A Newsstand License is required for a business that will operate a stand or booth on a public sidewalk that is not readily removable and is primarily used for the sale of newspapers and periodicals. A newsstand may sell cigarettes, lottery tickets, and prepackaged snacks if the business has obtained the appropriate licenses and permits.
The New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) issues this license.
Please note that the information provided is for a newly constructed newsstand. For information about purchasing an existing newsstand, please call 311 and ask to be transferred to DCWP with a question about the Newsstand license application.