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Industry Code of Conduct

The Department of Buildings (DOB) strives to ensure the safe and lawful use of approximately one million buildings and properties in New York City by enforcing the City’s Building Code, among other laws.

To help foster integrity in the construction industry, DOB created this Code of Conduct specifically for industry professionals and others who conduct business with the Department. Professional Engineers (PE) and Registered Architects (RA), Licensees and Registrants, Code and Zoning Representatives, Property Owners and workers should use this as a guide when conducting business with DOB employees.

As the Department strives to facilitate safe and compliant development that supports our economy and revitalizes our neighborhoods, your obligation is to conduct business with the Department in a lawful, honest, and professional manner. Together our work maintains the vibrancy of New York City’s buildings and properties.

Read the Department’s Industry Code of Conduct.

Small Business Owner Resources

The Department hosts weekly informational sessions for small business owners to meet with Department representatives every Tuesday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in each borough office.  Department staff is available to answer your questions and provide the information you need to:

  • Plan for a renovation or construction project
  • Address an open violation on your property
  • Obtain more information and records about a property
  • Use our online resources including DOB NOW and the Buildings Information System (BIS)

No appointment is needed; simply visit your local borough office:

Bronx Borough Office
1932 Arthur Avenue, 5th Floor
Bronx, NY 10457

Queens Borough Office
120-55 Queens Boulevard
Kew Gardens, NY 11424

Brooklyn Borough Office
210 Joralemon Street, 8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Staten Island Borough Office
Borough Hall
10 Richmond Terrace, 2nd Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301

Manhattan Borough Office
280 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10007


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