Plumbing Questions? Ask a Plumber for Answers ASAP
My research shows that within the city of New York, you must hire a licensed plumber to install the meter. The plumber will pull the permit and do the actual job, then there is some type of reimbursement plan with the city's water billing dept.
My suggestion is to call a local New York area plumbing company for exact information.
Hope this has been a help.