elcome to the New York Department of State's Division of Licensing Services (DLS), which oversees the licensure, registration, and regulation of 35 occupations throughout the state. DLS licenses over 800,000 individuals and businesses. Through its licensing and business filing capacities the division promotes business growth while protecting the health, safety, and welfare of all New Yorkers. The Division is now responsible for the authentication of public documents for use in other countries.

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Health Club Services
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Automobile Broker Manufactured Housing
Pet Cemetery & Pet Crematorium Bail Enforcement Agent
Private Investigator Barber
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Telemarketer Business Central Dispatch Facility
Ticket Reseller Children's Product Safety and Recall Act
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