Support Permitting Agency

Human Resources Administration

The New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) permits nonprofit organizations, associations and corporations to solicit donations for charitable purposes in New York City.

HRA administers Public Solicitation Licenses for event producers interested in soliciting for services, products, or charities at their event. These solicitations can take place indoors or outdoors. Outdoor solicitations include pledges to a walk-a-thon/bike-a-thon, or door-to-door canvassing with a kit. Indoor solicitations include contributions taken in a public space, or the operation of a thrift shop, rummage sale, book sale, bazaar and sale of tickets for fundraising purposes. For more information on applying for a permit, visit the Human Resources Administrations website.

You can also request an application directly from HRA by contacting HRA as well as visiting or calling their office.