Department of Buildings

DOB Implements Review Fees for Construction and Zoning Determinations

By Penny Laughlin   Effective January 28, 2018, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) will charge the following review fees for Construction Codes Determination (CCD1) requests and Zoning Resolution Determination (ZRD1) requests:       CCD1 or ZRD1 Request for Determination – $1,000 Pre-Determination (pre-filed job) Request Request for variation of a Code… View more

Local Law 154 of 2017 Updates Tenant Protection Plan Requirements

By Penny Laughlin Effective December 28, 2017, Local Law 154 of 2017 will amend the Administrative Code requirements for Tenant Protection Plans (TPPs). The changes require more detailed information regarding measures taken to protect tenant safety and health. In addition, the amendments address owner responsibilities for distributing TPP notices and notifying the New York City… View more

Non-Payment of Civil Penalties Will Delay Safety Registration Permits and Renewals

By Renee Sosnowski Effective January 1, 2018, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) will begin reviewing unpaid civil penalties of Safety Registrant recipients and applicants. This move complies with Local Law 47 of 2016. If the agency finds outstanding fines imposed by the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings/Environmental Control Board (OATH/ECB), applicants… View more