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Barber Shop Permit

New Application Fees $7.50 - $15.00 HOW TO APPLY
Renewal Fees $15.00 OPERATING & RENEWING
Renewal Cycle Annually OPERATING & RENEWING


City Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of

A Barber Shop Permit allows a business to operate a barber shop establishment in New York City. A barber engages in cutting hair and trimming and / or shaving the mustache and beard. This application is filed by the owner on behalf of the business.

A separate license from New York State for businesses that will operate an appearance enhancement establishment is required.

This page explains the application, regulatory compliance, and inspection requirements for operating an establishment where a barber or barbers engage in cutting hair and trimming and / or shaving the mustache and beard. This information only encompasses health-related aspects of the regulatory requirements of this type of establishment. Please read the documents at the links below to properly understand the various provisions of DOHMH regulations.

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DoHMH)

125 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013

For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Barber Shop Permit

NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP)

Licensing Center
42 Broadway, Lobby
New York, NY 10004
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