Food Provider

Learn about becoming a Human Resources Administration (HRA) food pantry or soup kitchen.

Beekeeping

Learn about keeping honeybees in New York City.

Bike Map

Get the New York City Bike Map or have a bicycle shop location added to the map.

Biotechnology Tax Credit

Learn about the Biotechnology Tax Credit and how to apply.

Breastfeeding Welcome Sign and Toolkit

Get a Breastfeeding Is Welcome Here sign and toolkit for businesses.

Business Courses

Learn about workshops, assistance, and training to support businesses, including women-owned, minority, and small businesses.

Business Financial Assistance

Learn about financial assistance for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and minority and women-owned businesses.

Business Fine Payment

Pay a Department of Consumer Affairs fine.

Business Improvement District (BID) Guide

Learn about resources for Business Improvement Districts (BID), including how to make one.

Business Incentives

Learn about incentives for small businesses.

Business Legal Assistance

Get free legal assistance for small businesses.

Business Name or Address Change

Update the address or name of your business with the Department of Consumer Affairs.

Business Pitch

Learn about a program that helps small business owners and entrepreneurs make a strong case for a lender, investor, or client to believe in their business.

Business Registration

Learn how to file a Business Certificate, also called a Certificate of Assumed Name.

Business Tax Assistance

Get help with business tax filing, payment, and account issues. Get a copy of a filed business tax return.

Calorie Posting

Learn about calorie posting requirements information for restaurants and mobile vendors. Report failed to display calorie information.

Capital Access Small Business Loan

Learn about loan guarantees for small businesses with fewer than 100 employees.

Charity Registration

Apply to register a charity.

Child Care Business Pathways for NYCHA Residents

Learn about Childcare Business Pathways, a 15-week program that works directly with NYCHA residents to help them launch in-home childcare businesses.

Child Care Performance Card

Learn about group child care center performance summary cards.

Child Care Permit and Operation

Learn about day care center licensing, operation, and conditions.

Choking Poster

Get a poster for a restaurant or other food establishment with instructions to help a person who is choking.

Cigarette Tax

Learn about the tax on cigarettes for businesses and consumers.

City Archive Photograph

Buy or get permission to use high-quality photos of classic images of New York City.

City Contracts

Learn about doing business with New York City, including contracts, programs, payments, and new business opportunities.

Clean Community Flyer

Get tips for residents and businesses about keeping the community clean.

Commercial Construction Tax Benefit Programs

Learn about tax benefits for owners and developers who build or make improvements to commercial or industrial properties.

Commercial Cyclists

Learn about commercial cycling requirements and safety regulations. Report a business that is not complying with commercial cycling rules.

Commercial Lease Assistance

Get support and legal help for small businesses with commercial lease related issues.

Commercial Motor Vehicle Tax

Learn about the New York City Commercial Motor Vehicle Tax (CMVT).

Commercial Range Hood Rules

Learn about the requirements for range hood systems in restaurant and cafeteria kitchens.

Commercial Rent Tax

Learn about the Commercial Rent Tax (CRT) paid by businesses in Manhattan south of 96th Street.

Commercial Waste Disposal

Learn about trash and recycling rules for businesses, including businesses in residential buildings.

Commuter Benefits Law

Learn about the law requiring employers to provide commuter benefits to their employees.

Conference Planning

Learn about planning conferences in New York City, for businesses and trade organizations.

Construction Site Safety Grant Program

Learn about a grant program for small businesses that helps offset the cost of required safety training for their employees.

Cooking Oil and Grease Disposal

Learn how to get rid of used cooking oil and grease.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Businesses

Learn about reopening and accessing financial assistance and other resources to run your business during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and City Life

Get information about closures, service changes, and social distancing guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Support

Get food and other programs and services for families, consumers, workers, and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Corporate Emergency Access System (CEAS) Program

Get ID Cards for critical business employees to enter restricted areas after an emergency.

Corporation Dissolution

Learn how to dissolve a corporation that has conducted business in New York City.

Correctional Facility Pass for Attorneys

Get a pass for lawyers and investigators to visit clients at correctional facilities.

