Permit Applications Through DOB NOW

DOB NOW is an interactive, web-based portal that enables property owners, design professionals, filing representatives, and licensees to do all business with DOB online. One of the benefits of filing online is that you can file from your computer and do not have to come to DOB.

*Note: Obtaining a permit through DOB NOW: Build is only allowed for jobs that are not Professionally Certified.*

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Step 1: Register for eFiling

All stakeholders associated to the filing must register for eFiling before logging into DOB NOW: Build. Once registered, use your eFiling login information to log into DOB NOW: Build.

Step 2: Login to DOB NOW: Build to Initiate a Job Filing

Enter the job filing information. Afterwards the system will generate a job filing number.

Step 3: Upload Required Documents

Upload a PDF of the plan sets and the DPL1 document.

*Note: The system will determine if additional documents are required based on the job filing information that was entered.*

Step 4: Obtain Attestation

Applicant (PE/RA), property owners and other stakeholders must electronically sign the job filing.

Step 5: Submit payment

Online payments can be made using a credit card, debit card or e-check.

*Note: Anyone associated to a job filing can submit a payment.*

Step 6: Preview Submission

Applicant must review the filing and provide a final electronic signature.

Step 7: Submit Job Filing

Applicant officially submits the job filing to the Department electronically.

Step 8: Job Filing Review and Approval

  • Department staff reviews the job filing.
  • If objections are issued, the applicant will be able to make corrections in the system and resubmit.
  • If a meeting is required to resolve objections, meetings will be conducted online.
  • The system will send email notification to all associated stakeholder listed on the job filing once the Department has approved the job filing.

Step 9: Enter and Submit Permit Request

  • Permit request must be submitted online.
  • Enter data for all required information.
  • All required stakeholders must provide electronic signature.
  • Resolve any civil penalties for Work Without a Permit prior to submittal.
  • Submit the permit request electronically to the Department.

Step 10: Permit Review and Approval

  • Department staff reviews the permit request.
  • The system will notify associated stakeholders if there are any objections to the request that will need to be resolved.
  • Applicant or contractor will be able to resolve any issues regarding the permit request in the system and resubmit.
  • The system will send email notification to all associated stakeholder listed on the job filing once the permit is issued.

Step 11: Print Permit

Associated stakeholders can log into DOB NOW: Build to print the permit.

*Note: Anyone can print a copy of the permit on the Industry Portal.*

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