Bedding Manufacturers & Refurbisher

Bedding Manufacturers & Refurbisher

Overview

Bedding is defined by Article 25A of the General Business Law as any mattress or box spring which can be used by humans for sleeping or reclining. It is the responsibility of licensees to understand the Articles of Bedding General Business Law.

Term of registration is one year.

laws, rules and regulation 

Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and the required fee to the Department of State.
  • Every manufacturer of new bedding sold in this state shall file a notice with the Department of State which: (a) states its name and address; and (b) affirms that it uses new material when it manufactures new bedding. "New Bedding" means any material or article which has not been previously used for any purpose, including by-products produced in the manufacture of new fabric, and material reclaimed from new fabric. Effective May 2018 "New Bedding" no longer Includes articles of bedding returned by a purchaser for exchange, alteration, or correction, within thirty days after day of delivery after original sale at retail.
  • Every manufacturer of used bedding sold in this state and repairer-renovator or  rebuilder of bedding sold in this state shall file a notice with the department of state which: (a) states its name and address; and (b) affirms that it sanitizes its used bedding in accordance with the standards established in regulation by the Department of State in consultation with the Department of Health. Effective May 2018 "Used bedding" means any components, articles or materials from bedding not classified as new."
  • Anyone who sells Retail or Wholesale Used Bedding:* any mattress or boxspring which in its entirety is used and has not been repaired or renovated.

Every location where the sale of used bedding takes place must file a separate registration.

Fees

There are fees associated a Bedding 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.

Manufacturer of "New Bedding":

  • $150.00 - Initial Application
  • $150.00 - Renewal

Manufacturer, Repairer-Renovator, or Rebuilder of "Used Bedding":

  • $150.00 - Initial Application
  • $150.00 - Renewal

Retailer/Wholesaler of "Used Bedding":

  • $100.00 - Initial Application
  • $100.00 - Renewal

A separate registration will be issued for each category applied for.

  • $25.00 - Change of Personal Name and/or Address
  • $25.00 - Duplicate License/Registration Request

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.

Renew or Update

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 (DOS-1473) to the address on the form.

To request a duplicate license certificate, down, 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 a Bedding registration, submit a completed application to the NYS Department of State, Division of Licensing Services.

Credit Card Authorization Form

FAQs

Do I have to tag my product(s)?

Yes.

New Bedding: A 6 square-inch label must be affixed to new bedding which will contain the phrase "New Material" in prominent print.

Used Bedding: A 15 square-inch yellow label must be affixed to used bedding which contains the phrase "Used Material" in prominent print.

Do used mattresses have to be sanitized?

Regulations established by the Department of State in consultation with the Department of Health, require that all manufacturers, repairers, renovators, rebuilders, or sellers of used bedding must affirm that their products have been sanitized (to be established).

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: Effective November 10, 2022, Licensing Customer Service Center will be closed until further notice. Licensing examinations will continue to be held as scheduledAll examination candidates 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

 

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