Armored Car Carrier
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Overview

An Armored Car Carrier is an entity which, for hire, provides secured transportation of valuables by means of "specially designed and constructed bullet-resistant armored vehicles and armored car guards." Thus, an entity which carries valuables for hire by means of non-armored vehicles, for instance, a moving company, is not within the contemplation of this law. It is the responsibility of licensees to understand the Armored Car Carriers and Armored Car Guards License Law.

Term of licensure is three years 

laws, rules and regulations 

Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and the required fee to the Department of State.
  • Proof of Fingerprint completion for all listed principals or primary officers.
  • Proof of "all risk insurance coverage" in the minimum amount of $10 million.
  • Additional amounts to cover the value of each valuable cargo consigned in transit or while safeguarded in the carrier's vaults
  • Comprehensive general liability insurance coverage for death, personal injury, and property damage in the minimum amount of $500,000 per occurrence and $1 million in the aggregate.

Fees

There are fees associated with an Armored Car Carrier license. You may pay these fees by check or money order made payable to the Department of State or by MasterCard or Visa using a credit card authorization form. DO NOT SEND CASH. Application fees are nonrefundable. A $20 fee will be charged for any check returned by your bank.

  • $300 - Initial Application
  • $300 - Renewal
  • $88.75 - Fingerprinting Fee (payable to IDEMIA)
  • $25 - Change of Personal Name and/or Address (The fee is not required if a name change is the result of a change in marital status)
  • $25 - Duplicate License/Registration Request

Renew or Update

Renew Your License

You are eligible to renew your license 90 days prior to your license expiration date. Your license expiration date is printed on the license.

Renewal forms are mailed approximately 90 days prior to the license expiration date. Complete and submit the renewal form to the address on the form.

If you are eligible to renew your license and you have not received a renewal form, email the Division of Licensing Services and request a form. Your email must include your full name, mailing address, license type, unique identification number and expiration date of your license.

Update Your License

To update your personal name, business or residence address, download, complete and submit the Change Notice to the address on the form.

To request a duplicate license certificate, download, complete and submit the Duplicate License/Registration Request to the address on the form.

Change Notice

Duplicate License/Registration Request

Apply

To apply for an Armored Car Carrier license, submit a completed application to the NYS Department of State, Division of Licensing Services.

Armored Car Carrier Application

Credit Card Authorization Form

Licensee Search

Searches are limited to active licenses only. 

  • Search by ID Number (Unique ID or Registration Number)
  • Search by Name (last name, first name and optionally city/zip code/county)
  • Search by Business Name (business name and optionally city/zip code/county)

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained on this site is up to date and accurate. As the Department relies upon information provided to it, the information's completeness or accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

Please note that information pertaining to residence addresses is not included on this database. Such information is protected by privacy law.

FAQs

Where do I get insurance?

Contact a New York State Insurance company.

How much insurance?

"All risk insurance coverage" in the minimum amount of $10 million. Certificate of Insurance evidencing comprehensive general liability insurance coverage for death, personal injury and property damage in the minimum amount of $500,000 per occurrence and $1 million in the aggregate. Copies are acceptable.

Is there a fee for a branch office?

There is no fee for a branch office. Complete page four of the application.

Who is exempt?

A business entity that carries valuables for hire by means of nonarmored vehicles (for example, a moving company), is not covered by this law.

What are the grounds for denial, revocation or suspension?

Licensure may be denied or revoked for: incompetence or untrustworthiness; fraud, deceit or misrepresentation; where a relevant criminal conviction is reported, or for failure to keep all risk or comprehensive general liability insurance coverage in effect.

Is there reciprocity?

Yes. Armored Car Industry Reciprocity

Is there any legal memoranda for Armored Car Carriers?

Yes. Legal Memorandum LI06

Contact Contact the Division of Licensing Services

Mailing Information:

NYS Department of State
Division of Licensing Services
PO Box 22001
Albany NY 12201-2001


Please note: If you utilize express services or next day ground services such as UPS, Federal Express, DHL, etc. you should use the physical address of the building.

Albany Physical Address
Division of Licensing Services
1 Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue, 6th Floor
Albany, NY 12231

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Phone Information:

General Information (518) 474-4429
Security Guard and Armored Car Guard Information (518) 474-7569
 

Call Center Representatives are available from 8:45am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday except on Legal Holidays.

Deaf, hard of hearing and speech-disabled callers, please use 7-1-1

For all other inquiries, email Licensing Services

 

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Visitor & Customer Service Center Information:

Below is a listing of Licensing Customer Service Centers and the hours of operation. All Customer Service Centers are following COVID-19 guidelines and all visitors are asked to abide by these guidelines. Please monitor this page for updates to office hours, guidelines and or any closures.

Albany: This office is open for all services. All visitors are asked to follow COVID guidelines.

NYS Department of State
Division of Licensing Services
1 Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue, 6th Floor
Albany, NY 12231
 

Customer Service hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

*Important note about Apostille and Certification of Authentication Services: Apostille and Certification of Authentication documents may be dropped off for processing. Customers may provide prepaid envelopes for priority returns. Priority appointments based on travel plans within two weeks may be scheduled at our Albany or New York City customer service office. For further information, please visit https://dos.ny.gov/apostille-or-certificate-authentication

Parking
Limited on street metered parking is available for 1 Commerce Plaza in Albany. The Office of General Services has various parking lots throughout downtown Albany which have limited visitor parking. To find out more information about the OGS lots, please visit their website.  

New York City: This office is ONLY open to accept Apostille and Certification of Authentication documents and for priority Apostille appointments. The office will remain temporarily closed for all other services. All visitors are asked to follow COVID guidelines.

NYS Department of State
Division of Licensing Services
123 William St. 2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10038-3804

Customer Service hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am to 3:30pm

*Important note about Apostille and Certification of Authentication Services: Apostille and Certification of Authentication documents may be dropped off for processing. Customers may provide prepaid envelopes for priority returns.Priority appointments based on travel plans within two weeks may be scheduled at our Albany or New York City customer service office. For further information, please visit https://dos.ny.gov/apostille-or-certificate-authentication

 

Binghamton: This office is open for all services. All visitors are asked to follow COVID guidelines.

NYS Department of State
Division of Licensing Services
State Office Building 44 Hawley Street, Room 1506
Binghamton, NY 13901-4455
(518) 474-4429

Customer Service hours: Tuesday and Thursday -  9:00am to 3:00pm

 

Buffalo: This office is open for all services. All visitors are asked to follow COVID guidelines.


NYS Department of State
Division of Licensing Services
295 Main Street, 8th Floor, Suite 821
Buffalo, NY 14203
(518) 474-4429



Customer Service hours: Wednesday and Friday -  9:00am to 3:00pm

 

Hauppauge: This office is open for all services. All visitors are asked to follow COVID guidelines.

NYS Department of State
Division of Licensing Services
State Office Building
250 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788-5519
(518) 474-4429

Customer Service hours: Tuesday and Thursday -  9:00am to 3:00pm

Utica: This office is closed until further notice.

NYS Department of State
Division of Licensing Services
State Office Building
207 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501-2812
(518) 474-4429