The Department of Buildings (DOB) strives to ensure the safe and lawful use of approximately one million buildings and properties in New York City. Our inspection structure is split between development inspections (i.e. new structures, major alterations) and enforcement inspections (i.e. complaint response, re-inspections, joint inspections). DOB inspectors enforce the NYC Building Code and NYC Zoning Resolution to ensure the construction industry is protecting the public and property in the progress of work and that all work is being done in a Code-compliant manor. Our Inspectors enforce the NYC Building Code and NYC Zoning Resolution to ensure the safety of all New Yorkers.
Learn more about inspections:
If you have questions about the inspection of your development project, please contact the Construction Development Inspection unit in the borough where your project is located:
For information about enforcement inspections, please contact the Construction Enforcement Inspections unit in the borough where your project is located: