There are many permits and licenses needed to open an eating and drinking establishment. Different individuals involved have specific responsibilities in this process. NYC Business Acceleration is here to simplify that process and help business owners and professionals understand each of the permits and licenses required by the City. The table below lists all of the credentials a food and beverage establishment could need and indicates the individual responsible for handling each item at the appropriate City Agency.
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A business owner's involvement is critical in all parts of the process and a business owner's signature is required for most documents submitted to a City agency. Many of the processes below require hiring a licensed professional: