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New York City Department of Buildings

Main Number: (212) 566-5000

Contact the Commissioner

Online Help Form: www.nyc.gov/dobhelp

The Department has office locations in each of the five boroughs. In-person customer service hours are 8:30 am to 2:00 pm and phone lines are open 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, for all units unless otherwise indicated. Call 311 for all complaints and information about New York City Agencies. Outside New York City, call 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675).

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Administrative Enforcement

280 Broadway, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10007

Dismissal requests and appeals inquiries
(212) 393-2303

General Certificate of Correction and OATH Summons Questions
Phone: (212) 393-2405
www.nyc.gov/dobhelp

Disputes Regarding Certificate of Correction (COC) Review
aeudisputes@buildings.nyc.gov

AEUHAZ Civil Penalty Refund Requests
aeurefunds@buildings.nyc.gov

OATH Hearing Appeals and Discovery
DOB-ECBVioAppeals@buildings.nyc.gov

Unit Supervisor: Shamonda Graham

Read the Certificate of Correction Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Affordable Housing Projects Plan Examination

80 Centre Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 393-2850
Email: nycdevelopmenthub@buildings.nyc.gov

Benchmarking

Benchmarking Violation Hotline: (212) 393-2574
NYC Sustainability Help Center: (212) 566-5584

Email: sustainability@buildings.nyc.gov

Get additional Benchmarking information.

Boiler

280 Broadway, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10007

Email: www.nyc.gov/dobhelp
Hotline (non-technical questions): (212) 393-2661 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Technical Unit: (212) 393-2784 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Unit Supervisor: William McGivney

Read the Boiler Frequently Asked Questions for answers to common questions about boilers and violations. Get additional Boiler information.

Buildings Information System (BIS)

Phone: (212) 393-2260
Email: www.nyc.gov/bis

Buildings Special Investigations Unit (BSIU)

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

Certificate of Occupancy

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

NOTE: There is a Certificate of Occupancy unit are located in each borough officeGet additional Certificate of Occupancy information.

Community Engagement & Programming

Bronx

Eulis Jarratt (CBs: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11)
Phone: (718) 960-4566
Email: EJarratt@buildings.nyc.gov

Victoria Seabrook (CBs: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12)
Phone: (718) 960-2273
Email: VSeabrook@buildings.nyc.gov

Brooklyn

Damaris Falero (CBs: 1, 3, 4, 8, 9, 16)
Phone: (718) 802-2236
Email: DFalero@buildings.nyc.gov

Frank Fontana (CBs: 10, 11)
Phone: (718) 802-2238
Email: FFontana@buildings.nyc.gov

Kenneth Lazar (CBs: 2, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13)
Phone: (718) 802-2230
Email: KeLazar@buildings.nyc.gov

David Nussbaum (CBs: 14, 15, 17, 18)
Phone: (718) 802-3666
Email: DNussbaum@buildings.nyc.gov

Manhattan

Joshua Adams (CBs: 1, 3, 8)
Phone: (212) 393-2053
Email: JAdams@buildings.nyc.gov

Milcah Ann Holmes-Thomas (CBs: 6, 10, 11)
Phone: (212) 323-8946
Email: MHolmesThomas@buildings.nyc.gov

Stephen Nuzzo (CBs: 2, 5, 7)
Phone: (212) 393-2488
Email: SNuzzo@buildings.nyc.gov

Ophelia Phipps (CBs: 4, 9, 12)
Phone: (212) 393-2926
Email: OPhipps@buildings.nyc.gov

Queens

Cheryl Dunn-Rochelle (CBs: 11, 12, 13)
Phone: (718) 286-7644
Email: CDRochelle@buildings.nyc.gov

Anthony Iuliano (CBs: 4, 7, 8)
Phone: (718) 286-7663
Email: AIuliano@buildings.nyc.gov

James O'Connor (CBs: 1, 2, 3, 5)
Phone: (718) 960-4724
Email: JamOConnor@buildings.nyc.gov

Samuel Schechter (CBs: 6, 9, 10, 14)
Phone: (718) 286-8348
Email: SSchechter@buildings.nyc.gov

Staten Island

Frank Fontana (CBs: 1, 2, 3)
Phone: (718) 802-223
Email: FFontana@buildings.nyc.gov

Concrete Enforcement

280 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10007

Phone: (212) 393-2730
Email: ceu@buildings.nyc.gov
Get additional Concrete Enforcement information.

Construction Codes

ConstructionCodes@buildings.nyc.gov
Get additional information on Construction Codes.

Construction Inspections (Development)

Bronx

Phone: (718) 960-4709
Email: BXConstructionir@buildings.nyc.gov

Brooklyn

Phone: (718) 802-4035
Email: BKConstructionir@buildings.nyc.gov

Manhattan

Phone: (212) 323-7288
Email: MNConstructionir@buidlings.nyc.gov

NOTE:The Manhattan Construction Inspections Development Unit is located at One Centre Street, 23rd Floor.

