How do I renew my license or registration?

Effective March 27, 2020, pursuant to Executive Order 202.11, any license issued by the Division of Licensing Services or New York State Athletic Commission, that expires after that date, shall remain in effect until May 6, 2021. Further, the Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, has advised that appraisers within New York have been granted a 90-day deferment for meeting continuing education requirements. Any license holder that is eligible to renew and does not need the extension is encouraged to do so; all other license holders may rely on the above extensions. IF YOU ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY FINDING AN AVAILABLE CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE, PLEASE CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT AT (518) 474-4429. ALL REQUIRED CONTINUING EDUCATION MUST BE COMPLETED ON OR BEFORE May 6, 2021.

Please note licensees who submit a renewal after the expiration date printed on their license but by May 6, 2021 will see a change in their license term dates upon renewal, however, our office will maintain a record of the EO extension and your license will considered continuous licensure for this period.

All Appearance Enhancement (Business, Area Renter, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Specialty, Natural Hair Styling and Waxing Operator) and Barber (Shop Owner, Area Renter, Apprentice and Operator) licenses must be renewed online through an online account. To obtain instructions on creating this account and claiming your license, please visit
Your license expiration date is printed on the license. You are eligible to renew three months prior to the expiration date. If you do not have an existing account, you will receive your renewal notice via mail three months before your license is due to expire. This notice will contain instructions for creating an account. Once you create an account and claim your record, you can login and renew your license under the “Manage My Licenses” tab.
To receive renewal notices via email, you must claim your existing records and through the Contact Information Change Amendment add your email address to your license records as follows:  

  • Once you have claimed your records
  • Click on “Manage My Licenses”
  • Click on Amendment link on your license record:
    • select Contact Information Change Amendment; click continue application;
    • Individual or Business will show up for Contact Type to Change, click appropriate box then click continue application
    • Click on Email Address, it will bring up a box to insert your email address and a box for an explanation of why you are changing your information.
    • Insert your email address and add a brief explanation in box below it such as “I am adding my email address to my records”. Click continue application.
    • A list of records to change will appear, be sure to place a check on all records, then click continue application,
    • It gives you an opportunity to upload documentation (not required), click continue application
    • a review screen will appear, verify information and click continue application
    • A confirmation box will appear that states your amendment has been submitted.

For additional information and instructions on renewing your Appearance Enhancement or Barber license online click here: Quick Online Renewal Instruction Flyer (pdf)

Real Estate Sales and Broker licenses must be renewed online through eAccessNY. A postcard and email renewal reminder containing eAccessNY renewal instructions is sent to all Real Estate licensees approximately 90 days prior to their license expiration date. Paper renewal forms are no longer distributed to Real Estate licensees.

Real Estate Appraiser licenses may be conveniently renewed online using our online renewal application.

All other licensees and registrants are mailed a renewal form approximately 90 days prior to their license/registration expiration date.

If it is less than 60 days from your license/registration expiration date and you have not received a renewal form, email the Division of Licensing Services and request a form. Your email must provide your full name and mailing address, the type of license/registration renewal form you are requesting, your license/registration unique identification number and expiration date. Your renewal form will be mailed to you 10 to 15 business days from the date your emailed request is received.

Please note: If your personal name, business or residence address has changed since your last application, please download the Change Notice (DOS-1473), complete the form and return with your renewal application and separate payments.