Online Third-Party Food Delivery Services

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Online Third-Party Food Delivery Services Industry

NYC law regulates online third-party food delivery services and third-party courier services in NYC ("restaurant delivery apps" or “apps") and provides pay and workplace protections for delivery workers.

Attention: Restaurants, Delivery Apps, Delivery Workers, and Consumers
We Want Your Feedback on the City’s Fee Caps

Update: The NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) is currently reviewing the substantial volume of thoughtful comments that it received about the proposed minimum pay rate for app-based restaurant delivery workers. Learn more about the new proposed minimum pay rate.

Notice of Workers' Rights (in PDF)

Download the NYC Food Delivery Workers’ Rights Notice in:
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Delivery Workers: Your Rights Delivered

From fair pay to safer routes, learn more about food delivery workers' rights.

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Delivery Apps

City laws require many food delivery apps to have a license and establish requirements that apps must follow concerning consumers, delivery workers, and restaurants.

Read the Third-Party Food Delivery Service License Application Checklist and apply online now!

Read new requirements concerning consumers, delivery workers, and restaurants.


Does your restaurant use an app to take customer orders for delivery or pickup? Know your rights and responsibilities.


Starting January 24, 2022, consumers who use food delivery apps have new rights:

  • Apps must tell you that they collect your data and may share it with restaurants unless you opt out.
  • Apps must allow you to opt out of having your data shared with a restaurant.
  • Apps must tell you how much delivery workers get paid from a tip, in what form, and when.

If you do not opt out from apps sharing your data with restaurants, you have rights.

  • Restaurants must let you withdraw consent and delete your data on request.
  • Restaurants cannot sell, rent, or disclose your data without your consent.

Beginning January 24, 2022, you can file a complaint about unlicensed apps; apps that do not provide required disclosures; and restaurants that misuse your data.

Email your complaint to Please be as specific as possible about the problem.

Please continue to monitor this page ( for additional information about these regulations.