The NYC Construction Codes require property owners to build and maintain their properties in safe condition. Failure to do so could result in violations, monetary penalties and/or criminal charges.

The Department of Buildings (DOB) strives to ensure the safe and lawful use of approximately one million buildings and properties in New York City. Our Inspectors enforce the NYC Building Code and NYC Zoning Resolution to ensure the safety of all New Yorkers. Learn more about the process: