Most construction in New York City requires approval and permits from the Department of Buildings. Work that does not require a permit is typically cosmetic, like:
- Plumbing Fixture Replacement
- Non-structural Roof Repair
Owners considering performing work on their home should consult a licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Architect to assess whether a permit is required. Before hiring a professional
to work on your home, owners should make sure that the individual holds a valid license (if necessary).