Department of Buildings

DOB Ends Gas Test and Gas Finish Self-Certifications in Bronx and Queens

by Rose Perez Effective July 12, 2019, the Department of Buildings (DOB) will no longer allow self-certifications for Gas Test and Gas Finish work completed in the Bronx and Queens. Instead, such work will require a physical inspection, scheduled online and witnessed by a DOB representative. When requesting an inspection through DOB NOW: Inspections, choose… View more

DOB Ups the Ante for Work Without a Permit

By Penny Laughlin Effective May 30, 2019, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) will be cracking down even harder on buildings that receive work without a permit violations. Specifically, such properties will face restrictions on professionally certified filings and doubled civil penalties for multiple infractions. Restrictions on Professional Certifications DOB will restrict professionally… View more

CSC Forms Replace BEST Squad Forms, Effective February 11

By Penny Laughlin You may recall that the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) reorganized the BEST Squad, Excavation/Interior Demolition and Scaffold Safety Units in August 2018. That process created two new units, the Construction Safety Compliance (CSC) Unit and the Construction Safety Enforcement Unit (CSE). These new entities are tasked with increasing safety… View more

DOB Accepting Applications for Plumbing, Fire Suppression & Electrical License Boards

By Rose Perez The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) is seeking plumbing and electrical experts for the 2019 Master Plumbers & Master Fire Suppression Piping Contractors License Board (PLB) and the 2019 Master and Special Electrician Licensing Board (ELB). DOB will accept applications until February 8, 2019. Plumbing Board Requirements The PLB consists… View more

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