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May 17, 2021


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DOB NOW: Build: TPA Filings Resume + New BIS Schedule of Occupancy & Certificate of Occupancy Features

Temporary Place of Assembly Filings Resume
Effective today, May 17th, DOB will resume accepting submissions of Temporary Place of Assembly (TPA) filings in DOB NOW: Build. Please read our Service Notice.

New TPA Certificates of Operation will be issued on the condition that the occupancy of the event conforms to all current and applicable New York State: NY Forward Guidelines, including, but not limited to, occupancy limits and social distancing requirements.

Please keep in mind that issuance of a TPA by DOB is not an approval of the event, and responsibility for compliance with the guidelines is up to the applicant/organizer.

Visit the DOB NOW: Build Temporary Place of Assembly Resources page for a step-by-step guide and FAQs.

BIS Schedule of Occupancy and Certificate of Occupancy
Also effective today, DOB NOW: Build will be updated with a Correction feature for BIS Schedule of Occupancy requests and expanded capability for entering job reference numbers. Certificate of Occupancy requests will be fee exempt when applicable.

See our Service Notice for detailed information regarding these changes.

Check out the DOB NOW training page to sign up for a Q&A session held Tuesdays from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and to view FAQs and other training resources.

Owner Notification of Start of Work in DOB NOW

Starting today, for applications for work requiring a Tenant Protection Plan filed in DOB NOW, the owner must notify the Department of Buildings in DOB NOW: Build.

Notification must continue being submitted at least 72 hours before starting work requiring a TPP.

Please see our Service Notice for more details and read more about Local Law 154 of 2017 for further information on this notification requirement

Jobs filed in the Buildings Information System (BIS)
For jobs filed in BIS, owners should continue to notify DOB of the start of work through the Owner Notification form at

Sign Up for the COVID-19 Vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and free. All New Yorkers 12 and older are eligible for the vaccine and now you can get one without an appointment. Why not get vaccinated today?

To find a walk-up site near you, visit:

If you want to sign up in advance there are a number of ways you can do so.

To make an appointment online, visit:

To schedule an appointment by phone, call:

  • 877-VAX-4NYC

For the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccine, check out the NYC Vaccine Command Center.

Melanie E. La Rocca Commissioner

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