Renew your DCWP License

*Important Updates Due to COVID-19*

June 24, 2021: New York’s COVID-19 State of Emergency expired and many New York Forward industry reopening guidance documents are no longer mandatory.

September 2022: For certain licenses, if your license expired during the period from March 12, 2020 through August 14, 2021, you may renew your license on or before October 21, 2022, as long as your license has not been suspended, revoked or surrendered. Learn more about Extension of Renewal Times for Certain Licenses.

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Information for Newsstand Licenses

To renew your Newsstand License, you must submit a completed Renewal License Application, renewal fee, and Newsstand Affirmation.

Opportunity to Hold Newsstand License as a Business Entity
Under Local Law 128 of 2021, business entities, such as corporations, partnerships, and Limited Liability Companies (LLC), can apply for a Newsstand license starting March 21, 2022.

Existing licensees can request to transfer a Newsstand license in your name to the name of your business. You must submit 1) Request to Hold Newsstand License as a Business Entity and 2) supporting documents. Only submit these documents if you have formed a business entity and would like to take advantage of this opportunity.

See How to Transfer Your Newsstand License to a Business for more information, including how the law impacts your newsstand business and any active Tobacco Retail Dealer license and/or Electronic Cigarette Retail Dealer license you may have at the same location.

When do I need to renew my license?

Approximately three months before your license expires, DCWP will mail you a license renewal package. You must renew your license before it expires in order to continue operating your business and avoid fines. View business types licensed by DCWP and their expiration dates (Note: We are in process of updating the PDF. For latest list of business types licensed by DCWP, refer to Apply for a DCWP License webpage).

How do I submit my renewal application?

Online By Mail or In Person

If you have not linked your account:

  1. Have your Record ID and PIN ready. This information is on your Renewal License Application.
  2. Register an account with the City of New York or Login
  3. After you register/login, enter your Record ID and PIN to link your account to your DCA Records. Note: You need to submit only one Record ID and PIN to link all of your DCA license records.
  4. Select Access My Account from the blue Businesses - DCA box [see screenshot] and follow the instructions to submit your renewal application online.

If you already linked your account:
Login and scroll to the blue Businesses - DCA box to select Access My Account [see screenshot] to submit your renewal application online.

Note: When submitting renewal application online, you must pay with a credit card (i.e., Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover Card) and it is subject to a convenience fee.

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Use the enclosed return envelope to mail in your completed renewal application.

Due to COVID-19 crisis, please monitor nyc.gov/DCWPAlerts for information about limited in-person assistance.

Note: You can pay by check or money order, payable to NYC Department of Consumer Affairs. Credit cards accepted at the DCA Licensing Center and NYC Small Business Support Center include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover Card. Credit card payments are subject to a convenience fee.

Important: General Vendors cannot submit their renewals by mail.



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