New York Business Licenses

We help you obtain and maintain licenses for your business or nonprofit nationwide

General New York Guides & Resources

These guides provide detailed, step-by-step instructions for starting a business or nonprofit, registering with state authorities, and establishing a compliant organization.

Business Resources:

Construction License

Get your New York construction licenses. Harbor Compliance assists with initial and renewal registrations in every state.

How to Form an LLC

Total cost, time, and step-by-step instructions to form a limited liability company in New York. Do it yourself or purchase our formation service.

How to Incorporate

Total cost, time, and step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate in New York. Do it yourself or purchase our incorporation service.

LLC Publishing

Information and support on complying with the New York LLC Publishing for businesses.

Licensing Resources

New York Business Licensing Guides and Information.

Start a Business

Total time, cost, and paperwork to start your business in New York today! Our affordable formation services are state-specific.

Nonprofit Resources:

How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

Total cost, time, and how to start a nonprofit in New York. Instruction and services to assist with your non-profit formation.

Nonprofit Compliance

Comprehensive solutions (and free resources) to help manage your fundraising, tax exemption, license renewals, and other nonprofit compliance activities in New York, and across the US.


New York Business Licenses for Regulated Industries

Our licensing guides provide a wealth of information including requirements, filing instructions, fees, timelines to licensure, and more for a range of industries and activities.


New York Corporate Filings

These web pages provide detailed information on state filings required to form an entity, register a name, gain authority to operate, maintain good standing, and more.


New York Tax Filings

Find the information you need to register for state taxes or seek tax exemptions.


New York State Licensing Agencies

Below is a listing of the state-level licensing agencies within New York that a business should check for business license requirements.

  • Attorney General - Charities Bureau
  • Department of Financial Services
  • Department of Health - Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement
  • Department of Safety and Health - Asbestos Control Bureau
  • Department of State - Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code
  • Department of State - Division of Licensing Services
  • State Board for Landscape Architecture
  • State Board for Public Accountancy
  • State Board of Pharmacy
  • State Department of Labor
  • State Department of Labor - Division of Safety and Health
  • State Department of Public Service
  • State Department of Taxation and Finance
  • State Education Department: Office of the Professions
  • State Education Department: Office of the Professions - State Board for Architecture
  • State Education Department: Office of the Professions - State Board for Engineering & Land Surveying
  • State Gaming Commission

New York Local Business Licences

Below is a listing of the local jurisdictions within New York that a business should check for local business license requirements.

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