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August 13, 2021


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New License Application Types Launches in DOB NOW: BIS Options

Starting September 7, 2021, industry professionals looking to apply for a new license for more than a dozen construction-related roles in New York City, will be required to submit their applications using our online portal DOB NOW. After Friday, August 20, 2021, the Department will no longer accept in-person or by mail paper applications for these license and registration types.

New license and registration types available in DOB NOW: BIS Options will include:

  • Contractors
  • Construction Superintendents
  • Site Safety Coordinators/Managers
  • Master Plumbers
  • Master Electricians
  • Elevator Agency Directors/Inspectors
  • Hoisting Machine Operators
  • Riggers
  • and more!

To obtain a complete list and find out more about the change, read our Service Notice.

To learn more about license renewals, read our License Renewal Application User Guide.

Upcoming Energy Code Webinars

Don't miss out. Our Sustainability team at DOB will be presenting free live webinars in the coming weeks on the 2020 NYC Energy Conservation Code.

Find out more about participating in our Energy Code Performance Pilot Study, where design professionals can help in the development of a new performance-based Energy Code for NYC by testing compliance tools developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Live webinar will be streaming on Friday, August 20, 2021, starting at 11 a.m. EST. Registration link here.

Join us for a review of the 2020 NYC Energy Conservation Code and our compliance How-to Guide for the Code. DOB sustainability experts will discuss requirements for new building envelopes, provide clarification on mechanical and lighting control requirements, and answer your questions. Continuing education credits available for participants. Live webinar will be streaming on Thursday, August 26, 2021, 1 p.m. EST. Registration link here.

Melanie E. La Rocca Commissioner

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