IMPORTANT NOTICE

DCWP's online renewal application for Newsstand will be unavailable through April 16, 2024.

You can renew by mail or make an appointment to renew in person. We apologize for any inconvenience.

DCWP’s online services will be unavailable:
  • Sunday, April 21: 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Renew Your DCWP 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.

Renew Online

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.

  1. Create Account.
  2. When you are logged in, you will see a Business Dashboard with your business records, including all license records, submitted and draft application forms, pending fees, and other records related to your business.
  3. Under the "Licenses" section, select the license that is eligible for renewal.
  4. View the License details.
  5. Select the action "Renew License."
  6. Review renewal application information and make updates as necessary.
  7. Upload required documents, if applicable.
  8. Pay renewal fees, if applicable. Note: To process payment, you must use a major credit card and will be charged a nonrefundable Convenience Fee.
  9. Submit the renewal application. Reminder: Submitting your renewal application does not mean that your license is automatically renewed.
  10. Track the status of your renewal application from your Business Dashboard.

If you do not have an online account with DCWP, you can create account and link your business using a PIN. 

  1. Create Account.
  2. On your Business Dashboard, select the "Services tab."
  3. Select "Link Business to My Account."
  4. Enter PIN found on your Renewal License Application. If you do not have a PIN*, you can Request PIN.
  5. Click "Link Business."
  6. Confirm your Business Name and Address.
  7. Return to your Business Dashboard to view linked business records.
  8. Under the "Licenses" section, select the license that is eligible for renewal.
  9. View the License details.
  10. Select the action "Renew License."
  11. Review renewal application information and make updates as necessary.
  12. Upload required documents, if applicable.
  13. Pay renewal fees, if applicable. Note: To process payment, you must use a major credit card and will be charged a nonrefundable Convenience Fee.
  14. Submit the renewal application. Reminder: Submitting your renewal application does not mean that your license is automatically renewed.
  15. Track the status of your renewal application from your Business Dashboard.

*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.

Read FAQs - Online Service.

Renew By Mail or In Person

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.

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.

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