Overview

An Athlete Agent is any person who enters into an agency contract with a student-athlete or, directly or indirectly, recruits or solicits a student-athlete to enter into an agency contract. It is the responsibility of licensees to understand the Athlete Agent Licensee Law.

Term of registration is two years.

laws, rules and regulations 

Requirements

Submit a completed application and the required fee to the Department of State.

Fees

There are fees associated an Athlete Agent registration. 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.

  • $100 - Initial Application
  • $50 – Renewal
  • $25 - Change of Personal Name and/or Address (No fee is 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.

To request a duplicate license certificate, download, complete and submit the Duplicate License/Registration Request (DOS-1508) to the address on the form.

 

Change Notice

Duplicate License/Registration Request

Apply

To apply for an Athlete Agent registration, submit a completed application to the NYS Department of State, Division of Licensing Services.

Athlete Agent 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

Who is excluded from this law?

Explicitly excluded from registration are spouses, parents, siblings, grandparents or guardians of the student-athlete, or individuals acting solely on behalf of a professional sports team or professional sports organization.

Is there a surety bond requirement?

No.

Is there any type of reciprocity between states?

No. Each state requires separate applications, however, read Section 899-d(2) of the Uniform Athlete Agents Law.

What is a Student-Athlete?

This is an individual who engages in, is eligible to engage in, may be eligible in the future to engage in, or was eligible in the past 30 days to engage in any intercollegiate or interscholastic sport. If an individual is permanently ineligible to participate in a particular intercollegiate sport, such individual will not be considered a student-athlete 30 days after losing his or her eligibility for purposes of that sport.

What is an Agency Contract?

This is an agreement in which a student-athlete authorizes a person to negotiate or solicit on behalf of the student-athlete a professional sports-services contract or an endorsement contract.

What specifically must be on the agency contract?

Please refer to the General Business Law, §899-h Required Form of Contract for specifics.

Is there any requirement that the contract include a warning that the student-athlete may lose their eligibility?

Yes. The agency contract must contain, in close proximity to the signature of the student-athlete, a conspicuous notice in boldface type in capital letters stating:

Warning to student-athlete:  If you sign this contract:

(1) you may lose your eligibility to compete as a student-athlete in your sport; (2) if you have an athletic director, within 72 hours after entering into this contract, both you and your athlete agent must notify your athletic director; and (3) you may cancel this contract within 5 days after signing it. cancellation of this contract may not reinstate your eligibility.

An agency contract that does not conform to this section is voidable by the student-athlete. If a student-athlete voids an agency contract, the student-athlete shall not be required to pay any consideration under such contract or to return any consideration received from the athlete agent to induce the student-athlete to enter into the contract.

Are there any records an Athlete Agent needs to maintain, and if yes, how long must they be maintained?

Yes.

An Athlete Agent must retain the following records for a period of 5 years:

(a) the name and address of each individual represented by the Athlete Agent;

(b) any agency contract entered into by the Athlete Agent; and

(c) any direct costs incurred by the Athlete Agent in the recruitment or solicitation of a student-athlete to enter into an agency contract.

These records must be open to inspection by the Secretary of State during normal business hours.

 

 

Contact Contact the Division of Licensing Services

Contact

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 open for all services with the exception of walk-in apostille processing. Apostilles will not be processed without a previously scheduled priority appointment. 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: Monday – Friday 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: Monday – 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: Monday – Friday 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