NYC Business Express

NYC Business Express is offered to assist you with obtaining general license, permit, tax, incentive, and other useful information online. Use these links to search for New York CityState, and Federal information not currently included on NYC Business Express.

Requirements Wizard

NYC Business Express’ Wizard is a powerful tool in the hands of business owners. You can use the Wizard to obtain a customized list of typical City, State, and Federal requirements for your business.

Incentives Estimator

You can use the Incentives Estimator to obtain a customized list of incentives for which your business might be eligible.


EasyStart lists the minimum requirements for opening your business in New York City. The site lists the minimum requirements for the following industries:

  • Administrative and Support Services
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
  • Construction
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Food and Beverage Services
  • Health Care
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • Rental and Leasing
  • Retail
  • Services
  • Transportation
  • Warehousing and Storage
  • Wholesale Trade


The NYC Business Express cautions business owners to rely solely on its tools for definitive requirements. For more assistance identifying New York State permit requirements, visit the Online Permit Assistance and Licensing (OPAL) website or contact the Governor’s Office of Regulatory Reform:

Business Permit Assistance Unit
P.O. Box 2107
Albany, New York 12220-0107
Email GORR


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