UPDATE: New License Application Requirement
New License Application Service Notice - Starting September 7, 2021, all new license applications are required to be submitted online at www.nyc.gov/dobnow. See the New License Application User Guide for step-by-step directions.
License Renewal Applications Service Notice - applications to renew a license/registration are required to be submitted online at www.nyc.gov/dobnow. See the Licensing Renewal Application User Guide for step-by-step directions.
Operations Update – initial and change request applications can be mailed or dropped off to the Licensing Unit. In-person services remain for approved new licensees and plate/seal pick up only. Drop off and in-person service hours are from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Contact the Licensing & Exams Unit at:
NYC Department of Buildings
Licensing & Exams Unit
280 Broadway, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10007
Hotline Number: (212) 393-2259
|General Contractor*||9:00 am to 1:30 pm|
|Filing Representative||9:00 am to 1:30 pm|
|All other Licensing Transactions||9:00 am to 1:30 pm|
* Includes General Contractor Registration, Tracking Number, and Safety Registration transactions
NOTE: Window hours are by appointment only.
DOB NOW: Licensing (for Gas Work Qualifications, Journeyman registrations and Welder licenses)