Dear DOB Community:

I am pleased to share with you the new releases that are coming to DOB NOW, the self-service online tool for doing business with the Department of Buildings. On October 16, 2017 we are launching Sidewalk Shed, Fence, Supported Scaffold & Sign filings in DOB NOW: Build. In addition, these are the releases coming in the months ahead:

Upcoming Releases and Information Sessions

DOB Violations for Elevators - launches November 20, 2017

All new Elevator DOB Violation re-inspection requests are required to be submitted in
DOB NOW: Inspections.

Electrical job filings - launches December 4, 2017

Electrical job filings that require submission to the Electrical Advisory Board will still be processed in-person or through eFiling.

Elevator job filings - launches December 11, 2017

All new Elevator Application filings are required to be submitted through DOB NOW: Build.

To sign up for an information session, read the Electrical or Elevator Service Notices.

As future functionality is rolled out, I will continue to update you on the key changes in each DOB NOW release. The DOB NOW team is providing webinars for many of the recently released filings. For more information, please visit our website.



Target Go Live

DOB NOW: Safety


Already Live


Already Live


Plumbing, Sprinkler and Standpipe

Already Live

Antenna and Curb Cut

Already Live

Sidewalk Shed, Fence & Supported Scaffold

October 16, 2017


October 16, 2017


December 4, 2017


December 11, 2017

Boiler, Fuel Burning and Fuel Storage

Winter 2017

To use DOB NOW, all building owners and licensees need an eFiling account. To register and for more information, visit the DOB NOW tips page. If you have questions or comments, please submit an inquiry using the DOB NOW Online Help Form.


Rick Chandler, PE

build safe | live safe

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