Department of Buildings

New Bill Cracks Down on Landlords Who Lie About Rent-Regulated Tenants

By Frank Fortino In the City That Never Sleeps, rent-regulation issues don’t stop, either. City Council member Ritchie Torres has introduced legislation calling for the Department of Buildings (DOB) and Department of Finance (DOF) to join forces in identifying false statements submitted by landlords. The bill stems from the findings of a report released by… View more

DOB NOW: Build Expands to Include Limited Alteration Applications and Emergency Work Notifications

By Rose Perez The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) is continuing the migration to its new online self-service platform, DOB NOW. This month, limited alteration applications (LAAs) and emergency work notifications (EWNs) will transition to DOB NOW: Build. Both application types are used for plumbing work, fire suppression piping replacement and repairs, and… View more

DOB Transfers Responsibility for Certain Final Inspections to Design Professionals

By Penny Laughlin The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) now requires registered design professionals to perform final inspections of certain work types that do not require a new or amended Certificate of Occupancy (CO). The change, explained in Buildings Bulletin 2018-008, also applies to work related to new buildings, including support of excavation,… View more