Watch, Guard, or Patrol Agency License



State, Department of State
Security service businesses, such as watch, guard, and patrol agencies, need a license. This license, which can be for an individual or business, is from the New York State Department of State (NYSDOS).

License holders must be at least 25 years old, and meet experience requirements. License holders must have no serious criminal convictions, pass an exam, and provide fingerprints.

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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