DCWP’s online services will be unavailable:

  • Thursday, September 28: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Check License Status

NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP)—formerly the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)—licenses more than 45,000 businesses in more than 40 different industries.

Use our online service Search Business to see if an individual or business holds a DCWP license.
Note: You will be redirected to a new web page. You do NOT need to log in or create an account to search business.

Sidewalk Café Map

DCWP created an online map that allows you to find existing sidewalk café locations near you and see the details about the café. Go to the map.

Information about Sidewalk Cafés

Submitted a License Application?

If you submitted a license application to DCWP, check the status of the application online. For additional business licensing services, visit our Licenses page.