Retail Food Store License (FSI-302)

This license allows certain retail stores to offer food and food products for off-premise consumption.


6 Days




Allows a retail establishment or section of a retail establishment to offer food and food products to consumers intended for off-premise consumption. The following do NOT qualify for an Article 28A Retail Food Store License: Establishments that handle only pre-packaged, non-potentially hazardous foods; Roadside markets that offer only fresh fruits and vegetables for sale; Stores that conduct food processing (cappuccino, slicing cold cuts, making sandwiches); Food service establishments (cafe's/restaurants); or Juice bars or food and beverage vending machines. Retail food establishments requiring the Article 28A license are identified by the sale of any of the following: Milk; Shell eggs; Refrigerated meats; and/or other potentially hazardous foods.


Agency: Internal Revenue Service; Permit: Federal Taxpayer Identification Number or Social Security Number


Inspection, Always Required

How to Apply

1. See form below.


Required Fees

License/Permit$125Fee is for a pre-set 2 year period per location, fee is prorated per year of issuance of license. Fee is returnable if business does not open or application is incorrectly filed.

Payment Options:

Personal Check, Postal Money Order
Make payable to the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

Duration & Processing

Common Denial Reasons: Insufficient information, Incorrect information, Incorrect fees

Additional Info

1. Permit/License must be posted
2. Proof of Workers' Compensation or exemption is required

For additional information/Sponsor Agency:

Agriculture and Markets, Department of

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