How to renew a business license or registration

Renew online

To renew online, you must have the

  • Facility Number from 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


Renew a business license or registration online


Recent change of address

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

Owner, partner or officer of the company was convicted of a felony or misdemeanor of forfeited bail

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 (pdf) (VS-19) send it to us by mail.

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

Bureau of Consumer & Facility Services
Application Unit
P.O. 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.


Additional information 

License period 

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

Early renewal

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


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