Prohibition of Cashless Establishments

Beginning November 19, 2020, stores must accept cash unless they have a machine to convert cash to a prepaid card. They cannot charge more for paying in cash.

Consumers: You can file a complaint about a retail or food store, including a food cart, in New York City that refuses cash payments. Cash means U.S. currency and coins.

Businesses: Read Inspection Checklist: General Retail.