Replacement License/ID Guidelines

If your License/Registration, or Department-issued ID card has become lost or stolen, you must follow these steps in order to obtain another card:


Requests for a replacement card can be dropped off, mailed, or submitted in-person depending on the type of license/registration or ID you have.
  • Master Plumber*
  • Electricians*
  • Rigger (and Foreman cards)*
  • Registered Professionals**
  • Filing Representative**
  • Interagency ID Holders**
  • Master Fire Suppression Piping Contractor*
  • Hoisting Machine Operator*
  • Sign Hanger (and Foreman cards)*
  • Registered General Contractor**
  • Safety Registrations**
* Requests can be submitted by mail or drop-off between 9:00 am and 1:30 pm.
  • Construction Superintendent
  • Site Safety Coordinator
  • Site Safety Manager
  • Concrete Safety Manager
  • Oil Burning Equipment Installer
  • Private Elevator Agency Director/Inspector
  • Stationary Engineer

Requests are processed by mail or drop-off. The license/registration card will be mailed back to you once the request has been processed.

All documentation must be submitted to:
NYC Department of Buildings
Licensing & Exams Unit
280 Broadway, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10007


When requesting a replacement license/registration you must submit the following:

  1. Completed LIC application for your license/registration type
  2. Lost/Stolen License Affidavit
  3. State/Federal-issued photo ID (Driver’s License, State ID, passport, or green card)
  4. Incident Report listing the license/registration, or ID card lost or stolen
  5. $50.00 fee

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