Queens

Phone: (718) 286-8360
Email: QNConstructionir@buildings.nyc.gov

Staten Island

Phone: (718) 420-5416
Email: SIConstructionir@buildings.nyc.gov

Construction Inspections (Enforcement)

Bronx

Phone: (718) 960-4730
Email: BXConstEnf@buildings.nyc.gov
Unit Supervisor: Clarence Smith

Brooklyn

Phone: (718) 802-3685
Email: BKConstEnf@buildings.nyc.gov
Unit Supervisor: Clarence Smith

Manhattan

Phone: (212) 323-8079
Email: MNConstEnf@buildings.nyc.gov
Unit Supervisor: Clarence Smith

Queens

Phone: (718) 286-8380
Email: QConstructionEnforcement@buildings.nyc.gov
Unit Supervisor: Ryan Gobin

Staten Island

Phone: (718) 420-3590
Email: SIConstEnf@buildings.nyc.gov
Unit Supervisor: Ryan Gobin

NOTE: All Construction Inspection Enforcement units are located in the respective borough office.

Construction Safety Compliance (CSC)

280 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 393-2404 (press 2 for Compliance)

CSC Inspection Appointments
Email: CSCUAppointments@buildings.nyc.gov

CSC Plan Examination
Full Demolition Email: CSCFullDemo@buildings.nyc.gov
Site Safety Plan Email: CSCPlanExam@buildings.nyc.gov
CCD1 Email: ccd1const-safety@buildings.nyc.gov (Site Safety Chapter 33 only)
Construction Super Waiver Email: CSuper@buildings.nyc.gov
Site Safety Waiver Email: CscSSPWaiver@buildings.nyc.gov

NOTE: CSC Plan Examination submissions must be submitted electronically; Waivers from SS requests - CSC SSP Waiver mailbox is only for requests to waive the prior-to-permit BIS required item: SITE SAFETY PLAN: BEST APPROVAL REQUIRED when it has been populated in error (e.g., façade restoration work on a major building more than 14 stories or 200 feet in height that does not require a sidewalk shed due to the location of the work).

CSC Site Safety Standards & Guidance Initiative
Email: ssgsi@buildings.nyc.gov

Construction Safety Enforcement (CSE)

280 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 393-2404 (press 1)
Email: cseinquiry@buildings.nyc.gov

Stop Work Order Re-inspection Appointments: CSEAppointments@buildings.nyc.gov
Construction-related incident/accident hotline: (212) 602-0431

Cranes & Derricks (C&D)

2 Lafayette Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Customer Service Window Hours: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Phone: (212) 393-2411, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Fax: (347) 788-4598
Email: candd@buildings.nyc.gov

Report a crane or derrick incident/accident: (212) 393-2127
Schedule a crane inspection appointment, a Stop Work Order (SWO) re-inspection or confirmation numbers and notifications: (212) 393-2662 
Schedule a C&D plan examination appointment:
 (212) 393-2550

Get additional Cranes & Derricks information

Customer Service

Phone: (212) 393-2550
DOB NOW Online Help: Get Online Help for DOB Self-Service Tools

Disability Service Facilitator

Kareem Gabriel
280 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 393-2544
Email: ainfo@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.

Electrical Inspections (Development)

Bronx: (718) 960-4750 | BXElectricalIR@buildings.nyc.gov
Brooklyn: (718) 802-4342 | BKElectricalIR@buildings.nyc.gov
Manhattan: (212) 323-7286 | MNElectricalIR@buildings.nyc.gov
Queens: (718) 286-7650 | QNElectricalIR@buildings.nyc.gov
Staten Island: (718) 420-3575  SIElectricalIR@buildings.nyc.gov

NOTE: The Manhattan Electrical Ispections Development Unit is located at One Centre Street, 23rd Floor. All other units are located in the respective borough office.

Electrical Inspections (Enforcement)

One Centre Street, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 393-2417

Electrical Firm Accounts

280 Broadway, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10007
Email: CashReceipts@buildings.nyc.gov

Read our Electrical Firm Account Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Get additional Electrical Firm Account information.

Electrical Plan Review

80 Centre Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 323-7930

Get more Electrical Plan Review information.

Elevator

280 Broadway, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10007
Customer Service Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday (except holidays)
General inquiries: (212) 393-2144
Application inquiries: (212) 393-2555
Email: www.nyc.gov/dobhelp

Read the Elevator Violations Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Get more elevator information.

Façade & Local Law Enforcement

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

Get more Facade & Local Law Enforcement information.

FOIL (Freedom of Information) Requests

280 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Records Access Officer: Angela White, (212) 393-2096
Records Appeals Officer: Deborah Glikin, (212) 393-2068

Questions about specific requests should also be made through NYC OpenRecords by using the Contact the Agency link available on every request page. Get more FOIL Request information.

