Inspection Checklists

Use these inspection checklists to learn what our inspectors look for in your industry and help avoid violations.

Visiting Inspector Program

Learn about DCWP's Visiting Inspector Program (VIP), which helps new licensees understand the law and avoid fines. Download VIP flyer in:
English | Español (Spanish)

General Retail

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Note: Please monitor this page for the updated checklist in additional languages. Relevant industry checklists in other languages no longer include General Retail checklist as we update translations.

Air Conditioning and Open Doors

English

Airport Scales

English

Bail Bonds

English

Booting of Motor Vehicles

English

Box Cutters

English | Español (Spanish)

Car Washes

English

Carpet and Carpet Cushions with Volatile Organic Compounds

English | Español (Spanish)

Dealers in Products for the Disabled

English | Español (Spanish)

Electronic and Home Appliance Service Dealers

English

Electronic Cigarette Retail Dealers

English

Electronics Stores

English | Español (Spanish)

Employment Agencies

English

Get more information about employment agencies

Etching Acid

English | Español (Spanish)

Fake, Toy, or Imitation Guns

English | Español (Spanish)

Funeral Service Providers

English | Español (Spanish)

Download relevant law packet

Fuel Oil

English

Gaming Cafés, Amusement Arcades, and Businesses with Amusement Devices

English 

Garages and Parking Lots

English

Gasoline

English

Home Improvement Contractors

English | Español (Spanish) | العربية (Arabic) | বাংলা (Bengali) | 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified) | 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional) | Français (French) | Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian Creole) | 한국어 (Korean) | Język Polski (Polish) | Русский (Russian) | ردو (Urdu)

Horse Drawn Cabs and Drivers

English | Español (Spanish)

Immigrant Service Providers

English

Download relevant law packet

Laser Pointers

English | Español (Spanish)

Laundry Services

Industrial Laundries: English

Retail Laundries: English

Lead Paint

English | Español (Spanish)

Newsstands

English

Pawnbrokers

English

Pedicab Businesses and Drivers

English | Español (Spanish)

Pharmacies

English

Plastic Straws and Stirrers

English

Restaurant Surcharges and Mandatory Gratuities

English

Scrap Metal Processors

English

Secondhand Auto Dealers

English

Secondhand Dealers

English

Sidewalk Cafés

English | Español (Spanish)

Sightseeing Bus

English | Español (Spanish)

Stoop Line Stands

English

Storage Warehouses

English | Español (Spanish)

Street Vendors

General Vendors
English | Español (Spanish) | العربية (Arabic) | বাংলা (Bengali) | 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified) | 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional) | Français (French) | Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian Creole) | 한국어 (Korean) | Język Polski (Polish) | Русский (Russian) | ردو (Urdu) | Wolof (Wolof)

Mobile Food Vendors
English | Español (Spanish) | العربية (Arabic) | বাংলা (Bengali) | 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified) | 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional) | Français (French) | Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian Creole) | 한국어 (Korean) | Język Polski (Polish) | Русский (Russian) | ردو (Urdu) | Wolof (Wolof)

Specialized Vending
NEW! 
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Styrofoam

English

Supermarkets, Bodegas, and Delis

English | Español (Spanish) | عربي (Arabic) | Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian Creole) | 한국어 (Korean) | Русский (Russian) | 中文 - 简化字 (Simplified Chinese) | 中文 - 繁體字 (Traditional Chinese)

Tax Preparers

English

Tenant Screening Reports

English | Español (Spanish)

Theatrical Employment Agencies

English

Ticket Sellers – Individuals

English

Ticket Sellers – Businesses

English

Tobacco Retail Dealers

English

Read overview to understand how the tobacco laws affect your business in:
English | Español (Spanish) | عربي (Arabic) | বাংলা (Bengali) | 中文 - 简化字 (Chinese - Simplified) | 中文 - 繁體字 (Chinese - Traditional) | Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian Creole) | हिन्दी (Hindi) | 한국어 (Korean) | Русский (Russian) | ردو (Urdu)

Tow Truck Companies and Drivers

English | Español (Spanish)

Business Compliance Counsel

If you have a question about laws that DCWP enforces, you can speak with DCWP’s Business Compliance Counsel.

Current Laws

Businesses are responsible for knowing and complying with current regulations. Visit our Laws page.