Local Law 196:
Only 30 Days Until the Deadline!
Haven't received the required safety training? Time is running out!
There are only 30 days left before Local Law 196 site safety training
requirements for workers and supervisors go into effect on December 1,
Local Law 196 Safety Training Information Sign Requirements
Site Safety Training
Course Provider Map
Site Safety Construction Map
DOB and FDNY
Partner to Raise Awareness About the Dangers of Illegal Conversions
Earlier this month, in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week, DOB and
FDNY teamed up for a week-long community outreach campaign to warn
residents in the Lower East Side of Manhattan about the dangers of
illegally-converted living spaces.
Email Project Status Updates
Beginning November 15th, 2019, customers can
sign up for free email notifications on the status of construction
projects filed with the Department. Stay tuned for updates and details
on how to sign up.
Buildings Information System
DOB Outreach to Small Business Owners
Staff from DOB's Community Engagement Team have been hitting the streets
to educate NYC small businesses about new rules regarding signage
indicating all-gender access to single-occupancy bathrooms.
Local Law 190 of 2018
Buildings Bulletin 2019-004
DOB issued a Commissioner's Order
revoking the license of Master Electrician Robert Covello following
a trial at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH),
where it was shown that that respondent performed electrical work
prior to obtaining DOB permits, allowed individuals not on payroll
to perform electrical work, failed to have proper Code-required
signage at the business location, and made material false statements
on forms filed with the Department.
$40,000 in total penalties issued to
Safety Registrant Triton Structural Concrete for violations at two
locations in Queens, 4-50 47th Road and 4-44 47th Road. During DOB
inspections of both locations, it was determined that there were no
construction superintendent logs, nor any designated competent
person, present on site at the time.
$52,500 in total fines issued to
Rosemarie Lumley, the owner of 1704 Pitman Avenue, Bronx, for
converting a legal two-family home into an illegal four-family
residential building by creating additional dwelling units on the
first floor and in the cellar without proper permits. It was also
determined that the garage had been illegally converted into a
$25,000 in penalties issued to Tracking
Number Holder R.P. Brennan General Contracting for failure to
safeguard a construction site at 300 Cadman Plaza West, Brooklyn.
DOB inspectors determined that a baker's scaffold was being used by
workers at the site, when one of the workers fell off the unsecured
scaffold and had to be taken to the hospital for their injuries.
$12,500 in penalties issued to Lizeth A.
Padilla, the owner of 34 Roe Street, Staten Island, for illegal
construction work performed at the location without a permit.
Following a fire that occurred in the basement of the building, DOB
inspectors found that an illegal kitchen had been created in the
basement without proper DOB permits.
DOB publishes monthly bulletins detailing
the agency's efforts to sanction and deter bad actors in the
construction industry. You can find this information posted on the
Enforcement Action Bulletin page of our website.
Additional Disciplinary Actions & Voluntary Surrenders
Industry Code of Conduct for Construction Professionals
Sign up for Weather Advisories
Follow DOB on
Changes in Staten Island Records Management Office
Installation or Use of Stand-off Brackets Attached to C-hooks on Suspended Scaffolds Prohibited
Local Law 92 of 2019 and Local Law 94 of 2019: Green and Solar Roof Requirements for New Buildings and Complete Roof Replacements
2014 Construction Code Updates
Update pages are printable
inserts to keep your hard copy Construction Codes up to date.
update pages for the 2014 NYC Construction Codes.
Local Law 147 of 2019 (Int. No. 1619) A Local Law to amend the New York City Charter and the
Administrative Code of the City of New York in relation to greenhouse
Hearings + Rules
1 RCNY 103-06 Amendment of Annual Reporting Requirements for Energy and Water Use
Hearing date: 11/25/19 at 10:00 AM @ 280 Broadway, 3rd Floor Conference
1 RCNY 104-12 Qualifications for Performing Gas Work
Hearing date: 02/14/19 at 10:00 AM @ Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street, 1st
1 RCNY 908-01 Amendment of Rules Relating to Carbon Monoxide
Promulgated Effective Date 11/09/19
All Department Rules
2019-008: This bulletin clarifies zoning and construction code requirements for
escape room establishments in buildings or portions thereof.
2019-009: This bulletin clarifies the applicability of zoning floor areas to
mechanical equipment floor spaces and other unused or inaccessible
spaces in buildings.
2019-010: This bulletin clarifies the green roof and solar requirements for new
and existing buildings under Local Laws 92 and 94 of 2019 (LL 92/2019,
All Buildings Bulletins
Outdoor Advertising Registration
After Hours Variances (AHV)
Training Modules & Technical Assistance
Scheduling an Appointment
Project Advocate Program
SST Background, Requirements, & Reports
DOB Now Feedback Sessions
Resolving Violations: DOB
General Local Law 87 Questions
Online Energy Audit Template Tool Questions
Energy Code Forms
Building Systems Installation & Modifications: Electrical Systems
Department Approved Course Providers
Department Approved Course Provider Application
Appointments Required for Licensing Applications
Approved Agencies to Qualify Pipe Welders
Obtain a: Site Safety Coordinator Certification
The Mayor's Office of
Sustainability (MOS) and NYC HPD, will be hosting Multifamily
Workshop: Options for Low Carbon Heat on November 14th to provide
information to developers and contractors unable to obtain firm gas
connections in Brooklyn and Queens. The event will focus on solutions
for new multifamily construction in Brooklyn and Queens (both subsidized
and market rate).
Check out the invitation for more information and to RSVP.