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It is the business owner's responsibility to apply for all permits, licenses, and authorizations required by other City and State agencies. Below are some important resources.

Business Express Wizard
To identify the requirements to start and operate a business in New York City, visit NYC Business Express 

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
DCA’s Licensing Center accepts license and permit applications on behalf of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). DOHMH issues many types of licenses and permits under the NYC Health Code.
Download list of DOHMH Licensing Categories 
Visit DOHMH’s License and Permits Web page
Get information on Green Carts 

New York State Department of State
The New York State Department of State’s Division of Licensing Services plays an important role for consumers, occupational licensees, applicants, and the business community in New York State. The Division is responsible for the licensure, registration, and/or regulation of many businesses, including real estate brokers and salespersons, barber shops and practitioners, appearance enhancement businesses and practitioners (cosmetology, esthetics, natural hair styling, nail specialty, waxing), security guards, telemarketers, and ticket resellers.
See a complete list of businesses that require a license from New York State
Visit New York State’s Online Permit Assistance and Licensing for information on starting a business