Cranes & Derricks (C&D)


The Department's Cranes and Derricks Unit oversees the design, installation, and safe operation of equipment used for hoisting or lifting purposes. Cranes and Derricks does not regulate equipment installed on water.

Department-approved applications for crane work and crane devices will be issued new permits: a Certificate of Operation (CD), an On-site Certificate (CN), or an On-site Certificate (Limited). Applicants must print a copy of each issued permit by using the Buildings Information System (BIS).

Resolved

Displaying Permits
Applicants must print one copy of each Cranes and Derricks permit. A copy of the CD must be kept with the crane equipment. The CN and Limited permits must be posted on the construction fence with other Department-issued permits. The Department will issue violations for failing to post these permits or failing to have them available with the crane equipment.

Cranes & Derricks Filing Fees

Crane Registration (Certificate of Approval) Initial Fees
Boom up to 50 feet, maximum capacity exceeding 3 tons $300.00
Boom less than 200 feet $500.00
Boom more than 200 feet, less than 300 feet $1,000
Boom more than 300 feet, less than 400 feet $2,000
Boom over 400 feet $3,000
Climber and Tower Cranes $3,000
Climber and Tower Cranes & Derricks $3,000
All other Cranes $1,000
All other Cranes & Derricks… $1,000


Certificate of Operation
Sign Hanger, 51ft-135ft with capacity of 3 tons or less                       
$250.00
Replace or alter boom extension                                                                                                                                        
similar to boom or
extension of same size


Renewal Fees
Boom up to 50 feet, maximum capacity exceeding 3 tons $200.00
Boom 51 feet to 299 feet $250.00
Boom less than 200 feet $250.00
Boom more than 200 feet, less than 300 feet $250.00
Boom more than 300 feet, less than 400 feet $400.00
Boom over 400 feet $400.00
Climber and Tower Cranes $400.00
Climber and Tower Cranes & Derricks $400.00
All other Cranes $250.00
All other Cranes & Derricks… $250.00


Certificate of Operation
Sign Hanger, 51ft-135ft with capacity of 3 tons or less $200.00


CN Applications (Applications for On-Site Inspection)
Boom up to 250 feet $150.00
Boom over 250 feet, Derricks and Work Platforms $250.00
Boom over 250 feet and Derricks $250.00
Applications with Weekend Inspections $750.00
Review by Engineer $100.00
Amendment to an Application $100.00
Application for Waiver $100.00


Variances- After Hour and Weekend Permits (Section 26-215(h))
Weekdays and Weekend permits fee $100.00
Weekdays and Weekend per day fee $80.00
Weekday inspection fee (on other than the normal working days) $750.00


Prototype Applications
Prototype with tests witnessed by third party                    
$2,500
Prototype with tests witnessed by Buildings $3,500
Prototype with design calculations $4,000
Prototype for a mobile crane with a hydraulic boom $4,000
Prototype amendment to configuration 1/2 the original


CD-4: Tower + Mobile Crane/Derrick/Mast Climber/Pile Driver On-Site Inspection Application/Certificate
Renewal Filing Fee                                            
$100.00


CD-5: Notification of Staging and Outrigger Beam Use by Special Riggers
Initial Filing Fee                                              
$100.00
Amendment Filing Fee $100.00
Renewal Filing Fee $90.00

 

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