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DOB NOW:  Build, Safety, Inspections


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What is 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.

How to access DOB NOW?

You must be registered in eFiling to use DOB NOW.

What is DOB NOW: Build?

DOB NOW: Build is our new online portal for registered users to submit their jobs with the Department.

What is DOB NOW: Safety?

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

What is DOB NOW: Inspections?

DOB NOW: Inspections provides online scheduling for virtually all inspections, making it easier to schedule inspection appointments, offer more precise inspection scheduling and improve inspection tracking and notifications.

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New York State Floodplain Management Training

The Buildings Department is hosting the New York City Floodplain Management Training, one in a series of trainings across the state presented by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Continuing education credits are available.

Learn More

Licensing Updates

Department Approved Courses Provider List

Site Safety Manager Certification

Form LIC2

Form LIC3

Form LIC33

Making Changes to Electrical License

Master Plumbers & Master Fire Suppression Piping Contractor

Website Updates

Adhesive Anchor Installer Certification Program

Curb Cuts

Form ST-1 - Street Tree Checklist

Energy Conservation Code

DOB NOW: Safety Resources

Easement & Restrictive Declaration Forms

Registered Outdoor Companies

Registration Outdoor Affiliates

Form TR1

August Press Releases

DOB Advises Property Owners & Contractors to Take Precautionary Measures & Eliminate Standing Water 08.11.16

Buildings Department Launches DOB NOW Program to Modernize Agency 08.09.16

Disciplinary Actions & Voluntary Surrenders

Job Postings

Sign up for Weather Alerts


Service Updates

DOB NOW: Inspections
(Upcoming Change)

Builder Pavement Plans or Checklist in Lieu of Plans

Permit Fees for New Buildings & Alterations
New Fee Changes Pending System Update

Construction Superintendent
Expanded Scope of Work & Duties

Ambulatory Health Care & Animal Service Facilities
Sprinkler Systems Required

PER 11 Manual Appointment Request Form
Accepted by Email Only

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

2016-013: Rescinds Buildings Bulletin 2014-025 because NYS General City Law (GCL §36) was recently amended.

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

All Buildings Bulletins

Local Laws

Local Law 91 of 2016 (Int. No. 1169-A) was signed by Mayor de Blasio on 08.03.16 enacting the 2016 New York City Energy Conservation Code (2016 NYCECC).

Local Law 91 of 2016 conforms the New York City Energy Conservation Code to the New York State Energy Code with amendments unique to construction in the city.

Local Law 91 of 2016 has an effective date of 10.03.16.

Applications filed on or after 10.03.16 will be subject to the 2016 NYCECC.

Complete applications filed on or before 10.02.16 will be subject to the 2014 NYCECC.

NOTE: Complete applications are those that meet the submittal requirements of Buildings Bulletin 2014-015 and include a complete energy analysis.

Hearings + Rules

Rules promulgated by the Department

1 RCNY 18-01 Repeal, 1 RCNY 39-01 Repeal, 1 RCNY 101-01 Repeal, 1 RCNY 3606-04 Repeal & 1 RCNY 6008-01 Repeal (effective 08.12.16), repeal rules where the subject matter is now addressed in the New York City Construction Codes.

All Department Rules

2014 Construction Code Updates

Update Page # 15 reflects changes made by Local Laws 54 of 2016 and Local Law 59 of 2016 (effective 08.08.16), in relation to civil and criminal penalties for violations received after a disaster and violations resulting from certain work done in response to a natural or man-made disaster.

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


All Code Notes

Did You Know

The Department publishes weekly and monthly statistical reports containing detailed job filings information for new buildings, alterations, permit issuance, signs, complaints and dispositions.

Bill de Blasio, Mayor

Rick D. Chandler, P.E., Commissioner

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