LAA Emergency Work Notification

NOTE: Effective October 15, 2018 all new LAA and EWN filings must be submitted in DOB NOW: Build. The last day to submit a new paper LAA1 form either in-person at 280 Broadway or by mail is October 1 and the last day to submit LAA1 filings in eFiling is October 14. The last day to email or fax an EWN is October 14. For more details, see the Service Notice.

When emergency work is necessary, Licensed Master Plumbers, Licensed Master Fire Suppression Piping Contractors, and Licensed Oil Burner Installers may file an Emergency Work Notice and perform the work prior to filing a Limited Alteration Application (LAA1).


Emergency work includes

  • Repairs to address an emergency or hazardous condition that needs immediate attention
  • Restoration of gas for cooking purposes in 9 or more residential dwelling units
  • Restoration of heat and hot water
  • Maintain sanitary conditions
  • Restore fire suppression systems to proper working conditions

The following must be included on the Emergency Work Notice:

  • Address where the work is occurring
  • Nature of the emergency or hazardous condition
  • Name, license number, telephone and fax number, and/or e-mail address of the licensed contractor performing the work
NOTE: A statement that a LAA1 will be filed within 5 business days and, if necessary a Plan Work Application (PW1) along with the associated permit application will be filed and approved within 60 days.


File an Emergency Work Notice via 
Fax: (212) 566-5823
Faxes must include the licensee's signature and seal.
In-person: New York City Department of Buildings
LAA/Permit Renewal & HUB Authentication Unit
280 Broadway, 5th Floor

Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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