DOB NOW: Build


In accordance with the technology enhancements outlined in our Building One City Plan, DOB NOW: Build is our new online portal for registered users to submit their jobs with the Department.  Professional Engineers (PE), Registered Architects (RA), Licensees, Special Inspectors, Progress Inspectors, Filing Representatives and Owners may use DOB NOW: Build to submit jobs to the Department in the following areas:

  • Plumbing
  • Sprinklers
  • Standpipes

Job submissions for plumbing, sprinkler, and standpipe work types may be submitted in the borough offices, through eFiling, or through DOB NOW: Build.  You must be registered in eFiling to log into DOB NOW: Build.

Register in eFiling, today!

Log into DOB NOW: Build

Key Changes for DOB NOW Plumbing, Sprinkler and Standpipe Filings

  • For applications filed in DOB NOW, initial and renewal Plumbing, Sprinkler and Standpipe permits must be pulled online.
  • Plumbing, Sprinkler and Standpipe jobs filed in DOB NOW will not appear in BIS.
  • System-generated emails will be sent to applicants, filing representatives, owners and contractors at critical milestones in the filing process.
  • Plans and associated Required Documents can only be submitted electronically.
  • Appointments must be requested online. Meetings will be conducted virtually using GoToMeeting. No in-person appointments will be granted.
  • Payments can only be made online.
  • After Hour Variance permits are requested and issued against individual permits online.
  • Letter of Completion can be emailed and issued online.

Register for an Industry Information Session to learn how to navigate DOB NOW: Build.

After registering for an account in eFiling, you can use DOB NOW: Build to:

  • File jobs and submit fees online
  • View and search information related to your Jobs & Permits
  • Upload documents
  • View objections
  • Schedule and review objections with a plan examiner in a virtual meeting
  • Receive emails at milestones throughout the application process
  • File Post Approval Amendments
  • Make Corrections
  • Pull and print After Hour Variances
  • Pull and print work permits
  • Receive email with Letter of Completion.

To learn more about DOB Now: Build, view our DOB NOW: Build General Information Presentation.  To stay up-to-date on DOB Now: Build, subscribe to Buildings News as well as regularly check this website for updates.


Helpful Links

  • DPL-1 Form (Design Professional/Licensee Seal and Signature Form)