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Licenses, Permit & Certifications

Apply for Department of Small Business Servces M/WBE Certification.


FDNY Certificate of Fitness online applications have moved!

Please go to the portal Find a Business Regulation page ( ), search for one of the following Certificates of Fitness and access the application through the Apply Online button:

  • COF for Bulk and Piped Medical Gas Systems (G-17)
  • COF for Non-Production Chemical Laboratories (C-14)
  • COF for Powder Activated Ammunition Tools (E-21)
  • COF for the Handling and Storage of Nonflammable Gas Cylinders (G-46)
  • COF for the Handling, Storage and Use of Cryogenic Liquid Gases (G-97)

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APPLY ONLINE: Certifications

Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise Certification Program (M/WBE)


Settle Food Service Establishment

STATUS: Certifications

Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE)
Emerging Business Enterprise (EBE)
Locally-based Business Enterprise (LBE)

STATUS: Property Information

Gas Authorization
Property Jobs
Property Profile
Property Tax History
Property Tax Benefits

Common Business Types

Administrative & Support Services
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
Educational Services
Finance & Insurance
Food & Beverage Services
Health Care
Management of Companies & Enterprises
Real Estate
Rental & Leasing
Social Assistance
Warehousing & Storage
Waste Management & Remediation
Wholesale Trade
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