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.
If you had an online account with DCWP before July 24, 2023, please use the same email address you provided DCWP. This will allow you to link your business records to the new system.
If you do not have an online account with DCWP, you can create account and link your business using a PIN.
*If you need additional help with your PIN, please send an email to OnlineHelp@dcwp.nyc.gov. You will receive a response within two business hours.
Use the enclosed return envelope to mail in your completed renewal application.
In-Person Licensing and Collections Services Available By Appointment Only. DCWP is accepting in-person visits from customers with appointments only at our Manhattan and Queens locations. You must schedule an appointment to meet with a DCWP representative. View flyer to learn how to schedule an appointment in 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)
Note: You can pay by check or money order, payable to NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection. Include your license number. Credit cards accepted at the DCWP Licensing Center and NYC Small Business Support Center include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover Card. Credit card payments are subject to a nonrefundable Convenience Fee.
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.
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