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