Contact the Buildings Department

 

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Contact 311 for all complaints and information about New York City Agencies. Outside New York, call (212) NEWYORK (212) 639-9675.


Department of Buildings Main Number

(212) 566-5000


Administrative Enforcement Unit (AEU)

280 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY  10007
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
For general OATH/ECB violation information: (212) 393-2405
For inquiries about dismissal requests and appeals: (212) 393-2303

Benchmarking

Benchmarking violation hotline: (212) 393-2574
NYC Benchmarking Help Center: (212) 566-5584

Boiler Unit

280 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10007
8:30 am – 3:45 pm

Hotline (for non-technical questions): (212) 393-2661
Technical Unit: (212) 393-2697
boilersinfo@buildings.nyc.gov
Read our FAQs for answers to common questions about boilers and violations.


Buildings Enforcement Safety Team (BEST)

2 Lafayette Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10007
(212) 393-2404
BEST@buildings.nyc.gov


Buildings Information System (BIS) Unit

(212) 393-2260


Buildings Marshal

(212) 393-2930
DOBMarshal@buildings.nyc.gov


Buildings Special Investigations Unit (BSIU)

80 Maiden Lane, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10038
(212) 825-2413


Central Filing and Billing Unit

280 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY  10007
(212) 393-2252


Certificate of Occupancy

Bronx: (718) 960-4740
Brooklyn: (718) 802-3680
Manhattan: (212) 393-2552
Queens: (718) 286-7690
Staten Island: (718) 420-5410


Construction Codes

ConstructionCodes@buildings.nyc.gov


Construction Development Inspections

Bronx (718) 960-4737
Brooklyn (718) 802-4035
Manhattan* (212) 323-7288
Queens (718) 286-8360
Staten Island (718) 420-5416

* Manhattan Construction Development Inspections is located at One Centre Street, 23rd Floor. All other units are located at the borough office.


Construction Enforcement Inspections

Bronx (718) 960-4730
Brooklyn (718) 802-3685/3684
Manhattan (212) 323-8079
Queens  (718) 286-8363
Staten Island (718) 420-5418


Cranes and Derricks

280 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY  10007
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
(212) 393-2411
candd@buildings.nyc.gov

To report an incident or accident involving a crane or derrick, call (212) 393-2127
To schedule a crane inspection appointment, a Stop Work Order (SWO) re-inspection or confirmation numbers and notifications, call (212) 393-2662
To schedule an appointment with a Plan Examiner, call (212) 393-2550


Customer Service

(212) 393-2550


DOB NOW Online Help

www.nyc.gov/dobnowhelp


Disability Service Facilitator

Nicholas Katsarelis
(212) 393-2544
accessibilityinfo@buildings.nyc.gov

Local Law 27 amends the Administrative Code of the City of New York, in relation to the designation of Disability Service Facilitators at City agencies. The law instructs each City agency to designate an employee as the Agency’s Disability Service Facilitator. This individual ensures the Agency complies with and carries out its responsibilities under the ADA and other Federal, State, and Local Laws and regulations concerning accessibility for persons with disabilities.
Please see the complete list of NYC Disability Service Facilitators.


Earthwork Notification

(212) 393-2550


Electrical Advisory Board

One Centre Street, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10007
(212) 393-2985
EAB@buildings.nyc.gov


Electrical Development Inspections

Bronx (718) 960-4733
Brooklyn (718) 802-4342
Manhattan* (212) 323-7286
Queens (718) 286-7650
Staten Island  (718) 420-3575

* Manhattan Electrical Development Inspections is located at One Centre Street, 23rd Floor. All other units are located at the borough office.


Electrical Enforcement Inspections

(212) 393-2417


Electrical Firm Accounts

280 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY  10007
(212) 393-2050
CashReceipts@buildings.nyc.gov

Read our FAQs for more information.


