Searches are currently available for the following types of licenses/registrations: *
Alarm Installer Apartment Information Vendor
Apartment Sharing Agent Appraisal Management Company
Armored Car Carrier Armored Car Guard
Athlete Agents Bail Enforcement Agent
Bedding Central Dispatch Facility
Document Destruction Contractor Document Destruction Contractor Branch Office
Hearing Aid Dispenser Hearing Aid Dispenser Business
Home Inspection Notary Public
Private Investigator Proprietary Employer Of Security Guards
Real Estate Appraiser Security Guard
Telemarketer Business Ticket Reseller
Ticket Reseller Branch Office Watch Guard And Patrol Agency

Searches are limited to active licenses only. You may search as follows:
  • By ID Number (Unique ID or Registration Number)
  • By Name (last name, first name and optionally city/zip code/county)
  • By Business Name (business name and optionally city/zip code/county)

* Pursuant to Executive Order 202.11, as continued and extended, any license issued by the Division of Licensing Services, that expires after March 27, 2020, shall remain in effect until June 24, 2021. As such, a licensee who has not renewed their license but otherwise met the criteria for the executive order extension, may not appear in the below search results but is considered active. Please contact the Department if you need assistance confirming a license status.
* To search for Appearance Enhancement Licensees (Cosmetology, Nail Specialty, Esthetics, Natural Hair Styling, Waxing and Businesses) and Barber Operator and Business Licenses, you must go to the License Center and select Search for a Licensee.
* To search for Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons licenses, you must go to eAccessNY and select Public License Search.
* Open Data NY:
The following license data is available on the Open NY portal where you will be able to browse, filter, sort and export the data. The site will also allow the data to be accessed through an Application Programming Interface (API):
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained on this site is up to date and accurate. As the Department relies upon information provided to it, the information's completeness or accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

Security Guard employers are cautioned that this Web site does not circumvent or supercede the requirements of due diligence set forth in the Department of State rules, 19NYCRR§174.6

Please note that information pertaining to residence addresses is not included on this database. Such information is protected by privacy law.

Alarm Installer Note: Those Alarm Installers designated "local" may only engage in the alarm installer business in municipalities where they are licensed as master electricians.

Note: Private Investigator, Watch Guard and Patrol Agency, and Armored Car Carrier can only be searched by business name or UID#. Individual qualifying officers are NOT displayed and cannot be searched.