New York City Adopts Renewal Extension for Debt Collection Licensees

Debt Collection Licensees  Effective immediately, debt collection licensees and other industries impacted by emergency orders during the pandemic will have an additional 60 days to renew their licenses.

08/22/2022 3:30 P.M.

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New York City’s Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) is allowing an additional 60 days for license holders, including debt collection licensees, to renew their license, effective immediately.

The DCWP’s extension applies to business license holders with licenses that expired in 2020 and 2021 and were subject to license term extensions created by emergency executive orders during the pandemic.

On April 14, 2020, an emergency executive order declared that any license or permit issued by New York City, and authorized by local law or rule, that would expire or need to be renewed during the state of emergency would be extended until the state of emergency was lifted.

Following the issuance of that order, New York City’s mayor signed a law granting all licensees or permit holders included in the order a 45-day renewal period after the end of the state of emergency.

However, according to the DWCP, some licensees “severely impacted” by the COVID-19 pandemic were unable to submit a renewal application on time.

The department decided to approve the 60-day extension for renewal rather than having affected businesses apply for a new license.

Read the department’s complete notice here.

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