After You Apply
After you submit your application
If you submitted your application online, you will receive a receipt via e-mail. If you submitted it in person, DCWP will hand you a receipt. Your business may not begin to operate until it has received and passed a pre-permit inspection from the Department and the supervising manager has received the Animal Care & Handling Certificate.
After you have submitted your application, you must contact the DOHMH Bureau of Veterinary Public Health Services at (646) 364-1783 to schedule an inspection. Your business will not be issued a permit without first passing a pre-permit inspection.
Once you pass the pre-permit inspection and the supervising manager has obtained an Animal Care & Handling Certificate, you may begin operating.
You must post both the inspection report you receive from the DOHMH inspector and the Animal Care & Handling Certificate for public view. You will receive your actual permit in the mail.