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Visit the Wizard to learn about the permits and licenses required to open your business.

For assistance using NYC Business Express, visit our Help page, email us, or call 311 and ask for NYC Business Express.
 
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Our online application allows you to submit multiple applications at one time and saves you time by pulling information from your NYC Business Express account.


You will need to complete and submit your application in one sitting. Please read the information below before you begin the application process:
  • You will be required to provide specific information on your application. Please gather this information before you begin the application process. To identify the information you will need to have available, click the name of the applications that you plan to submit from the list below. For most applications, you will need the following information:
    • Contact information
    • Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) (for sole proprietors and individual partners)
    • History of criminal and / or civil charges of the applicant, business owners, partners, shareholders, and officers
    • Child support obligations (for sole proprietors and individual partners)
  • For your application to be processed, you must pay any required fees using a major credit card.
  • Incomplete applications cannot be saved.
  • You will need to have a printer accessible to print your confirmation page after submitting your application.
  • Your session will time out after 30 minutes of inactivity.

For additional support, please visit our FAQ page or call 311 and ask for NYC Business Express.

Please select the applications you would like to submit from the list below. Please note that you can only submit applications to one Agency at a time
SBS Applications view

I AFFIRM. By submitting an application on NYC Business Express, I agree to share such information with any City of New York Agency or Office, and I understand this may have additional legal consequences (such as enforcement of child support and tax responsibilities).

Please do not use your browser's back button while completing your application, doing so may cause you to lose your work.

 

 

 

 

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