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NYC Posting Requirements
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From the Department of Buildings to the Department of Health, each agency in NYC requires different types of postings. Use this quick reference sheet and check list to easily understand what needs to be posted and recorded.

 

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To help restaurateurs find more information, the New York State Association has developed an overview for restaurants to understand which postings are required by which organization and where you can access more information.

  

 

Front Window

The following requirements should be posted in the front window or other location to be visible from outside the restaurant.

 

Posting Name How to Post? Department Notes
Letter-Grade Posted for easy viewing from outside of the location. DOHMH
Sidewalk Cafe Permit - (Large version) Posted for easy viewing by all customers.  DCA

  

 

Visible Inside 

The following requirements should be “conspicuously” posted meaning they should be easily seen or noticed by customers.

 

Posting Name How to Post? Department Notes
Department of Health Operating Permit Posted for easy viewing by all customers. DOHMH
Certificate of Occupancy Posted for easy viewing by all customers. DOB / FDNY
Place of Assembly Permit Posted for easy viewing by all customers.  DOB / FDNY Only required for locations with 75+ occupancy indoors.
Bicycle Delivery Poster Posted in languages spoken by majority of bicyclists employed by the business. DOT
CPR Resuscitation Poster Posted for easy viewing by all customers. DOHMH Should indicate where CPR kit is located.
Choking Poster Posted in languages spoken by majority of customers and employees. DOHMH
Liquor License Posted for easy viewing by all customers.  SLA
No Sale of Alcohol to Minors / to Intoxicated Patrons Posted for easy viewing by all customers in a wood or metal frame with a clear cover front. SLA
Danger of Drinking While Pregnant Posted for easy viewing by all customers. 
SLA
Sidewalk Cafe Permit - (Small version) Posted for easy viewing by all customers.  DCA
Calorie Count for Menus Displayed on all menus and menu boards prior to point of ordering. DOHMH Only required for chain restaurants.

  

 

Kitchen

The following requirements should be posted in the kitchen area.

 

Posting Name How to Post? Department Notes
Food Allergy Poster Posted in languages spoken by majority of customers and employees. DOHMH
Schematic of Hood & Duct System / Fan Terminals Posted in a picture frame or glass at a suitable entrance to the cooking area on 8 ½ by 11 in size. FDNY
Record of Hood Cleaning Placed on hood with date of cleaning and compliance service sticker including the Certificate of Fitness number of company performing cleaning. FDNY
Cleaning Instructions of Hood & Ducts Posted in a picture frame or glass at a suitable entrance to the cooking area on 8 ½ by 11 in size. FDNY

 

 

Employee Area

The following requirements should be posted in an area where employees can access such as a breakroom.

 

Posting Name How to Post? Department Notes
Paid Sick Leave Notice Posted for easy viewing by all employees or distributed to employees electronically or by hand. DCA View sample record log >>
Pregnancy Protection Act Posted for easy viewing by all employees or distributed to employees electronically or by hand. DOL
Worker's Compensation Coverage Posted notice for easy viewing by all employees. DOL Contact your insurance carrier to obtain.
Compliance for Disability Benefits Posted notice for easy viewing by all employees. DOL Contact your insurance carrier to obtain.
Unemployment Insurance Posted for easy viewing by all employees. DOL Contact your insurance carrier to obtain.
Minimum Wage Posted for easy viewing by all employees. DOL
Deduction from Wages Posted for easy viewing by all employees or distributed to employees electronically or by hand. DOL
Tip Appropriation Posted for easy viewing by all employees or distributed to employees electronically or by hand. DOL
Veterans' Employment and Training Service Posted notice for easy viewing by all employees or distributed to employees electronically or by hand. DOL
Right to Know Workplace Hazards Posted for easy viewing by all employees. DOL
US OSHA Posted for easy viewing by all employees.
DOL
Family Medical Leave Act Posted for easy viewing by all employees. DOL
Employment of Minors Posted for easy viewing by all employees. DOL Employers may create their own schedule to post.
Criminal Conviction Records Posted for easy viewing by all employees. DOL
Discrimination Posted for easy viewing by all employees in English and Spanish. DOL
Equal Opportunity Commission Posted for easy viewing by all employees. EEOC
Election Law Posting Posted for easy viewing by all employees during the 10 days before each statewide election. State Board of Elections

  

 

Multiple Locations

The following requirements should be posted in multiple locations throughout your restaurant.

 

Posting Name How to Post? Department Notes
Exit Signs Placed at an angle with the exit opening and marked "EXIT". FDNY
Exit Directional Signs Should say "Exit" with hospizontal arrow indicating direction of exit. FDNY
Egress Mark locations on premises where egress can be had from enclosed space in an emergency. FDNY
Recycling Regulations Posted notice near all recycling, maintenance, and refuse storage areas. DSNY
Private Carter Decal Posted in all areas where customers are able to recycle and storage areas for refuse. DSNY
Carter Information and Schedule Posted in waste disposal room. BIC
Fire System Inspections Posted near the main control valve. FDNY
Equipment Use Permits Posted next to each system. For A/C units, must be posted on the equipment. DOB
Wash Hands Posted at all employee hand-washing facilities. DOHMH
Smoking & E-Cigs Prohibited Displayed in every room and stairwell. DOHMH
Sidewalk Cafe Smoking Signs Posted where smoking is permitted. DOHMH

 

 

Back Office

The following requirements should be posted or maintained in record system in employers back office.

 

Posting Name How to Post? Department Notes
Fire Extinguishers Record of Annual Inspection Posted maintenance log of servicing and recharging near all portable fire extinguishers. FDNY
Sprinkler Inspection Log Recorded log of monthly inspections by a person holding a Certificate of Fitness including an alarm log book if required. FDNY
Fire Alarm Test Recorded log of routine fire alarm tests. FDNY
Bicycle Delivery Employee Roster Recorded roster for all bicycle delivery employees including name, residence address, date of employment, date of discharge from employment, unique 3-digit ID number, and confirmation of delivery cyclist’s review of DOT Commercial Cyclist Safety course. DOT
Log of Delivery Persons Recorded log of daily trip records with date, bicycle ID number, operator’s name, name/place of origin, and destination for each trip. DOT
Evacuation Plan Posted in all large areas. FDNY
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