Pawn shops operating in New York City obtain licenses from the Commissioner of Consumer Affairs. In other areas, licenses must be obtained from the mayor of the city or licensing authority of the local governing body where business is to be carried on. The New York State and New York City Pawn Codes are available in PDF format. Click the link below to view the New York State and City Pawn Codes.

Licensing and Regulatory Authorities: Commissioner of Consumer Affairs (for New York City) Or Local Governing Body

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dca/html/home/home.shtml

New York Pawn Statutes

https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dca/downloads/pdf/about/pawnbroker_statelaw_law_rules.pdf

New York State Contact

Eric Modell, President of the Collateral Loan brokers Association of New York eric@modellfinancial.com