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Licenses, Permits & Certifications

Find out how to apply for licenses, permits and certifications on the portal Find a Business Regulation page.

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Food Service Establishment Violations

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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
Disclaimer: The City has tried to give you correct information through NYC Business Express. While NYC Business Express is being developed, certain information or requirements may be missing. Errors are possible, updates about recent activity may not yet have been entered and the results depend on the search words or numbers used. The information provided on NYC Business Express is not legal advice. You may need additional information to meet the legal requirements for starting or running your business.
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