Private Investigator's License



State, Department of State
Private investigators need a license in New York State. This license is issued by the New York State Department of State (NYSDOS).

The license is for people or companies. Investigators can seek stolen or lost property, investigate accidents and fires, or get information on a person or group.

For more information, contact:

NYS Department of State
123 William Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10038-3804
Phone: (518) 473-2492

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