Obtain a: NYC Class 2 Code and Zoning Representative Registration

Step 1: Registration Criteria

To become a registered Class 2 Code and Zoning Representative, you must:

  • Meet registration qualifications. (See STEP 2);
  • Apply for registration and pay the required fees. (See STEP 3);

Section 28-416.2 of the New York City Administrative Code exempts the following persons from registration:

  • Owners
  • Professional Engineers
  • Registered Architects
  • NYS Licensed Attorneys
  • Master Plumbers
  • Master Fire Suppression Piping Contractors
  • Master Electricians


Step 2: Registration Qualifications

Applicants applying for a Class 2 Code and Zoning Representative Registration must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old; and
  • Must have a four-year college degree in architecture or engineering from an accredited college.

To obtain a Class 2 Code and Zoning Representative Registration, you must complete the following training requirements:


Step 3: Applying For Your Registration

To become a registered Class 2 Code and Zoning Representative, you must submit the original documents listed below. To submit the required documents, you have the option to either:

  • mail-in your documents by priority mail, FedEx, UPS or another trusted delivery service


  • drop-off your application package between 9:00 am and 1:30 pm to:

New York City Department of Buildings
ATTN: Licensing & Exams Unit
280 Broadway, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10007

Once your application has been deemed qualified, please send an email to LicensingAppointments@buildings.nyc.gov to request an appointment in order to obtain your license card. Your email must include your license type and a PDF scan of your approval letter. You should receive a reply within 15 business days.

The following documentation is required for Class 2 Code and Zoning Representative applicants:

  • Typed and completed Filing Representative Application LIC8 form
  • Typed and completed Experience Verification Form  from each professional engineer or registered architect who is attesting to job filings you are claiming as experience where your information does not appear on the PW1 form.  Limited alteration applications, post-approval amendments, electrical applications, and demolition applications cannot be credited toward the filing requirement.
  • Four-year college degree
  • Original Photo ID (driver's license, learner's permit, passport, or green card)
  • Original Social Security card
  • Original proof of residence (utility bill, lease, deed or bank statement). Cell phone bills or credit card statements will not be accepted. If you are unable to provide proof of residence in your name, you may submit a notarized letter from the person you reside with verifying that you reside with them, along with proof of residence in their name;
  • A typed, notarized letter from your employer on their company's letterhead verifying your employment and authorization to represent the company; or a typed, notarized letter verifying that you are self-employed
  • $330.00 check or money order for background investigation fee
  • $150.00 check or money order for registration fee. This fee must be submitted after you have been notified that you have passed your background investigation
    Note: For questions pertaining to your background investigation or to find out the status, please send inquiries to licensingbackgrounds@buildings.nyc.gov.
  • Certificate of Completion obtained after completion of 36-Hour Department-Approved Course
    Applicants will not be able to obtain registration until the 36-Hour Department-Approved Course is completed and a Certificate of Completion is received; course information will be provided if the applicant passes the background investigation.

Step 4: Obtain The Registration Card

If the Department determines you meet all qualifications and you pass the background investigation, you will receive a letter from the Licensing & Exams Unit with a list of instructions and required items that you must submit to the Department to obtain your registration. You have one (1) year from the date of the letter to obtain your registration. If you do not complete the process within the one (1) year timeframe, you may be required to begin the process from the beginning, including going through the background investigation again.

To submit the required documents and obtain your card, you must make an appointment with the Licensing & Exams Unit by calling (212) 393-2259.

For more information, visit the Department website at www.nyc.gov/buildings.

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