Rigger License

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A Rigger License is required to hoist or lower any article on the outside of a building in New York City. This license is issued by the Department of Buildings.

Three types of licenses are issued:
  • A Master Rigger License is required to hoist or lower any article, regardless of weight, on the outside of a building in New York City.
  • A Special Rigger License is required to hoist or lower any article, not exceeding 2,000 pounds, on the outside of building in New York City.
  • A Climber or Tower Crane Rigger License is required to erect or dismantle a tower or climber crane in New York City.
Contact the Department of Buildings for more information.

Additional resources


NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)
Licensing Division
280 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 393-2259
licensingdob@buildings.nyc.gov
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Licensing Unit.
Website: http://www.nyc.gov/buildings

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