Forensic Engineering

280 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 393-2720
Email: scbinfo@buildings.nyc.gov (compromised buildings)

General Counsel

General: (212) 393-2085

House Connection Questions

Phone: (718) 286-8330
Email: HouseconnectionIR@buildings.nyc.gov

The HUB

80 Centre Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 393-2850
Development HUB: nycdevelopmenthub@buildings.nyc.gov

Get more information on HUB services.

HUB Inspections

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

Human Resources & Employee Experience (HREX)

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

Visit the Careers page for employment information.

Internal Affairs & Discipline

Phone: (212) 393-2900
Customer Service Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Email: IADComplaintBox@buildings.nyc.gov
Unit Supervisor: Diane Haines

Limited Alteration Applications (LAA) 

Licensing & Exams 

280 Broadway, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 393-2259 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Email: licensingdob@buildings.nyc.gov

Customer Service Window Hours:  9:00 am to 1:30 pm (by appointment only)

Get more Licensing & Exams Unit information.

Loft Board

280 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 393-2616
Public Information Officer: (212) 393-2603
Email: NYCLoftBoard@buildings.nyc.gov
Get more Loft Board information.

Office of the Buildings Marshal

Phone: (212) 393-2930
Email: DOBMarshal@buildings.nyc.gov
Unit Supervisor: Jerry Wiggins

Office of Technical Certification & Research

Phone: (212) 393-2626
Email: OTCR@buildings.nyc.gov

Get more information on technical certification and research.

Office of the Tenant Advocate (OTA)

Customer Service Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday (except holidays)
Phone: (212) 393-2949
Email: TenantAdvocate@buildings.nyc.gov
Unit Supervisor: Sarah Desmond

Padlock Enforcement

280 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 393-2622
Email: padlockinfo@buildings.nyc.gov

For Padlock Complaints please call 311.

Plumbing Inspections (Development)

Bronx: (718) 960-4720 | BXPlumbingIR@buildings.nyc.gov
Brooklyn: (718) 802-3723 | BKPlumbingIR@buildings.nyc.gov
Manhattan: (212) 323-7287 | MNPlumbingIR@buildings.nyc.gov
Queens: (718) 286-8350 | QNPlumbingIR@buildings.nyc.gov
Staten Island: (718) 420-5418 | SIPlumbingIR@buildings.nyc.gov

NOTE: The Manhattan inspection unit is located at One Centre Street, 23rd Floor. All other units are located in the respective borough office.

Plumbing Inspections (Enforcement)

280 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Customer Service Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday (except holidays)
Phone: (212) 393-2557
General Inquiries: PlumbingEnfIR@buildings.nyc.gov
Stop Work Order Re-inspection Appointments: PlumbingSWO@buildings.nyc.gov

Press Office

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

Get the latest DOB News.

Project Advocate Services

Bronx

Phone: (718) 960-4700
Email: BXopenapp@buildings.nyc.gov

Brooklyn

Phone: (718) 802-3677
Email: BKopenapp@buildings.nyc.gov

Manhattan

Phone: (212) 393-2599
Email: MNopenapp@buildings.nyc.gov

Queens

Phone: (718) 286-7670
Email: QNopenapp@buildings.nyc.gov

Staten Island

Phone: (718) 420-5400
Email: SIopenapp@buildings.nyc.gov

Request Project Advocate services.

Quality of Life Task Force

Phone: (718) 286-3445
Email: QofLEnf@buildings.nyc.gov
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday (except holidays)

Real-Time Enforcement

Phone: (212) 393-6660
Email: rteu@buildings.nyc.gov 
Hours: 8:00 am to 11:00 pm, Monday through Friday (except holidays)

Retaining Wall

280 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Email: LRetainingWalls@buildings.nyc.gov

Special Enforcement Program (SEP) - Professional Certification Audits & Inspections Unit

120-55 Queens Boulevard
Kew Gardens, NY 11424
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday (except holidays)
Phone: (718) 286-8370

Sign Enforcement

280 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 393-2622
Email: signinfo@buildings.nyc.gov

Special Enforcement Team (SET)

280 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 393-2299

Special Operations

280 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 393-2412
Email: SpecialOperations@buildings.nyc.gov
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday (except holidays)

Sustainability Enforcement

Phone: (212) 393-2475
Benchmarking Email: sustainability@buildings.nyc.gov
Energy Audits and Retro-commissioning Email: LL87@buildings.nyc.gov
Energy Code Inspections Email: energycodeinspections@buildings.nyc.gov

Triage Command

Phone: (212) 393-2347

Unsafe Buildings

280 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 393-2102
UB Fee Collections: (212) 393-2067 
UB Hotline: (212) 393-2131

Read Frequently Asked Questions. Learn more about unsafe buildings.

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