License Deactivations are done by appointment only. Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 11:30am. To schedule an appointment please call the Licensing & Exams Hotline (212) 393-2259.
Request a Batch Report (open jobs, pending violations, outstanding penalties). Requests can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Plumbing/Fire Suppression) and email@example.com for all other license types.
Following a response on your Batch Request, the licensee must schedule an appointment and go in-person to the Licensing Unit to deactivate the license.
In order to deactivate your license, you must submit the following in-person:
A notarized affidavit requesting the deactivation of the license
Department of Buildings Issued License Card
Department of Buildings Issued Seal, if applicable
Print out indicating the absence of fines and violations issued to the company/licensee, or proof of payment for any outstanding violations, must be submitted to the Licensing & Exams Unit NOTE: This must be completed and approved before a company can be removed.
Print out indicating the absence of any open jobs listed under your name, license number or business associated with your license
A notarized affidavit on company letterhead stating the disposition of the company for all licenses required to have a business associated with the license. The affidavit must clearly state if the company will remain in operation or if it is closing.
$50.00 Change Fee
All documentation must be submitted in-person by the licensee between of 9:00am – 12:45pm to:
NYC Department of Buildings Licensing & Exams Unit 280 Broadway, 1st Floor New York, NY 10007