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."
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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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 YouthEngagement@buildings.nyc.gov,
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
Click Here to Reserve Your Spot
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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