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July 2016

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DOB Launches Elevator Safety Campaign

On July 5th, the Department launched a public safety campaign to remind New Yorkers that if stuck in an elevator, the safest place to be is inside the car.

Though elevators are among the safest forms of transportation, you still need to use common sense when riding in an elevator.

Last year two New Yorkers were fatally injured trying to escape stalled elevator cars. Once again, if you're stuck, stay safe by remaining inside the car until help arrives.

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DOB NOW Components Launch

Beginning July 25th, job submissions for plumbing and sprinkler work types may be submitted through DOB NOW: Build, as well as in our borough offices and through eFiling.

You must be registered in eFiling to log into DOB NOW: Build.

DOB NOW: Build Information Sessions for Plumbing and Sprinkler Job Filings

DOB NOW: Build Frequently Asked Questions

DOB NOW: Build Training Manuals & Resources

DOB NOW: Build Instructional Videos

DOB NOW: Build DPL-1 Design Professional/Licensee Seal and Signature Form

DOB NOW: Safety is our new online portal for registered users to submit their compliance filings with the Department.

Starting on September 12, 2016, licensees, filing representatives, Registered Architects, Professional Engineers and owners will be required to use DOB NOW: Safety to submit their façade compliance filings to the Department.

You must be registered in eFiling to log into DOB NOW: Safety.

DOB NOW: Safety Information Sessions for Façades Compliance Filings

Disciplinary Cases

  • A filing representative’s registration was suspended for one month for unprofessional conduct.

  • A filing representative was cited for negligence and incompetence due to scheduling numerous appointments with plan examiners, but being unprepared and lacking necessary documents to resolve objections at each meeting. A Class-1 violation was imposed and he was fined $1,600. The Department denied the filing representative their registration renewal request.

  • A registered filing representative was cited for negligence and incompetence based on having missed a high number of appointments with plan examiners.

  • A master plumber and fire suppression contractor was disciplined for failure to have workers on the company payroll, for failure to personally sign and seal applications, and for making false and misleading statements to investigators. He was fined $10,000 for the misconduct.

Additional Disciplinary Actions & Voluntary Surrenders

Industry Code of Conduct for Construction Professionals

July Press Releases

Manhattan DA's Office, DOB, and Other City Agencies Announce Charges Against Landlord, Property Manager, and Contractor for Creating Life-Threatening Conditions at East Harlem Apartment Building 07.26.16

Elevator Safety Campaign 07.05.16

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Top Elevator Offenders


Service Updates

DOB NOW: Safety

(Upcoming Change)
Façade Job Filings Online Only

DOB NOW: Safety

(Upcoming Change)
Façade Job Filings No Longer Available for Review in BIS

B-SCAN Job Stickers (Reminder)
Printing Not Permitted

Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO)
Change in Payment Location

UPK Projects
New Inspection Request Process

Buildings Bulletins

Buildings Bulletins represent the official policies of the Department. Users may perform a key word search to obtain relevant bulletins.

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Hearings + Rules

Classification of Violations

1 RCNY 102-01 Amendment proposes to add new and update existing infractions related to construction safety.

Public Hearing 08.19.16 @10am
280 Broadway, 3rd Floor Conference Room

All Department Rules

2014 Construction Code Updates

Update Page # 14 reflects changes made by Local Law 101 of 2015 (effective 07.01.16), adding notice to the Department of Housing Preservation and Development for certain elevator-related violations. Local Law 101 of 2015 also amends the New York City Housing Maintenance Code.

Update Pages are printable inserts to keep your hard copy Construction Codes up to date.

All Update Pages for the 2014 NYC Construction Codes.

Code Notes

Plumbing Systems (New!)

Sprinkler Systems (New!)

Retail (New!)

All Code Notes

Licensing Updates

How to Obtain a Master & Special Electrical License

Form LIC41

Form LIC42

How to Become a Class 2 Code & Zoning Representative

Licensing Insurance Guidelines

Course Provider Application

Department Approved Courses Provider List

Website Updates

Construction Safety Conference Presentations

DPL-1 Design Professional/Licensee Seal and Signature Form for DOB NOW

Current Job Postings

Hoists & Rigging Inspector

Space Planning Coordinator

Senior Database Developer

Director of Predictive Analytics

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Did You Know


Bill de Blasio, Mayor

Rick D. Chandler, P.E., Commissioner

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