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City Waives Fees for Special Sales License, Tow Truck Replacement Inspection, Pedicab Inspection for Businesses Rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy
Your business must file required license applications, but you can request a waiver for certain fees.
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Apply for fee waiver
Learn about Special Sales license
Learn about Pedicab Business license 

    Top Ways to Protect Your Money If You've Been Affected by Hurricane Sandy
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Insurance Information for Consumers, Small Businesses, and Nonprofits
The City has compiled a list of online resources from the federal government and nonprofits to help you navigate your insurance coverage, file a claim, and get assistance.
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Find NYC Restoration Center locations


Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Mintz Announce Expedited Licensing Procedures
Approved applicants will get their Home Improvement Contractor license in only two days. The expedited process will make available additional DCA-licensed contractors to work on repairs for homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
Read City Hall press release (En español)
Go to DCA's Home Improvement Contractors page

    Avoid Frauds and Scams
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Commissioner Mintz offer information to help disaster survivors avoid frauds and scams. Beware of home improvement contractors who tell you they are “FEMA-approved.” FEMA does not endorse, certify, or approve home improvement contractors. Remember to check if a home improvement contractor is licensed by DCA at or by calling 311. Visit FEMA's Rumor Control Page to read about other FEMA-related scams.
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    Mayor Bloomberg Launches NYC Restore, a Comprehensive New Initiative to Provide One-Stop Locations for City Recovery Services and Federal Disaster Relief 
Read the press release (En español)
Find NYC Restoration Center locations  
  DCA's Resources directory includes Key Contacts and specific services you may need, including recovering financially, tips on hiring home improvement contractors and how to avoid buying flood-damaged cars, and more.