Amendment of rules regarding post-denial bar for false statements

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Comment By: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

The Department of Consumer Affairs (“DCA”) licenses and regulates 55 different categories of businesses and individuals pursuant to Section 2203(c) of the New York City Charter and Title 20 of the New York City Administrative Code.  In 2017, DCA received over 20,000 applications across those license categories.  DCA is required to perform individual review and processing of each application.  This proposed rule would prohibit any person whose application is denied or whose license is revoked from applying for the same license again for a period of one year.  The prohibition would only apply if the application was denied or the license was revoked because the applicant concealed information, made a false statement, or falsified or allowed to be falsified any certificate, form, signed statement, application or report required to be filed with DCA.  This proposed rule is necessary to conserve DCA’s limited resources.  A repeat application within one year is wasteful.  Additionally, allowing a repeat application after an applicant has lied undermines the benefit of requiring applicants to provide truthful information.

DCA’s authority for these rules is found in Sections 1043 and 2203(f) of the New York City Charter and Section 20-104(b) of the New York City Administrative Code.  

Public Hearing


Public Hearing Date: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 10:00am

Casey Adams, 212-436-0095,

NYC Department of Consumer Affairs
42 Broadway 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004