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Small Animal Boarding Establishment Permit

Operating & Renewing

Operating Requirements

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    The establishment's Permit and the supervising manager's Animal Care and Handling Certificate must be posted for public view.
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    All permits issued expire December 31 of each year. Permit holders will receive a Renewal Notice in the mail three months before the expiration date.
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    For help with technical problems when using the online licensing/permitting system, call 311 and ask for Health Permits Online.

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    Read about your rights as a New York City business owner.
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    Steps to renew online:

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    Renewals may be submitted online via the NYC Online Licensing system. Registration is required. You will not be permitted to renew a permit if you have outstanding fines. You can pay fines online before renewing.

    To renew online for the first time, you will need the Personal Identification Number (PIN) found on your Renewal Notice for each permit or license you hold. The PIN will allow you to link your existing records to one single online account. You only need to use your PIN to link to each permit or license record once.

    If you do not have access to your Renewal Notice, you may obtain your PIN(s) by completing an online PIN Request Form or by calling 311. 
    Note: If you need to upload any documents, you will be prompted to download the Microsoft Silverlight application.
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    Steps to renew by mail:

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    Follow the instructions on your renewal notice to renew by mail.
  • Steps to renew in person:

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    You may renew your permit in person at the DCWP Citywide Licensing Center. If you send someone to renew for you, they must present an Authority to Act on your behalf. 


    NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP)

    Licensing Center
    42 Broadway, Lobby
    New York, NY 10004