Welcome to OPAL
New York State's Online Permit Assistance and Licensing website.
If you want to start a
new business or expand your current business,
this site will help you find the New York State business permits you may need.
Click here to start. This will take you to the "Choose Business Type" page where you can begin your search for New York State business permits based on your selected business type.
Starting a Business Brochure (PDF)|
This brochure contains general filing information for starting a business in New York. It is a quick reference guide providing basic information on business structures, tax requirements, and employer responsibilities.
OPAL is a service provided by the Business Permit Assistance
Unit of the
New York State Office of Information Technology Services (ITS).