DOB NOW: Build Requirement for Building Plan Submissions
Effective April 9, 2018, all building plans submitted in DOB NOW: Build will be required to include the DOB NOW job number, with the extension that indicates initial (I1), amendment (P1) or subsequent (S1) etc., on the lower right hand side of each drawing sheet.
NEW Permit Fees for New Buildings and Alteration Filings
Effective March 5, 2018, new permit fees specified in Local Law 56 of 2016 will be programmed in the Department systems.
Master and Special Electrician Original and Renewal License Applicants Subject to OATH/ECB Civil Penalties Review
In compliance with Local Law 47 of 2016, a Master or Special Electrician license will not be issued or renewed if the applicant owes penalties imposed by the NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings/Environmental Control Board (OATH/ECB), as well as other fines or penalties payable to the City of New York (City).
Change to DOB NOW Payment Screens
Beginning on February 12, 2018, the third-party payment provider for DOB NOW: Build and DOB NOW: Safety is changing as mandated by the New York City Department of Finance.
Local Law 196 of 2017: Construction Safety Training
Local Law 196 of 2017 requires workers and supervisors at certain construction sites receive safety training. The safety training requirements will be phased-in in three parts beginning on March 1, 2018, with full training being required no later than September 1, 2020.
Local Law 188 of 2017: Real Time Enforcement for Occupied Multiple Dwellings
Beginning January 28, 2018, Owners of occupied multiple dwellings are required to complete an online notification form to notify the Department in writing at least 72 hours before beginning work.
Amendments to Electrical Job Filings (ED16A)
Amendments to ED16As filed before December 4, 2017 will be processed through eFiling for a 90-day period ending on April 1, 2018.
New York City Electrical Code Revision Committee Accepting Applications for Members
The Department is seeking applicants to serve on the 2018 Electrical Code Revision Committee. To be considered for committee membership, a completed application must be signed and submitted, including all required documentation, to the Department by February 9, 2018.
LOCAL LAW 133/16: Benchmarking Compliance for Mid-size Buildings
Local Law 133/16 requires owners of applicable, mixed-use and residential buildings to submit energy and water consumption data to the City annually.
Plumbing, Fire Suppression and Electrical License Boards: Accepting Applications for Members
The Department is seeking electrical and plumbing experts to serve on the 2018 Master Plumbers & Master Fire Suppression Piping Contractors License Board and the 2018 Master and Special Electrician License Board. The application deadline to be considered for participation is February 16, 2018.
Review Fees for Construction Codes Determinations and Zoning Resolution Determinations
Effective January 28, 2018, Construction Codes Determination (CCD1) requests and Zoning Resolution Determination (ZRD1) requests submitted to the Department for review are subject to the following fees per §28-112.2 of the NYC Administrative Code, and the Rules of the Department 1RCNY 101-03.
REQUIREMENT: Plumbing NB/Alt-1 Certificate of Occupancy and Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Sign-off Submission in DOB NOW: Inspections
Beginning January 16, 2018, paper requests for plumbing sign-off for NB/Alt1 Certificate of Occupancy (CO) and Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) will not be accepted in the borough offices. Requests must be submitted through DOB NOW: Inspections.
NEW REQUIREMENT: Place of Assembly Inspection Requests for Emergency Lighting Documents to be Uploaded in DOB NOW: Inspections
Beginning January 16, 2018, the Electrician’s Emergency Lighting Letter and the Emergency Lighting (TR1) must be uploaded in DOB NOW: Inspections to request a Place of Assembly inspection.
REQUIREMENT: Electrical NB/Alt-1 Certificate of Occupancy Sign-off Submission in DOB NOW: Inspections
Beginning January 16, 2018, paper requests for electrical sign-off for Electrical NB/Alt-1 Certificate of Occupancy (CO) will not be accepted in the borough offices. Users associated with a job record (owners, licensed professionals and delegates) must submit requests in DOB NOW: Inspections.
Civil Penalties Increased for Work Without a Permit
Recent legislation, on December 28, 2017, has increased the civil penalties for Work Without a Permit violations.
Civil Penalties Increased for Violation of a Stop Work Order (SWO)
Recent legislation, on December 28, 2017, has increased the civil penalties for Stop Work Order violations.
Construction Safety Training: Information Sessions for Local Law 196 of 2017
The Department will host periodic information sessions to provide guidance of Local Law 196 of 2017 requirements. Local Law 196 of 2017 will require workers at various types of construction sites receive site safety training. Due to space limitations, advance registration is mandatory for all attendees.
DOB NOW: Build Information Sessions for Electrical Job Filings
The Department will host information sessions in January to demonstrate the DOB NOW: Build online system which launched December 4, 2017 for Electrical filings. Due to space limitations, advance registration is mandatory for all attendees.