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July 23, 2020


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DOB COVID-19 Response Update: License and Permit Expiration Dates

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Buildings has been making sure that permitted work is able to continue while keeping you updated on any guideline changes related to the construction industry. Here are some important changes to practices that were in effect as part of New York City's COVID-19 response:

Now that regular construction work has resumed, licenses/registrations and permits will no longer be automatically extended. All licenses/registrations and permits issued by the Department with an original expiration date on or after August 7, 2020 will expire on that original expiration date per Mayoral Emergency Executive Order No. 134.

Licenses/registrations and permits that were subject to Mayoral Emergency Executive Order No. 107, subsequent orders, and Local Law 57 of 2020, which were automatically extended through August 6, 2020, will expire according to the schedule below. For more information, please review our Service Notice.

Here's What You Need to Know:

Original (Pre-COVID 19) Expiration Dates

Final Extension Date

March 12, 2020 - March 31, 2020

September 30, 2020

April 1, 2020 - April 30, 2020

October 31, 2020

May 1, 2020 - May 31, 2020

November 30, 2020

June 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020

December 31, 2020

July 1, 2020 - August 6, 2020

January 31, 2021

  • Licensees/registrants will be subject to all requirements for renewal applications.

  • All required insurance policies must be maintained during the extended period.

  • Applications to renew licenses/registrations and permits must be submitted on time in accordance with their original term.

  • The expiration of licenses/registrations affects permit expiration dates. Renew your licenses/registrations prior to renewing permits.

  • You can submit a renewal application for a license/registration or permit prior to the new expiration date.

  • Licensees/registrants must satisfy all requirements for renewal before submitting their application.

  • Licenses/registrations expiration dates will be based on their original expiration dates on the next renewal.

The Department strongly encourages any licensees/registrants who are eligible and can satisfy the requirements for renewal of their licenses/registrations and permits to immediately start the process of submitting their applications for renewal.

More information about license/registration renewal requirements can be found at Permits filed in DOB NOW: Build continue to be renewed in DOB NOW. For jobs filed in the Buildings Information System (BIS), permit renewals with no change must be submitted in eFiling. Permit renewals with change (including permits that require an L2) must be dropped off at a borough office.

Service Notice

Melanie E. La Rocca Commissioner

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