Inspections – Frequently Asked Questions


  1. How do I make an appointment for a Plumbing inspection?
  2. How do I make an appointment for an electrical, elevator or construction inspection?
  3. I have a question about a bill I received for an annual marquee permit, annual illuminated sign permit, place of assembly inspection fee, boiler inspection fee, or elevator inspection fee. Who do I contact?
  4. What is a Site Safety inspection?
  5. I received a missed appointment/unprepared notice. Where do I pay the $200 penalty and request a re-inspection?
  6. I haven’t received my Place of Assembly annual inspection of Fire Department Place of Assembly Permit renewal yet. Who should I contact?
  7. How do I request a Boiler Division inspection for sign offs on new boiler installations, replacements or minor alterations/repairs?
  8. Where do I obtain an Online Construction Appointment Request Form?
  9. How do I request an electrical inspection appointment online?
  10. How do I request an appointment with Special Enforcement Program (SEP) staff?
  11. Where can I obtain information on After-Hours Inspection: Phase Two?


1. How do I make an appointment for a Plumbing inspection?

Inspection requests should be made through DOB Now: Inspections. See DOB NOW for more information.

[Back to Top]

2. How do I make an appointment for an electrical, elevator or construction inspection?

Inspection requests should be made through DOB NOW: Inspections. See DOB NOW for more information.

[Back to Top]

3. I have a question about a bill I received for an annual marquee permit, annual illuminated sign permit, place of assembly inspection fee, boiler inspection fee, or elevator inspection fee. Who do I contact?

Contact the Department’s Central Filing and Billing Unit at: (212) 393-2252
Located at 280 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10007

[Back to Top]

4. What is a Site Safety inspection?

Site Safety is the inspection of new building construction for high rises of 15 stories or 200 feet and taller, or lot coverage of 100,000 square feet or more. The BEST Squad often inspects Site Safety buildings. Buildings that are not covered by Site Safety regulations are usually inspected by Department of Buildings’ borough construction inspectors.

[Back to Top]

5. I received a missed appointment/unprepared notice. Where do I pay the $200 penalty and request a re-inspection?

In order to schedule a new appointment, the $200.00 penalty must be paid: at:

Elevator Division
280 Broadway
New York, NY 10007

General inquires: elevatordivision@buildings.nyc.gov
Customer Service: (212) 393-2144

[Back to Top]

6. I haven’t received my Place of Assembly annual inspection of Fire Department Place of Assembly Permit renewal yet. Who should I contact?

Contact the New York City Fire Department. Call 311 to obtain the correct telephone number.

[Back to Top]

7. How do I request a Boiler Division inspection for sign offs on new boiler installations, replacements or minor alterations/repairs?

Inspection requests should be made through DOB NOW: Inspections. See DOB: NOW for more information and to begin using DOB NOW: Inspections.

[Back to Top]

8. Where do I obtain an Online Construction Appointment Request Form?

Inspection requests should be made through DOB NOW: Inspections. See DOB: NOW for more information and to begin using DOB NOW: Inspections.

[Back to Top]

9. How do I request an electrical inspection appointment online?

Inspection requests should be made through DOB NOW: Inspections. See DOB: NOW for more information and to begin using DOB NOW: Inspections.

[Back to Top]

10. How do I request an appointment with Special Enforcement Program (SEP) staff?

You can request an appointment with the Special Enforcement Program (SEP) staff by downloading and submitting a Professional Certification Audits and Inspections Appointment Request Form.

[Back to Top]

11. Where can I obtain information on After-Hours Inspection: Phase Two?

Effective immediately, the Department of Buildings is expanding the after-hour inspection initiative for development projects enrolled in the High Rise Program to include all permitted projects in the Bronx. Learn More about After-Hours Inspection: Phase Two.

[Back to Top]