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June 2, 2021


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Update: New Document Requirements for All Permits Launching in DOB NOW: Build Postponed until June 30, 2021

Update: All applications, except for Limited Alteration Applications (LAA), electrical and elevator jobs, as well jobs for government owned properties, will require a Property Ownership Certification form in order to proceed with a permit request in DOB NOW: Build starting June 30, 2021. This is an update to the previous starting date of June 1, 2021. Read the Service Notice. As a reminder, as required by Local Law 160 of 2017, the following must be provided on the form:

  • The name and business address of each owner of the property;

  • A list of the properties in New York City owned by each owner; and

  • Whether each owner owes covered arrears to the City for each property and the amount of the covered arrears owed.

If the owners own more properties than can be listed on the Property Ownership Certification form, they should use the Supplemental Property Ownership Certification form.

For DOB NOW questions, please use the DOB NOW Help Form at

Sweep of Construction Sites for Safety Violations

Yesterday, DOB announced the mobilization of teams of DOB enforcement inspectors across the five boroughs to perform safety sweeps of the city's larger and more complex construction sites, to ensure that they are safe for both workers and the public. While performing these zero tolerance sweeps, DOB inspectors will issue enforcement actions if they observe any safety violations and will shut down sites if they find serious safety lapses.

Our inspectors and community engagement teams will also be distributing "Worker Alert" safety information at construction sites on the dangers of worker falls. In the last two weeks, three construction workers in New York City lost their lives in separate work-related incidents. Two of these fatal incidents were the result of worker falls. These three incidents are still under investigation by the Department and our partners in law enforcement.

During this sweep, DOB inspectors will be conducting site visits at thousands of construction work sites in neighborhoods across the city. Contractors who are found to be putting their workers at risk by flouting safety regulations could face penalties of up to $25,000 for each construction safety violation.

Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine Today!

The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and free. All New Yorkers 16 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

Melanie E. La Rocca Commissioner

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