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
"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,
resulting from violations issued by DOB;
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