Contractor Guidelines for the Build It Back Repair Program

The Department of Buildings offers inspections for Build it Back properties. Contractors wishing to schedule inspections, should refer to the following procedures to set up appointments:

Plumbing Inspections
To schedule a plumbing inspection, call (212) 393-2550 and provide your Build it Back registration number. You will be given a confirmation number. You must then email DOB at BIBinspections@buildings.nyc.gov.  In your email, include "Plumbing Inspection Request" in the subject line. In the body of the email, provide:
  • All contact information (contact person, company name, phone number, and email address)
  • Location information (borough, job address, BIN)
  • Job number
  • Build it Back registration number
  • DOB confirmation number
Construction and Electrical Inspections
To schedule an appointment, email BIBinspections@buildings.nyc.gov. In your email, include either "Construction Inspection Request" or "Electrical Inspection Request" in the subject line. In the body of the email, provide:
  • All contact information (contact person, company name, phone number, and email address)
  • Location information (borough, job address, and BIN)
  • Job number or electrical application number
  • Build it Back registration number
Boiler Inspections
To schedule a boiler inspection, submit an online inspection request using the Boiler Appointment Form, then email BIBinspections@buildings.nyc.gov. In your email, include "Boiler Inspection Request"  in the subject line.  In the body of the email, provide:
  • All contact information (contact person, company name, phone number, and email address)
  • Location information (borough, job address, and BIN)
  • Application number
  • Build it Back registration number
The Department of Buildings will send you an appointment confirmation within 2 days of receiving your email. The scheduled date will be within 10 days of the receipt of your inspection request. 

Contractors must work with the property owner to provide access to the inspector.