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Use these checklists to learn what our inspectors look for in your industry and help avoid violations. Every DCA licensee and every retail business in New York City are also responsible for complying with the General Retail Inspection Checklist. See the first link below.

General Retail

Air Conditioning and Open Doors 

Amusement Devices  

Box Cutters 

Carpet and Carpet Cushions with Volatile Organic Compounds  

Cigarette Retail Dealers  

Dealers in Products for the Disabled  
Electronic and Home Appliance Service Dealers  

Electronics Stores   

Employment Agencies 

Etching Acid 

Fake, Toy, or Imitation Guns 

Flavored Tobacco 

Funeral Service Providers 

Fuel Oil

Gaming Cafés and Amusement Arcades  

Garages and Parking Lots 

Home Improvement Contractors and Salespersons  

Horse Drawn Cabs and Drivers 

Immigrant Service Providers 

Laser Pointers 



Lead Paint 



Pedicab Businesses and Drivers 


Pool or Billiard Rooms  
Scrap Metal Processors  

Secondhand Dealers 

Secondhand Auto Dealers  

Sidewalk Cafés 

Sightseeing Bus 

Special Sale  

Stoop Line Stands 

Storage Warehouses 


Tax Preparers 

Tenant Screening Reports 

Tow Truck Companies and Drivers  

New York City businesses must comply with all relevant federal, State, and City laws and rules. Go to Know the Law. Businesses are responsible for knowing and complying with current regulations that affect their business.