Elevator Unit

280 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY  10007
(212) 393-2144
elevatordivision@buildings.nyc.gov


Excavation Unit

2 Lafayette Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10007
(212) 602-0409


General Counsel's Office

(212) 393-2085


House Connection Questions

(718) 286-8330


The HUB

80 Centre Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10013
(212) 393-2850


Development HUB

nycdevelopmenthub@buildings.nyc.gov


HUB Full-Service

hubfullservice@buildings.nyc.gov


HUB Self-Service

hubselfservice@buildings.nyc.gov


HUB Inspections Unit

One Centre Street, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10007
(212) 393-2999 or 2993


Human Capital

280 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10007
(212) 393-2221 or (212) 393-2222
(212) 566-3096 Fax
Recruit@buildings.nyc.gov


Limited Alteration Application (LAA) and Central Permit Renewal

280 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10007
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
(212) 393-2406
laa-pr@buildings.nyc.gov


Licensing & Exams Unit

280 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10007
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
(212) 393-2259
Licensingdob@buildings.nyc.gov


Local Law Enforcement Unit (Facades)

280 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10007
(212) 393-2551
Facades@buildings.nyc.gov


Office of Internal Affairs and Discipline

(212) 393-2900
IADComplaintBox@buildings.nyc.gov


Office of Technical Certification and Research (OTCR)

(Includes Manufacturer's product approvals)
280 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10007
(212) 393-2626
OTCR@Buildings.nyc.gov


Places of Public Assembly

Contact the Borough Director of the borough where the property is located.


Plumbing Development Inspections

Bronx (718) 960-4706
Brooklyn (718) 802-3723
Manhattan* (212) 323-7287
Queens (718) 286-7658
Staten Island  (718) 420-5418

* Manhattan Plumbing Development Inspections is located at One Centre Street, 23rd floor. All other units are located at the borough office.


Plumbing Enforcement Inspections

(212) 393-2557


Press Office

(212) 393-2126
DOBcommunications@buildings.nyc.gov


Project Advocates

Bronx
(718) 960-4700
BXopenapp@buildings.nyc.gov


Queens
(718) 286-7690
QNopenapp@buildings.nyc.gov


Brooklyn
(718) 802-3677
BKopenapp@buildings.nyc.gov


Staten Island
(718) 420-5400
SIopenapp@buildings.nyc.gov


Manhattan
(212) 393-2599
MNopenapp@buildings.nyc.gov

 


Records Access Officer/Freedom of Information Requests

280 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10007
(212) 393-2096
www.nyc.gov/openrecords


Scaffold Safety Team

2 Lafayette Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10007
(212) 602-0405


Signs and Padlocks Enforcement Unit

280 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10007
(212) 393-2622

 


Special Enforcement Team

For audits of professionally certified applications
280 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10007
(212) 393-2299


Special Operations

280 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10007
(212) 393-2412
Appointments - Monday Only (212) 393-2356


Unsafe Buildings Unit

280 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10007
(212) 393-2131 or (212) 393-2067

 


CONTACT INFORMATION FOR OTHER AGENCIES

Department of Investigation

80 Maiden Lane, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10038
(212) 825-2413

 


Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH)/Environmental Control Board (ECB)

*For information on ECB penalties, fines and stipulations, as well as hearing scheduling.

Monday through Friday
8:00 am to 3:30 pm (hearings)
8:00 am to 5:00 pm (general information)
1-844-OATH-NYC (628-4692)
www.nyc.gov/oath


Bronx
3030 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 11201


Brooklyn
9 Bond Street, 7th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201


Manhattan
66 John Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10038


Queens
31-00 47 Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101


Staten Island
350 St. Marks Place
Staten Island, NY 10301



LANDMARKS

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC)

One Centre Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10007
(212) 669-7700
www.nyc.gov/landmarks


ZONING

NYC Department of City Planning (DCP)

(212) 720-3300
www.nyc.gov/ZoLa


PROPERTY INFORMATION

NYC Department of Finance (DOF)

www.nyc.gov/acris


SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES

NYC Department of Small Business Services

Waterfront Unit

(212) 618-8822


Waterfront Permits Unit

110 William Street
New York, NY 10038
(212) 513-6300
www1.nyc.gov/site/sbs/businesses/waterfront-permits.page


WORKERS' COMPENSATION

NYS Workers' Compensation Board

(877) 632-4996
www.wcb.ny.gov


Brooklyn and Staten Island

111 Livingston Street, 22nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201


Bronx and Manhattan

215 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027


Queens

168-46 91st Avenue, 3rd Floor
Jamaica, NY 11432


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