Buildings news update

December 10, 2021


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Educational Webinar For Homeowners and Homebuyers

Homeowners and potential buyers are invited to join us on Friday, December 17th for our educational live webinar:

"Project Advocate Outreach: Homeowners / Homebuyers."

This FREE online webinar provides a basic overview of some of the construction requirements that need to be considered when planning for common home improvement and repair projects at your property. Additionally, this event will offer useful tips for homeowners and potential buyers on how to search and locate property records available online from DOB and other city agency websites.

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View past webinars on DOB's YouTube channel

Applications Open For DOB Scholars Program

DOB encourages all aspiring architects, engineers and builders enrolled at City University of New York (CUNY) to sign up for our Spring 2022 DOB Scholars Program!

Open to all matriculated CUNY undergrad and grad students, applications are now being accepted for this 2022 educational seminar series. Students will be able to meet and learn from Department experts about engineering, architecture, sustainability, construction, and law enforcement, and discuss what careers look like in these respective fields.

The program is part of DOB's ongoing commitment to help foster the development of the next generation of New Yorkers who will help design, build and maintain our city's built environment for decades to come.

The deadline to apply is December 17, 2021. Email us at, to learn more and apply.

Gas Piping Inspection Deadline Extended

Hey NYC, did you know the deadlines for mandatory gas piping inspections have been extended for certain Community Districts in all five boroughs?

Building owners in Community Districts 2, 5, 7, 13 and 18 in their borough, will now have until June 30, 2022, to complete their mandatory Local Law 152 of 2016 gas plumbing inspections, which must be conducted at least once every four years. One- and two-family homes are exempt from Local Law 152.

Read Our Service Notice

Check Out DOB's Service Updates Webpage

Sign Up For Our Online Q&A Session Series

Our live bi-weekly online Q&A session for property owners and design professionals is set to continue in Manhattan next week, Tuesday, December 14, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Manhattanites can join to ask their pressing building-related questions, and learn more about city regulations directly from DOB experts.

This event is FREE, but space is limited. Register today!

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Zoning For Accessibility

As of October 7, 2021, all development and enlargement projects in New York City that are within 50 feet of a mass transit station, must comply with updated Zoning Resolution requirements and obtain approval from the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) prior to filing an application with the Department of Buildings.

The change is part of the city's Zoning for Accessibility program, which seeks to make our transit system more accessible.

Read Our Service Notice

MTA's Transit-Oriented Development Program

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