Cross Connection and Water Backflow Prevention

Learn about the cross connection or water backflow program and business requirements.

Cultural Program Grant

Apply for a grant for a non-profit cultural program.

Dental Amalgam Separator Registration

Register to install a dental amalgam separator.

Department of Consumer Affairs License and Complaint Sign

Request a sign that licensed businesses must post for customers.

Department of Consumer Affairs Violation Business Assistance

Get help for a business with a Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) violation.

Disaster Preparedness for Businesses

Get help with preparing a business for a disaster.

Disaster Recovery for Businesses

Get help for a business suffering physically or financially after a disaster.

Dogs in Restaurants

Learn about the rules for bringing a non-service dog into a restaurant.

Eating Healthy

Get bulletins, guides, and other information to learn about eating healthy.

Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card Reader Assistance for Retailers

Get technical assistance for a store's EBT card reader.

Emergency Preparedness

Learn about emergency preparedness, including tips, educational events, and how to create an emergency plan for businesses, schools, students, and pets.

Emerging Business Enterprise Program

Learn about a program that certifies socially and economically disadvantaged business owners whose current net worth is less than one million dollars.

Employment Agency Law Poster

Get a poster with legal requirements for employment agencies.

Environmental Business Assistance

Businesses can get help with meeting environmental regulations, including incentives for environmental compliance and green business development.

Exporting Goods

Learn about exporting goods.

Fair Workweek Law

Learn about the law requiring retail and fast food employers to offer predictable work schedules and the chance to work open shifts before hiring.

Fast Food Deductions Law

Learn about the law requiring employers to allow employees to deduct voluntary payments from their paychecks to send to nonprofits.

FDNY Certificate of Fitness

Get a certificate of fitness, which is required for certain hazardous occupations.

Federal Employer ID Number (EIN)

Apply for a federal employer identification number.

Federal Tax for Businesses

Get federal tax information for businesses.

Film, Video, or Photography Permit

Apply for a new film, video, or photography permit, or check the status of an existing permit.

Fingerprinting

Get non-criminal fingerprints, which are required for certain permits and licenses.

Fire Hydrant Commercial Use Permit

Learn about permit required to open or use a hydrant.

Fire Premiums Tax

Learn about taxes for foreign insurance companies who provide fire coverage for New York City properties.

Fire Safety

Learn about fire safety from the Fire Department. Request a fire safety education speaker.

Flu Poster

Get a poster with information that can help prevent the flu.

Food Allergy Poster

Request a poster for a restaurant about protecting customers with food allergies.

Food Business Pathways for NYCHA Residents

Learn about the NYCHA Food Business Pathways Program (FBP) to start a food business in New York City.

Food Cart Rules

Learn about licensing, permits, and operating guidelines for food carts.

Food Protection Certificate Replacement

Replace a food certificate or card or request status of a replacement request.

Food Protection Course

Learn about food protection courses for owners and operators of restaurants and other food establishments.

Freelance Worker and Hiring Party Assistance

Get help for freelance workers and those who employ them.

General Corporation Tax

File and pay the tax for corporations that do business, employ capital, own or lease property, or have offices in NYC.

Good Choice Healthy Food Program for Distributors

Get help for food distributors to promote healthier products.

Green Cart Rules

Learn about the rules for running a mobile fruit and vegetable cart.

Grocery Store Sale Requirements

Learn about legal requirements and rights for grocery store owners and employees after the store is sold.

Grow a Small Business

Learn about FastTrac GrowthVenture, a program that helps business owners develop the skills needed to manage and grow their business.

HASA Broker Assistance

Learn about the payment policy for brokers.

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Plan

Learn whether your food establishment needs a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Plan and how to create one.

Health Academy Registration Assistance

Get help with the Health Academy Registration System.

Hiring Services

Learn about resources that help businesses hire qualified workers.

Hookah Warning Signs

Order warning signs for permitted non-tobacco hookah establishments.

Horse Drawn Carriage Handling Course

Learn about courses for horse drawn carriage drivers.

Horse Race Admissions Tax

Learn about the tax on the admission price of horse racing tickets.

Hotel Room Occupancy Tax

Get help with the hotel room occupancy tax.

