Property or Business Owner

The average property or business owner comes to the Department of Buildings (DOB) for a variety of services. You may need to obtain building records, meet with a Project Advocate to assist in resolving technical/operational issues relating to your project or property, or maybe it’s to get information on finding a licensed professional, or obtain direction for a future project. Whatever the reason, we are here to help you.

Get general operational, administrative, and technical requirements related to your project by construction permit type. The information explains the project process from pre-approval to the pre-permit and ongoing work phase, to project close-out and final sign-off.

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The Department promotes the safety of all people that build, work, and live in New York City. DOB is committed to providing efficient service to all New Yorkers to meet the safety and permitting needs of residents across all five boroughs and that includes your project.

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