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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 

Box Cutters

Employment Agencies

Etching Acid

Fake, Toy, or Imitation Guns

Flavored Tobacco

Funeral Service Providers

Garages and Parking Lots

Horse Drawn Cabs and Drivers

Immigrant Service Providers

Laser Pointers



Lead Paint



Pedicab Businesses and Drivers


Secondhand Dealers

Sidewalk Café

Sightseeing Bus

Stoop Line Stand

Storage Warehouse


Tax Preparers

Tenant Screening Reports

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.