Crane Notice & Checklist

NOTE: Only Completed Cranes Notices (CN) will be Accepted for Review Pool

For a Cranes Notice (CN) application to be reviewed as quickly as possible, include the following:

  • One original signed copy of the fully completed CD4 Form
  • Four copies of the signed, fully completed CD4 Form
  • Four copies of the project drawings
  • Four copies of the Technical Report (Form 10F/CD8), if applicable
  • One copy of the Community Board Notification
  • One copy of the signed and sealed engineer’s letter
  • One copy of the signed and sealed calculations (for all cranes and configurations submitted)
  • One copy of the receipt of fees
  • One copy of the Letter of Evacuation, only if the load lifted passes over an occupied building

In addition, Tower Crane applications must include:

  • Four copies of the completed CD7, Notification of Raising/Lowering a Tower Crane
  • Four copies of the completed CD12, Designation of a Site Safety Coordinator

NOTE: The Letter of Approval from the Transit Authority (if applicable) does not have to be submitted with the original application. Review of the application will proceed, but approval will be withheld until the letter is received.

No CN application will be reviewed until all of the required items have been received. Once all components are submitted, the application will be entered into the review pool and will be reviewed in the order in which the completed application was received.


For more information call the Cranes & Derricks Unit at (212) 393-2411.

Crane Notice Checklist

  1. Application
    • Location: Complete address with block and Lot. Job application available.
    • Equipment information: CD#, SN#, manufacturer, model, and owner
    • Applicant and Equipment user complete information.
    • Statement and Signatures from equipment user, safety coordinator, and applicant.
    • PE/RA stamp and signature.
    • PE/RA letter required describing equipment and configuration to be used site condition, maximum load and radius, and responsibility of applicant.
    • Copies of active CD registration.
    • Erecting crane amendment.
    • Erector’s license and letter.
    • Technical Report (Form CD8) for Directive 14 inspection request.
  2. Calculations
    • Crane diagram and specifications; crane outrigger reactions, telescopic sequence, outriggers spread, and counterweights.
    • Complete calculation for equipment reaction, dunnage, support, stability, boom/jib clearance, etc.
    • Copy of Cranes and Derricks approved load chart covering the range of use applied for.
    • Crane surcharge on foundation wall, vault, basement wall, and other structures
  3. Drawing
    • Location plan with dimension, north arrow, street width, traffic direction, sidewalk width, adjacent buildings, distance to subway, flagmen, and other pertinent information.
    • Crane location with front and rear indicated, distance to building line, swing of boom, maximum radius/pick loads, detail of dunnage, and other equipment support.
    • Cross sections showing vault, foundation wall, and underground structure affected by equipment placement.
    • Elevation drawing showing clearances from existing structures and load set points.
    • General notes of operation and safety.
  4. General
    • Letter from other agencies (TA, Amtrak, LIRR, SCA, NYCHA, Port Authority, Metro North)
    • Evacuation letter from the property managing office.
    • Letter from structural engineer of record for equipment supported by an existing structure.
    • Certified load data.
    • Schedule for assembling or disassembling of equipment.
    • Request for inspection and magnaflux report.