DCA licenses nearly 80,000 businesses in 55 industries. Using DCA’s Business Toolbox, you can:
- Live Chat with a DCA Representative
- Visit the Licensing Center
- Print Forms and Signs
- Read Our Inspection Checklists
- Avoid Fines and Complaints
- Get Financial Counseling and Other City Services
DCA Search for a Licensee
NOTE: You will be redirected to a new web page. Scroll to the blue Consumers box to select the link.
Having a problem with a business? File a complaint with DCA.
DCA’s Office of Financial Empowerment works with a variety of partners to provide free programs and services to help you manage your money and build for your family’s future:
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In 1968, the City consolidated the Department of Markets and its Weights and Measures division with the Department of Licensing, creating DCA. DCA's authority grew significantly with passage of New York City's landmark Consumer Protection Law in 1969, making it the first municipal agency of its kind in the country.