The HUB launched to modernize and accelerate the approval process for submission of standard plan examination and professionally certified applications for construction projects throughout the City. Comprised of three components – the Development HUB, HUB Self-Service, HUB Full-Service – design professionals can electronically submit applications and construction plans to the Department, and DOB plan examiners and applicants can review plans virtually using online meeting software.
To use HUB services an eFiling account is needed. If you already have an eFiling account, you can use the email and password to access HUB components. If you need to register for an account, visit the eFiling page for instructions. eFiling was expanded to allow for processing of New Building, Alteration Type 1 and Alteration Type 2 with enlargement applications in HUB Full-Service and HUB Self-Service.
All job applications processed in the Buildings Information System are required to be submitted in eFiling except professional certification Builders Pavement Plan (BPP), full demolition (DM), landmarks with ‘C - Calendared marked properties, legalization, no work projects, subdivision and School Construction Authority applications. See the May 2020 Service Notice for details about exception filings.
The portal to Electronically Submit Documents (eSubmit) in eFiling allows for the submission of post approval amendments, corrections, certificate of occupancy/letter of completion folder review requests, withdrawal requests and required items for review by HUB and borough office staff.
The Development HUB handles major construction projects requesting standard plan examination. A consultation is required. Permits are issued at the borough office where the project is located.
To file with the Development HUB you must have an active eFiling account and you must meet the following qualifications:
NOTE: The eFiling system does not function with the Safari web browser. Please download Firefox for OSX in order to use eFiling
To file at the Development HUB complete a HUB Consultation Request to request an appointment to file your New Building (NB) or Alteration Type-1 (Alt1) project at the Development HUB.
NOTE: For Mac Users the request form may not function properly with your Safari web browser. In the interim, please download the free Mozilla Firefox web browser in order use this form and for more information on Mozilla Firefox for Macs.
Read the Development HUB User Guide.
HUB Self-Service allows New York State Professional Engineers and Registered Architects to professionally certify plans for small construction projects (Alteration Type-2 and Type-3 ) without visiting a Department office. Through eFiling applicants can create online accounts, complete the necessary electronic forms, and upload the proper documents to receive approvals and obtain construction permits. Alteration Type-2 and Type-3 applications are typically submitted when there is no change in use, occupancy, or egress.
For additional requirements see the HUB Self-Service User Guide. Contact HUB Self-Service at HubSelfService@Buildings.nyc.gov.
HUB Full-Service is designed to give property owners and their representatives the option to electronically submit plans to the Department for minor construction projects. Filing representatives and design professionals will submit required documents electronically; collaborate with the Department through virtual plan reviews; and permits will be issued online. Through eFiling applicants can create an online account, complete the necessary electronic forms, and participate in a virtual plan review to receive a construction permit. Alteration Type-2 and Type-3 applications are typically submitted when there is no change in use, occupancy or egress.
For additional requirements see the HUB Full-Service User Guide. Contact HUB Full-Service at HubFullService@Buildings.nyc.gov.