DCWP's online renewal application for Employment Agency, Newsstand, and Tow Truck Company will be unavailable until February 29, 2024.

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

On July 24, 2023, DCWP launched a new system to replace its prior online services and provide additional features for businesses, consumers, and workers. Note: 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. Read Online Services - FAQs.


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In-Person Licensing and Collections Services Available By Appointment Only

Prefer to visit us in person? 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)

Important Information for Certain Business Types

Security Breaches

In the event of a security breach, DCWP licensees must promptly email DCWP a copy of the notification to affected persons required by NY General Business Law § 899-aa(2) or (3). Email DCWP at

Additional Quick Links for Businesses

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Received a settlement offer from DCWP? Read Frequently Asked Questions – Settlements.

Received a settlement offer from DCWP's Office of Labor Policy & Standards (OLPS)? Read Frequently Asked Questions – Settlement Offers from DCWP Office of Labor Policy & Standards.

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