DOB Drone Report Lands in NYC
DOB report seeks to take building safety to new heights,
by exploring the potential use of drones for building
This comprehensive agency report provides a deep dive
into the regulatory landscape affecting unmanned
aircraft systems use in New York City, the use of drones
in other jurisdictions, and how drones can potentially
be used to aid in safety inspections throughout the five
"It is imperative that we continue to embrace the latest
technologies and innovations in support of our mission
to protect our fellow New Yorkers," said Commissioner
Melanie E. La Rocca. "Our report is the product of
intensive research by DOB experts, and finds that when
combined with traditional hands-on examinations, the
effective use of drones could potentially result in more
comprehensive building inspections, resulting in reduced
inefficiencies and a safer New York City."
Read the Drone Report
Read our Press Release
New Inspection Requirements for Parking Structures
beginning of next year, owners of parking structures in
New York City will be required to hire a state licensed
and registered professional engineer to inspect their
structures at least once every six years, and file a
report with the Department of Buildings documenting the
results of the inspection.
The first inspection cycle is anticipated to start
January 1st, 2022, and end December 31, 2023. Owners of
parking structures located within Community Districts 1
through 7 in Manhattan will be required to have parking
structures inspected and file the required report with
Read the Service Update
Reduce Your OATH/ECB Judgments with NYC FAIRER Program
Yorkers who are seeking to take care of unpaid OATH and
Environmental Control Board (ECB) judgments are in luck,
because the City is offering the opportunity to have
those judgments reduced by up to 75%.
Offered through the through
NYC Department of Finance's FAIRER (Fine and Interest
Reduction Enabling Recovery) Program, this
program allows you to pay a reduced amount for eligible
OATH judgments, if the violations are
certified as corrected with DOB.
The FAIRER Program runs through December 20, 2021 and is
open to any individual or business named on a
city-issued OATH/ECB violation. For questions about a
DOB-issued violation, contact the Department's
Administrative Enforcement Unit at (212) 393-2405 or
Get your COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Shot Today!
With the holiday season in full swing, DOB would like to
remind everyone that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe,
effective, free, and is now your "Key to NYC."
As of August 17, New Yorkers need to show proof of
vaccination for indoor dining, fitness, entertainment
and performance venues in the city. Find
more information about Key to NYC.
All New Yorkers aged 5 and older are eligible for the vaccine and you can get
yours without an appointment. Vaccine booster shots are
also now available for all fully vaccinated people aged
18 and older.
Find a walk-up vaccination site near you.