Introducing DOB NOW!
DOB NOW provides robust online accounts, making it easier to submit applications, make payments, schedule appointments, check the status of an application or inspection, pull permits and make renewals. DOB NOW will be released in phases throughout 2016 and 2017 with four main components:
Independent Review Provides Twenty-Three Crane Safety Recommendations
The Crane Technical Working Group, comprised of experts in engineering and government, was established by Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Chandler following the Tribeca crane collapse in February.
The Technical Working Group consulted with stakeholders across the construction industry and workforce as it crafted its recommendations. The Group's independent review, released on June 10th, examines the present state of cranes, the existing New York City regulatory and enforcement framework, national and international crane regulations, and best practices from other jurisdictions and industries. The report identifies areas of existing New York City regulation that can be strengthened to ensure that New York City continues to have the most robust crane regulations in the nation.
Code Notes cover an array of construction projects for both residential and commercial properties. Each Code Note explains the necessary filings, applicable Codes and zoning, relevant bulletins, directives and memos for some of the most applied for construction projects in New York City.
June Press Releases
Current Job Postings
B-SCAN Job Stickers
of Occupancy (TCO)
Superintendent Rule Revision
LL 87/09 Energy
Audits & Retro-commissioning
Shed and Scaffold
Insurance Form (PGL1)
Enforcement Unit (AEU)
PER11 Pilot Program
Buildings Bulletins represent the official policies of the Department. Users may perform a key word search to obtain relevant bulletins.
Hearings + Rules
1 RCNY 104-26 proposes to add a new Section 104-26 to Subchapter D of Chapter 100 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York, which will allow DOB licensees to deactivate their licenses while remaining active in their respective trades.
Public Hearing 07.08.16
Zoning Resolution/ Construction Codes Determination Requests+Appeals
1 RCNY 101-03 proposes to add fees for Zoning Resolution or Construction Codes Determination requests and appeals submitted to DOB.
Public Hearing 07.19.16
Solar Tax Abatements
1 RCNY 105-02 Amendment streamlines the application process for solar electric generating system tax abatements, especially regarding electrical plans and electrical and construction sign-off.
1 RCNY 3301-02 promotes public safety by requiring construction superintendents to supervise construction on a greater range of jobs. This rule repeals Chapter 48 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York.
2014 Construction Code Updates
Update Pages are printable inserts to keep your hard copy Construction Codes up to date.
All Update Pages for the 2014 NYC Construction Codes.
Did You Know
Synopses of each unit's responsibilities including contact information is available on our website!
Bill de Blasio, Mayor
Rick D. Chandler, P.E., Commissioner
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