DOB NOW provides robust online accounts, making it easier to submit applications, make payments, schedule appointments, check the status of an application or inspection, pull permits, and make renewals.

  • DOB NOW: Inspections  is the new name for Inspection Ready. All current functionality remains the same for online scheduling, tracking, and notifications as well as enforcement and development inspections.
  • DOB NOW: Build will include job filings, permits, and Letters of Completion. This new online job filing and permit portal is NOW LIVE for plumbing, sprinkler and standpipe job filings.
  • DOB NOW: Safety includes all compliance filings (façades, elevators, boilers). This new online compliance filing portal is NOW LIVE for façade compliance filings.
  • DOB NOW: Licensing will allow for online exam filing, issuance, and renewal for Licensees. Set to go live in 2017.      

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Industry Code of Conduct

The Department of Buildings (DOB) strives to ensure the safe and lawful use of approximately one million buildings and properties in New York City by enforcing the City's Building Code, among other laws.

To help foster integrity in the construction industry, DOB created this Code of Conduct specifically for industry professionals and others who conduct business with the Department. Professional Engineers (PE) and Registered Architects (RA), Licensees and Registrants, Code and Zoning Representatives, Property Owners and workers should use this as a guide when conducting business with DOB employees.

As the Department strives to facilitate safe and compliant development that supports our economy and revitalizes our neighborhoods, your obligation is to conduct business with the Department in a lawful, honest, and professional manner. Together our work maintains the vibrancy of New York City's buildings and properties.

Read the Department's Industry Code of Conduct


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