DOB NOW


DOB NOW is the Department’s self-service online tool that will enable Owners, Design Professionals, Licensees, and Filing Representatives to do all business with the Department online.  DOB NOW is part of our Building One City plan to provide better customer service and increased access to information. It allows customers to submit applications, make payments, schedule appointments, check the status of an application or inspection, pull permits, and make renewals.

DOB NOW has four parts:

  • DOB NOW: Inspections  is the new name for Inspection Ready that provides access to online scheduling, tracking, and notifications as well as enforcement and development inspections.
  • DOB NOW: Build is for job filings (alterations and new buildings) and permits as well as related requests such as Post Approval Amendments, After Hour Variances, Letters of Completion, and Certificates of Occupancy.
  • DOB NOW: Safety provides online access to compliance filings. Currently Boiler, Elevator, Energy and Façade filings can be submitted.
  • DOB NOW: Licensing provides online exam filing, issuance, and renewal for Licensees. Gas Work Qualifications, Journeyman Registrations and Welder Licenses can currently be submitted.

More Information

See the DOB NOW: Overview Presentation

Sign up for DOB NOW training sessions to gain more in-depth knowledge!

Current Code and rule provisions are applicable in DOB NOW.

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