Commissioner's Message


Buildings Commissioner

Welcome to the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB).Construction and real estate are the backbone of New York City, a built environment unlike any other. As the primary regulator of these vital industries, DOB helps provide housing and commercial space for our growing city, while promoting safety on construction sites and in the city's nearly 1.1 million buildings.

Our goal is to strike the right balance between safety and development. To further this mission, we will aggressively enforce the City's laws to protect workers and the public. In addition, we will ensure that DOB supports all New Yorkers, whether or not they work in the industries we regulate. While construction is necessary for the City's future, we will minimize the disruptions this work can cause by connecting with tenants, homeowners, and other stakeholders throughout the City.

What's more, we are redoubling our efforts to modernize the agency to improve response times, bring clarity and consistency to Agency operations, and insist on the highest standards of integrity, both in the construction industry and within the Department.

By streamlining the development process, improving our own operations, and building a culture of safety on construction sites, we will further Mayor de Blasio's vision to build a fairer and more sustainable City.

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Commissioner Melanie E. La Rocca

 

 




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