Code & Zoning

‘I only want to know what I need for TCO’: Construction Division Signoffs

By Austin Regan, R.A. In last month’s article, we mentioned the four Department of Building (DOB) divisions that must sign off on issuance of a Final Certificate of Occupancy: Construction Division Plumbing Division Elevator Division Electrical Division For Temporary Certificates of Occupancy, at a minimum, temporary signoffs must be obtained from the first three divisions. Electrical… View more

New Memo Cuts Through the Fog on Outdoor Uses

By Alex Rippere A couple years ago, rumors started circulating that the Department of Buildings (DOB) would only permit rooftops and terraces to be occupied for residential amenity space or restaurants and cafes with additional outdoor seating. Those rumors were absolutely correct, and their ramifications made the local news. DOB started to revoke determinations and… View more