Hurricane Sandy Business Assistance

Learn about the Business PREP Risk Assessment and Grant program, which helps businesses that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Identity Theft

Report identify theft or get tips for consumers and businesses about preventing it.

Immigrant Business Services

Learn about free services for immigrant business owners in multiple languages.

Industrial and Manufacturing Business Assistance

Get help starting, running, or growing an industrial or manufacturing business.

Job Training Grants for Businesses

Learn about grants to help businesses with employee training, such as the Made in NY program.

Landscaper Waste Requirements

Learn about yard waste disposal rules for landscapers.

Lead Safety for Landlords and Construction Professionals

Learn about safe lead paint work practices for landlords and construction professionals.

Licensed Home Improvement Contractor Bumper Sticker

Request a bumper sticker for home improvement contractors with valid licenses only.

Lobbyist Registration

Register as a lobbyist.

Love Your Local Program

Learn about a program that helps small businesses.

Made in New York Incentive Program

Learn about the Made in New York Incentive Program for film and television productions.

Material and Equipment Acceptance Application

Get an application for material and equipment acceptance.

Medical Facility Vital Event Registration

Get forms used by medical facilities to register births, deaths, and terminations of pregnancy.

Minority and Women-Owned Business Assistance

Learn about mentoring services for minority and women-owned businesses in the fields of professional services, standard services, and providing goods.

Minority and Women-Owned Construction Business Assistance

Learn about mentoring services for minority and women owned construction companies to help grow the business.

Musician or Performer Permit

Apply for a permit to perform in subways, streets, parks, and ferry terminals.

Neighborhood Challenge Innovation Grant

Learn about a competitive grant competition for New York City Community Based Development Organizations (CBDOs).

Newsrack Registration

Request for information and registration forms for newsrack owners or operators.

Non-Profit Assistance

Get help with credit, funding, office space, tax credits, training and other assistance for non-profit organizations.

NYC and Company Business Membership

Learn about the benefits of NYC and Company membership for businesses.

NYC Business

Get online help for starting and operating a business in New York City.

NYC Small Business Support Center

Find a center offering support to start and run a small business.

Paid Care Worker or Employer Assistance

Get help for paid care workers and their employers.

Paid Safe and Sick Leave

Learn about the Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law. Report an employer violating the Law.

Park Art Vendor Rules

Learn the rules for selling art, photography, reading material, or sculpture in City parks.

Parking Space Request

Request an authorized parking space on a City street.

Parking Ticket or Camera Violation Dispute for Businesses

Fight parking tickets or camera violations issued to commercial vehicle owners or operators.

Parking Ticket or Camera Violation Programs for Businesses

Enroll in programs to help your business track and pay parking and camera violations.

Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) Program

Learn about tax exempt financing for manufacturing, industrial, and not-for-profit corporations.

Police Officer for Private Duty

Learn how to hire a police officer for private work.

Portable Fire Extinguisher Recognition

Apply for portable fire extinguisher servicing.

Postal Service

Get information or make a complaint about United States Postal Service products and services.

Power of Attorney

Authorize someone else to represent you in tax matters with the Department of Finance.

Property Tax Exemption Appeal

Appeal the denial, removal, or reduction of a property tax exemption.

Property Tax Exemption for Non-Profits

Apply for or renew property tax benefits for properties used for charitable, educational, medical, or religious purposes.

Relocation and Employment Assistance Program (REAP)

Learn about tax incentives for businesses who move to certain areas of New York City.

Restaurant Bathroom Rules

Learn about public bathroom requirements for restaurants.

Restaurant CPR Rules

Learn about CPR and equipment requirements for restaurants.

Retail and Restaurant Business Assistance

Get a one-on-one consultation to help open, operate, and expand a retail or restaurant business.

Sales Tax

Get information for consumers and businesses about sales tax.

Sales Tax Vendor Registration

Learn about registration for businesses that sell taxable tangible personal property or taxable services.

Security Survey

Get a free and confidential security survey for a home or business.

Shut the Front Door

Learn about an education and outreach campaign for the law requiring certain businesses to close their doors when running air conditioning systems.

