Permit Renewals are issued on active permits and permits that have expired, but have activity on the application within a two-year period of the permit expiration date for various types of general construction within the five boroughs.
Superseding active permits
General Contractor's tracking number insurance update
Reviews Work Without a Permit violations – the Unit may override or assess the civil penalty of such violations as deemed necessary.
Process outstanding civil penalty fee payments due.
The Customer Service window hours are now 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. All walk-ins that would like their applications processed the same day should make their submissions prior to 1:00 pm.
Renewed permits can either be picked up from the Department or mailed. Please indicate your preference when submitting your application on the addressed return envelope.
Notarize permit renewal application in Section 8, when a renewal with change is required.
Enclose an individual $100.00 check for each work type.
Check off only one work type per application.
Sidewalk shed permits always require approval letters in order to be renewed. The letter must include:
A description of the condition of the building or portion of building, and the amount of work performed since issuance of the last shed permit.
An estimate of the amount of time needed to complete the work as well as the name, address and telephone number of the property owner.
An original signature and seal from a professional engineer or registered architect, attesting to the items listed above.
Remember to indicate on the addressed return envelope. Whether you want your permit to be mailed to you or whether you plan to pick it up.
Fence Waiver letters must be signed and dated by an authorized Department of Buildings official only.
Worker’s Compensation and Disability Insurance are required for all permits.
Street Obstruction Bonds are needed for all construction equipment permits (i.e. Fence, Shed, and Scaffold.)
iability Insurance is required for all New Building (NB) applications
Submit application PW2 two weeks before its expiration (two copies.)
Make sure all insurance is updated on your existing tracking number or submit insurance certificates that reflect that policies are currently in effect
Provide complete information on permit application (PW2)
Submit $100.00 renewal fee for each work type, except for work that is exempt or fee deferred
Visit Buildings Information System on our website
Use the public computers access terminals
Contact the Permit Renewal Unit