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Renew a business license or registration

Before You Start

To renew online, you will need the

  • Facility Number
  • Validatnon Number from the business certificate
  • Federal Employer ID Number
  • Social Security Number of the owner, partner, or officer
  • Business telephone number and email address

How can I renew a business registration or Inspection Station license?

You can renew your business registration (also referred to as Facility Certificate) online or by mail.

How do I renew online?

To renew online, you must have the

  • Facility Number your Business Certificate (see a sample)  
  • Validation Number from your Business Certificate (see a sample
  • Federal Employer ID Number
  • Social Security Number of the owner, partner or officer
  • Business telephone number and email address

Can I renew online if the address of the facility changed?

No. You cannot renew online if the address of the facility has changed and you did not amend the address of the facility. Complete these forms with your new facility address and send them to the DMV


Can I renew online if an owner, partner or officer of the company was convicted of a felony or misdemeanor of forfeited bail for a felony or misdemeanor?

No. If an owner, partner or officer of the company that owns or operates the facility has a felony or misdemeanor conviction or forfeit since the last facility certificate renewal, complete the Facility Renewal Application (VS-2) and a Statement of Ownership and/or Permission to Use Place of Business (VS-19) send it to us by mail.


How can I renew by mail?

We will send you a Facility Renewal Application (VS-2). Complete the application and send it with a check for your renewal fee to

NYS DMV Bureau of Consumer and Facility Services
PO Box 2700
Albany, NY 12220-0700

If you don’t receive your application, call the Office of Vehicle Safety and Clean Air at 1-518-474-0919.


How long are business registrations and Inspection Station licenses valid?

All business registrations and Inspection Station licenses are valid for 2 years.


Can I renew a facility certificate or Inspection Station license early?

You can renew if the facility certificate Inspection Station license will expire within the next 60 days.


Can I renew if the facility certificate or Inspection Station expired?

You can renew if the facility certificate or Inspection Station expired within the last six months.

Before You Start

To renew online, you will need the

  • Facility Number
  • Validatnon Number from the business certificate
  • Federal Employer ID Number
  • Social Security Number of the owner, partner, or officer
  • Business telephone number and email address

Do it by mail

Send your completed Facility Renewal Application (VS-2) and a check for the renewal fee to

NYS DMV Bureau of Consumer and Facility Services
PO Box 2700
Albany, NY 12220-0700

For your convenience, many DMV PDF forms can be filled in online and then printed.