Small Business Compliance Consultation

Request to get help complying with laws if you're a business.

Small Business First

Learn about a program designed to reduce regulatory burdens on small businesses.

Smoke Free Air Act

Learn about smoking rules in multiple dwellings. Request a waiver to the Smoke Free Air Act.

SNAP (Food Stamps) for Retailers

Apply for your store to accept SNAP benefits from customers.

Sodium Warning Rules

Learn about the rules for chain food service establishments posting warnings about sodium content.

Start a Prekindergarten Program

Learn how to start a DOE-approved UPK provider.

Start a Small Business

Learn about programs and services for starting a small business or non-profit organization.

Start an Adult Day Care

Learn how to start an adult day care program.

Start an After School Program

Learn how to start and operate an after school program.

Stop Sexual Harassment Act (SSHA)

Learn about anti-sexual harassment training in the workplace.

Strategic Steps for Growth (SS4G)

Learn about an executive business education program for minority- and women-owned companies and media, entertainment, and technology firms.

Summer Streets

Learn about the event that opens seven miles of car-free streets to the public.

Swimming Pool Operation Technology Course

Learn about the training required to get a Pool Operator Certificate.

Tanning Health Risk Poster and Fact Sheet

Get health risk fact sheets and warning posters for indoor tanning establishments.

Tattoo Artist Infection Control Course

Learn about the training required to get a Tattoo Artist License.

Tax Clearance Certificate

Apply for a clearance certificate showing that you paid City taxes.

Taxi Driver or Licensee Assistance

Help for taxi licensees, including owners, taxi drivers, and car service drivers.

Taxi Medallion Sale

Learn about yellow taxi medallion sales.

Taxpayer Advocate

Get help if you've been unable to resolve a tax or rent freeze issue with the Department of Finance through the normal process.

Temporary Work Schedule Change

Get help for workers or employers with questions about temporary schedule change requirements.

Ten Things Every Business Should Know Pocket Guide

Learn about business practices.

Tobacco Laws

Learn about Tobacco Laws and electronic cigarette regulations.

Tobacco or Electronic Cigarette Shop Registration

Learn about registering a tobacco or electronic shop with the Department of Health.

Trademarks and Patents

Learn about registering for trademarks and patents.

Trans Fat

Learn about trans fat rules for restaurants and other food service establishments, or report an establishment using trans fat.

Transitional Finance Authority Bond

Get information for general obligation bond investors.

Trash and Recycling Collection for Businesses

Learn about trash collection and recycling for professionals working in residential buildings.

Truck Traffic Rules and Routes

Learn about truck routes and regulations from NYC Department of Transportation Traffic Rules.

Unincorporated Business Tax

Learn about the Unincorporated Business Tax (UBT).

Utility Tax

Learn about taxes for utilities and vendors of utility services.

Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Carpet Rules

Learn about rules for selling carpets with VOCs.

Volunteer Opportunities for Businesses

Learn about volunteer opportunities for businesses and their employees.

Volunteer Program Management

Get resources for volunteer organizations.

Volunteer Screening for Non-Profits

Learn about the Go Pass background check program for non-profits.

Wastewater Guidelines for Businesses

Learn about wastewater treatment rules for businesses.

Water Potability Certificate

Apply for a water potability certificate, which confirms that water is safe to drink.

Water Service

Learn about having water service turned on or off for a residential or commercial property.

Water Shutdowns

Get a list of scheduled water main shutdowns and water disruptions.

Water Vessel for Shipping Hydrant Certificate

Apply for certification to unload water from a shipping hydrant for general use.

Watershed Recreation and Access Permit

Learn about required permit for certain activities on upstate reservoir lands.

Wheelchair Friendly Decal

Get a decal that promotes that a food service establishment is accessible to wheelchairs.

Women Entrepreneurs NYC (WE NYC)

Learn about a program that helps women start, operate, and grow their businesses.

Women NYC

Learn about programs, resources, and support for women.

Workers' Compensation for Businesses

Learn about workers' compensation resources for businesses.

Working Horse Rules

Learn about the rules and restrictions for working horses.

Youth Employment

Learn about employment programs for young people, including SYEP.