Select License Types License Deactivation Reinstate Expired License Replacement License/ID Exams & Qualifications Licensing Fees Applications & Forms Disciplinary Actions & Surrenders Licensing Insurance Guidelines Corporate Documents Guide DOB Approved Courses & Requirements Licensing Frequently Asked Questions The HUB PPNs & Service Updates Business Address Verification Permits & Plan Exam Inspections & Violations Required Items Sustainability
Licensing Insurance Guidelines
Your license/registration/tracking number(s)
must appear on all forms.
Your business name and address
must match Department records.
Any corrected forms
must be submitted by your insurance producer or insurance broker.
The Certificate Holder box
must read: New York City Department of Buildings Attn: Licensing & Exams Unit 280 Broadway New York, NY 10007
If you update a cancelled policy, you
must submit a letter of re-instatement along with the updated insurance certificate.
All information must be typed. Handwritten corrections will not be accepted.
Updated insurance certificates
must be submitted to the email address that corresponds with the license type.
Insurance certificates are required to be in PDF format
(editable insurance forms will not be accepted). Insurance certificates should be scanned and saved as PDF format.
Pictures of insurance certificates will not be accepted.
Insurance email subject line
must include a license number(s) and license type(s). without this information your request will be rejected.
Each Insurance type must be scanned as a
General Liability Insurance
Each occurrence must be a minimum of one million dollars.
Your insurance producer/broker
must provide an original signed and notarized Certification by Broker
Acord 25 (2013/04) – Certificate of Liability Insurance
Acord 25 (2014/01) – Certificate of Liability Insurance
Acord 25 (2016/03) – Certificate of Liability Insurance
Workers Compensation Insurance
The business telephone number is required on the C105.2 and GSI 105.2 forms.
U26.3 – Certificate of Workers' Compensation Ins (NYS Insurance Fund only)
C105.2 (09/17) – Certificate of Workers' Compensation Insurance
GSI 105.2 (02/02) – Certificate of Participation in Workers' Compensation
A business telephone number
must be included.
Your insurance policy number and Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)
must appear on your Disability certificate.
DB 120.1 (09/17) – Certificate of Compliance with Disability Benefits Law
DB 120.1 (10/17) – Certificate of Compliance with Disability Benefits Law
DB 120.1 (01/18) – Certificate of Compliance with Disability Benefits Law
DB 120.2 (10/17) – Certificate of Compliance with Disability Benefits Law
Exemption from Workers’ Compensation & Disability Insurance
You may submit an Affidavit of Exemption from worker's compensation and disability insurance if there are no employees in your company.
NOTE: General Contractors (Registered/Non-Registered) and Safety Registration applicants cannot submit an affidavit of exemption.
must submit the original Affidavit (not a copy).
must have an original signature and date.
Renewal information must be submitted at least 5 days in advance of the expiration date to ensure sufficient time for processing, otherwise permits may expire and the licensee will need to pay to
renew each permit.
Email your scanned
PDF Insurance Certificates to one of the email addresses below:
Elevator Agency Directors - ElevatorAgencyinsurance@buildings.nyc.gov
Oil Burner Equipment Installers - Oilburnerinsurance@buildings.nyc.gov
Plumbing and Fire Suppression Contractors - PlumbingandFireSupinsurance@buildings.nyc.gov
Master and Special Electricians - Electricianinsurance@buildings.nyc.gov
Riggers and Sign Hangers - RiggerandSignHangerinsurance@buildings.nyc.gov
Registered General Contractors, Safety Registrations, and Insurance Tracking Numbers - GCinsurance@buildings.nyc.gov