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List of New York City Agencies and Our Services:
NY City Department Of Buildings (DOB)
Our team of Department of Buildings Class 2 Registered Code & Zoning Representatives can help you with the following filings:
Construction & Zoning Determinations (a/k/a Pre-considerations & Re-considerations) Filings
Application Filings for Alt 1, Alt 2, Alt 3, NB, etc.
Place of Assembly Application Filings
Letter of No Objection (LNO) Filings
CO & Letter of Completion (LOC)
Subdivision & Lot Merger Filings
Plan Examiner Meetings
Work Permit Filings: General Construction, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, etc.
Equipment Use Permit Filings
Demolition Permit Filings
Curb Cut Filings
BPP Application Filings
Sign Permit Application Filings
Fire Alarm Application Filings
Sprinkler Application Filings
Limited Alteration Application (LAA) Filings
Contractor Registration & Insurance Updating
After Hour Work Variances, Initial & Renewal Filings
Stop Work Order Removals
Construction Inspection Scheduling & Attendance
Property Record & Violation Research
NY City Department Of Consumer Affairs (DCA)
Sidewalk Cafe License Application Filings
NY City Environmental Control Board (ECB)
Certificate of Correction Filing
NY City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Water & Sewer Site Connection Application Filings
RPZ Backflow Prevention Device Application Filings
NY City Department of Finance (DOF)
Condominium Application Filings
Subdivision & Lot Merger Application Filings
Certified Tax Map Copies
NY City Fire Department (FDNY)
Fire Department Licensed Expeditor
Bureau of Fire Prevention Application Filings
Fire Alarm Application Filings & Inspections Requests
Record & Violation Research
NY City Department of Health (DOH)
Food Service Establishment Permit Filings
NY City Department of Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC)
Certificates of No Effect Application Filings
Certificates of Appropriateness Application Filings
Notices of Compliance
Record & Violation Research
NY City office of New Business Acceleration Team (NBAT)
Restaurant Application Filings
NY City Office of Environmental Remediation (OER)
E-designation Application Filings
NY City Department of Parks & Recreation (DOP)
Street Tree Planting Application Filings
Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)
Project Application Filings
NY City Department of Transportation (DOT)
Contractor Registration & Insurance Updating
Sidewalk, Curbs & Roadway Permit Filings
Canopy Application Filings
The Buildings Department issues 25 different licenses and registrations, including general contractors building one-, two-, and three-family homes.
The Department of Consumer Affairs (Search DCA Licenses ) licenses Home Improvement Contractors.
Construction plans must be submitted by an architect or engineer
with a license from New York State. Search NYS Licenses
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TOP TEN VIOLATION ISSUERS IN NEW YORK CITY:
- Department of Buildings (DOB)
- Environmental Control Board (ECB)
- Fire Department New York (FDNY)
- Department of Transportation (DOT)
- Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)
- Department of Sanitation (DOS)
- Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
- Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOH)
- Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)
- Department of Consumer Affairs (NYS DCA)
The Building Code considers a basement as a story and contributes to the total number of stories (see definition of “story above grade plane” in Building Code chapter 2). A cellar as defined by the Building Code does not constitute a story.
*** NOTE: Not all applicable laws are on our website.
Please consult one of our New York State licensed professional to determine which laws apply to your project(s).
Before hiring a professional to work on your residential home co-op condo townhouse or commercial property, owners should make sure that the individual holds a valid license with the City of New York.
Property Record Information
Project sites with construction fences or sidewalk sheds permitted on or after July 1, 2013 must meet these new signage requirements that emphasize the type of work underway and highlight the project’s contact information.
The new, standardized construction fence panel and parapet signage designs consolidate permit postings and contractor signage – and improve the overall appearance of job sites for communities.
The new law also requires that all other signage be removed and posted within the construction site – except for standpipe signs and any signage required by law to be posted outside the site. In addition, these temporary structures must now be painted hunter green.
For detailed information regarding compliance requirements at permit renewal, exemptions for one-, two- and three-family projects, and design requirements for demolition projects, see Local Law 47 of 2013.
Helpful Links and Tools:
Local Law 47 of 2013
Information Panel Templates in PDF
Information Panel Templates in Adobe Illustrator
The Buildings Department hosts weekly informational sessions for residents to meet with Department representatives. Homeowners’ Night is every Tuesday night from 4:00pm to 5:30pm at each borough office, where several resources are available to assist homeowners and tenants in buying, renting, building, maintaining and greening their homes.
2014 Construction Codes 2009 International Construction Codes (*** Please Get Link) 2008 Building Code 1968 Building Code
Local Law 87 of 2009 (LL 87/09), requiring Energy Audits for buildings that meet certain size and use requirements. These surveys and analyses reveal a building’s energy efficiency – and can be used to identify opportunities for improvement. Because buildings generate 75% of the City’s greenhouse gas emissions, LL 87/09 also carries a retrofitting requirement to better protect our environment.
To assist building owners in meeting these new requirements — and submitting the proper documentation — the building departments office can provided Energy Efficiency Reporting Tools. These templates are online (** Please find Link below to follow) to assist building owners in complying with these new requirements, as they implement the retro-fits that will make their properties more environmentally friendly.
Pay Environmental Control Board Violations ECB Violations
Department of Health Violations (DOH ) Health Violations
Department of Consumer Affairs Violations ( DCA) Consumer Affairs Violations
"We received our violation report last week and were able to study it over the weekend and we were totally impressed. The delivery was prompt, the info was excellent...even the 311 caller complaints were included so that we know everything what is wrong with the property we were about to buy. We bought the report specifically to buy a home without violations to be approved for funding. We needed something to save us time from falling in love with a wrong house. We found that the building we were about to buy had a history of complaints about illegal conversions, so once we got out of the purchase offer, to find a better home, we can go to various buildings in the area and not have to be worried to waste our time...or worse buy a home with violations." Stan Shapiro, 7501 Ridge Blv, Brooklyn
To contact New York City Government Angencies call 311. Outside of New York call 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675)
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