Required Items

 

Required Items indicate what requirements apply to a specific job, and when they must be satisfied. Every job filing is unique. Scope of work, location, and other variables determine which requirements apply.


Required Items Reference Guide

The Required Items Reference Guide is an online reference that establishes a clear, common standard for when requirements apply to a particular job filing and how to satisfy each required item. The Guide may not be a complete list of every item required for a job.

However, the online version of the Guide is continuously updated and reflects the most current information. Changes and corrections will be reflected in the online version of the Guide and will not be printed until the next published version of the Guide is released.

Note: This version of the Guide does not include the Controlled Inspection Required Items or Builders Pavement Plan (BPP) Required Items (with one exception). Explanations for those Required Items will follow in a future edition of the Guide.


Updates

Street Trees
To enforce the NYC Council’s Citywide Street Tree Zoning Text Amendment – adopted April 30, 2008 – the Department created two new required items that automatically apply to New Building, Alteration 1, and Alteration 2 (enlargement) applications:

  • Street Tree Checklist (ST-1) – Prior to Approval

Applicants must submit an ST-1 Form indicating:

  • Number street trees required as determined by street frontage, per the Zoning Resolution;
  • Number of trees to be removed, number of existing trees, number of trees to be planted on-site, number of trees to be planted off-site, and/or number of trees in which a tree fund payment will be made; or
  • If the work or use group is exempt per the Zoning Resolution.
  • Street Tree Sign-off – Prior to Sign-off

To ensure compliance with the street tree zoning requirements, the following will be required from the Department of Parks and Recreation:

  • Signed-off tree planting permit; and/or
  • Tree fund payment receipt; and/or
  • Waiver letter.


The design applicant will be responsible for indicating proposed and existing street trees on the submitted building site plan. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the site plan, BPP plans, and Street Tree Checklist (ST-1)  accurately reflect each other. View the NYC Department of City Planning and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation websites for additional information on the street tree zoning amendment.


In addition, to reduce changes to tree pit size and tree species after construction has been completed, applicants must submit a street tree site plan to the Department of Parks and Recreation for review and approval.

  • Street Trees: Receipt of Street Trees Site Plan – a Parks Department receipt verifying the submission of the site plan must be submitted to the Department before a construction permit can be issued.
  • Builders Pavement Plan (BPP): Street Trees Site Plan – a Parks Department-approved sealed site plan must be submitted to the Department before the BPP can be approved. This required item only applies to applications filed in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan.
  • Street Trees Site Plan (Queens, Staten Island) – a Parks Department-approved sealed site plan must be submitted to the Department before the construction application can be signed off. This required item only applies to applications filed in Queens and Staten Island.

The design applicant must indicate proposed and existing infrastructure on the submitted building site plan. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the site plan, BPP plan, and Street Tree Checklist (ST-1) all accurately reflect each other.


Parking in the Hudson Yards, Clinton, and Garment Districts

The NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) amended the Hudson Yards Parking requirements (outlined in ZR 93). To support the changes, there is a parking required item for New Building (NB) and Alteration Type 1 (ALT1) applications. A Certificate of Approval from (DCP) for the proposed number of spaces must be submitted to the Buildings Department prior to approval.

This required item will automatically be applied to NB and ALT1 applications for the following areas:

  • Hudson Yards
  • Clinton and
  • Garment District

For all applications that do not involve parking, the required item will be waived.


Single Room Occupancy Multiple Dwellings

The Single Room Occupancy Multiple Dwelling (SRO MD) Anti-Harassment Checklist (HPD3) is required for Single Room Occupancy Multiple Dwellings undergoing demolition or alteration (does not apply to Alteration Type 3 applications for sheds, fences, or curb cuts).


City-Owned Properties

Prior-to-approval and prior-to-sign-off required items apply to all applications on city-owned properties that are not Landmarked for Art Commission approval.


Properties in Special Districts with Air and/or Noise Little "E" Designations

A required item automatically applies to New Building, Alteration (Type 1, 2, and 3) applications filed for properties with Air and/or Noise Little "E" designations within the Hudson Yards, West Chelsea, Downtown Jamaica, and Manhattanville Mixed-use special districts.