Permit Denials for Property Owners with $25,000 or More Owed to the
City of New York
As of March 1,
2021, as required by
Local Law 160 of 2017,
the Department will deny New Building and Alteration-CO permits
in DOB NOW if $25,000 or more in covered arrears is owed to New
York City with respect to the property for which the permit is
being sought, or the owners of the property together owe $25,000
or more in covered arrears to the City. Please read our Service
"Covered arrears" may include any of the following that are not
currently in the appeals process:
civil penalties, or judgments entered by a court or OATH;
past due fees or other charges assessed by DOB.
Owners will have to answer the following two questions in the
Owner's Attestation on Plan/Work (PW1) applications in DOB NOW: Build:
or more in covered arrears, that are not currently in the
appeals process, owed to the City with respect to the
property for which the permit is being sought?
Do the owners
of the property owe, in aggregate, $25,000 or more in
covered arrears to the City?
Owners who answer
'Yes' to one or both of the questions will not be allowed
to request a permit in DOB NOW: Build for a New Building
or Alteration-CO filing unless they certify that one of the
exceptions listed in
Local Law 160 of 2017 applies.
For DOB NOW
inquiries or support, please use the DOB NOW Help Form at
Filing Updates for Minor Plan Changes & Structural and Foundation Work
Changes Require a Post Approval Amendment
Starting Monday, March 15, 2021, all minor plan
changes for jobs after approval must be submitted as a Post
Approval Amendment. Read the full
BIS Jobs: An AI1 form for minor plan changes cannot
be submitted in eFiling for jobs after approval unless
it is submitted as a Post Approval Amendment (PAA). You
will have to submit a PW1 with an
AI1 Additional Information form that specifies that the
submission is part of a PAA and specify the plan
NOW Jobs: An AI1 for minor plan changes cannot be
submitted to the
DOB help form for jobs after approval. You will have to submit a Post
Approval Amendment (PAA) in DOB NOW.
DOB NOW resources, visit the
DOB Industry page.
Build Structural and Foundation Work Type Guidelines
The recent upgrade and expansion of DOB NOW: Build
now allows for all structural and foundation work to be
filed under the structural or foundation work types. The
Interim Guidelines for Structural Work Type Filing no longer applies
and has been cancelled.
specific scopes of work, inspections, and subcategories
DOB NOW that can be selected regardless of project size, please
review the Service Notice.
DOB NOW Training Page to register for training and to access step-by-step guides,
FAQs, user manuals, and videos. For questions, please submit
an inquiry at www.nyc.gov/dobhelp.
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