Obtain a: Safety Registration Number


Step 1: Why You Need A Safety Registration Number

You must have a Safety Registration Number with the Department in order to file applications with the Agency and obtain the following permits:

  • New Building permits
    NOTE: New Building permits for one-, two- and three-family homes are excluded
  • Alteration permits to enlarge a building more than 25% of the building's existing floor area
  • Alteration permits to add three (3) or more stories to an existing building
  • Alteration permits to demolish or alter more than 50% of a building's existing floor area
  • Alteration permits to remove one or more floors of an existing building
  • Demolition permits
  • Jobs where 2,000 cubic yards or more of concrete will be placed during excavation, foundation or superstructure work

     

Step 2: Applying

You must first submit the LIC7 application to srgc7@buildings.nyc.gov. Once the application has been reviewed you will receive an email request to make an appointment to apply for the registration. Appointment request can be obtain by calling the Licensing & Exams hotline at 212-393-2259 between the hours of 9am to 5pm.

  1. Select the appropriate endorsements for the type of work being done
    1. Construction (CN) - required for all work listed above in STEP 1, except demolition and concrete work, and for those individuals registered as General Contractors

    2. Demolition (DM) - Required for all demolition work listed above in Step 1
      NOTE: You must have the appropriate demolition insurance in order to obtain this endorsement

    3. Concrete (CC) - Required for all concrete work listed above in Step 1


  2. Safety Registration applications are processed at the Department’s Licensing & Exams Unit, Monday through Friday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. You must bring the necessary original documentation when applying.

    The Licensing & Exams Unit is located at:
    NYC Department of Buildings
    Licensing & Exams Unit
    280 Broadway, 1st Floor
    New York, NY 10007

Step 3: Required Documentation

To obtain a Safety Registration Number, the following documentation is required:

  • Typed, completed and notarized LIC7 Safety Registration application
  • LIC50 or LIC51 application
    NOTE: Applicants with a home address outside of New York City’s five (5) boroughs must complete the LIC50 Authorization for Service of Process by Agent. Applicants may also fill out the LIC51 Voluntary Authorization for Service of Process by Email even if they reside within the City of New York
  • Original proof of Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Federal Tax Identification Number from the Internal Revenue Service
  • Your original General Liability insurance certificate (you must have a $1 million minimum policy), Workers’ Compensation certificate, and Disability Insurance certificate*. Your insurance certificate must:
    • Have the identical address and phone number to the address for which you are seeking a Safety Registration Number

    • Your Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) must be included on your workers' compensation certificate and/or disability insurance certificate

    • The certificate holder section must read as follows:
      New York City Department of Buildings
      Licensing & Exams Unit
      280 Broadway, 1st Floor
      New York, NY. 10007

      *For more information about insurance, see our Insurance Guidelines section.

  • Original photo ID of the individual submitting the paperwork (Driver’s License, State ID, passport, or green card). All photo identification must be current.
  • Original proof of business address (utility bill, bank statement, deed, or lease)
    NOTE: Utility bills include electricity, gas, or water; cell phone bill, mortgage statement and credit card bills will not be accepted

Step 4: Business Documentation

Additional Requirements for Corporations
All Corporations must provide the following documentation in addition to the above required documentation in Step 3:

  • A certified copy of your corporation's Certificate of Incorporation from the New York State Department of State
  • A copy of your corporation's Filing Receipt or Certificate of Good Standing
  • If the company was formed in a State other than New York, corporate documentation from the State where the company was formed must be submitted in addition to a certified copy of the Application for Authority from the New York State Department of State.

Additional Requirements for Limited Liability Companies (LLC)
All LLCs must provide the following documentation in addition to the above required documentation in Step 3:

  • A copy of your LLC's Filing Receipt or Certificate of Good Standing
  • A certified copy of your LLC's Articles of Organization from the New York State Department of State
  • If the company was formed in a State other than New York, corporate documentation from the State where the company was formed must be submitted in addition to a certified copy of the Application for Authority from the New York State Department of State.

Additional Requirements for Individuals with a Business Name (Sole Proprietors)
All individuals with a business name (sole proprietors) must provide the following documentation in addition to the above required documentation in Step 3:

  • A copy of your Business Certificate from the County Clerk
  • Original proof of primary contact's home address (utility bill, bank statement, deed or lease)
    NOTE: Utility bills include electricity, gas, or water; cell phone bills and credit card bills will not be accepted

Additional Requirements for individuals with Partnerships
All partnerships must provide the following documentation in addition to the above required documentation in STEP 3:

  • Your partnership’s Certificate of Partnership stating all present officers and their percentage of ownership

Step 5: Approval

Once all documentation is submitted correctly, the Department will process your application, and you will be issued a Safety Registration card. You are required to pay the $80.00 fee for each endorsement you indicated in Step 2.


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