Cranes & Derricks

 

The Cranes & Derricks Unit (C&D) oversees the design, installation, and safe operation of equipment used for hoisting or lifting purposes. The Unit does not regulate equipment installed on water.

Contact the C&D Unit at:
280 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10007
9:00 am to 3:00 pm (M-F)
(212) 393-2411

  • To report an incident or accident involving a crane or derrick, call C&D at (212) 393-2127.
  • To schedule an appointment for Crane Inspections, Stop Work Order (SWO) re-inspections, or confirmation numbers and notifications, call (212) 393-2662.
  • To schedule an appointment with a Plan Examiner, call (212) 393-2550.
  • For general Cranes & Derricks questions, call (212) 393-2411.

Plan Examination Appointments
To schedule a Plan Exam Appointment call (212) 393-2550. Appointments are available 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and must be made 24 hours in advance. Walk-in appointments are not available.

Provide the following required information to make an appointment:
  • Attendee name
  • Company name
  • Building/site location
  • Crane Notice number (CN#) or Special Rigger number (SR#)

Appointment Duration

Special Rigger 15 minute appointment
Crane Notification Single Appointment (1 hour)
Double Appointment (2 hours)


Cancellation/Reschedule
To change or cancel your appointment, you must notify the Department 24 hours in advance.

Personnel & Tower Material Hoists

Personnel and Tower Material hoists are regulated by the Department’s Elevator Unit.

Outrigger Beams & C-Hooks

When using Outrigger Beams or C-Hooks, a CD5 Form must be filed with the Department by a NYC Licensed Rigger (Master or Special) and 24 to 48-hour notice must be given before installation. Contact the C&D Unit at (212) 393-2550.

Industry Notice

 

Service Notices & Updates


Licensing

Please refer to the Licensing section of our website for all issues and questions concerning the licensing of Crane Operators.

Regulations

2008 NYC Construction Codes:
  • Chapter 4, Article 404, Rigger License
  • Chapter 4, Article 405, Hoisting Machine Operator License
  • Chapter 33, Subchapter 3319

Local Laws:

Additional Important Regulations:

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