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February 23, 2021


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DOB NOW: Build Expansion Launches on March 1st for New Buildings

and Occupancy

The next major expansion of DOB NOW: Build, for New Buildings and Occupancy, will occur on March 1, 2021. Please read the full Service Notice. DOB is offering free online training to explain the new processes and demonstrate how to use DOB NOW: Build. Design Professionals, Filing Representatives, General Contractors, and other Licensees who have a role in the below applications can register for training on the DOB NOW Training Page. For inquiries regarding DOB NOW, please use the DOB NOW Help Form at

The upcoming DOB NOW: Build expansion will include:

Certificate of Occupancy
Beginning March 1, 2021, all Occupancy requests for BIS and DOB NOW jobs, must be submitted in DOB NOW. Form PW7 will no longer be accepted. (PW7s received by February 26, 2021 will be processed.)

Job Types
Starting on March 1, 2021, the following job types must be submitted in DOB NOW:

  • New Buildings (NB)
  • Alteration-CO (formerly Alt-1)* – alterations that impact Certificate of Occupancy

Temporary BIN (TBIN) Requests
Also effective March 1, 2021, requests for a Temporary Building Identification Number (TBIN) must be submitted through DOB NOW. The BIS Unit will no longer be accepting these requests by email, fax, nor mail.

Less than 1 Week Left to Meet the 40-Hour Site Safety Training Deadline

The deadline for workers on Site Safety Training (SST) construction sites to meet the 40 hours of safety training mandated by Local Law 196 of 2017 is March 1, 2021. DOB encourages workers who have not yet met the SST requirements to obtain the required training as soon as possible in order to continue working on SST sites.

Need to find training? Course seekers can search for training providers using DOB's Approved Course Provider Map which gives the option to filter through course providers by location, the availability of online training, language, and type of training. Course seekers can also meet the training requirements by taking OSHA 10-Hour or 30-Hour classes from an OSHA-certified training provider. Please visit our SST- LL 196 FAQs page for more information on Local Law 196.

For questions about the training requirements, please contact DOB at

2020 Energy Conservation Code Now Available!

The 2020 Energy Conservation Code is out. Get your copy of the 2020 Energy Conservation Code today to find out more about New York City's targeted measures to ensure that the construction of new buildings, additions, and alterations will meet New York City's emissions and sustainability standards.

The new 2020 NYC Energy Conservation Code (NYCECC) was adopted by the New York City Council on March 29th, 2020. The NYCECC aligns with the following New York State provisions:

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Melanie E. La Rocca Commissioner

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