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Administrative Policy & Procedure Notices 2005- 1987

The Department publishes Administrative Policy and Procedure Notices (APPN). These notices represent official policies of the Department and assist customers in following various administrative procedures. APPN's issued before 1998 are noted as "pdf" for which you will need Adobe® Acrobat Reader® installed.


2005 APPNs 

Self-executing zipped file appn05.exe (56 kb) containing every Administrative Policy and Procedure Notice issued for that year.

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #01/05
(PDF)

Issued July 19,
2005

Update of documentation requirements -- To update eligibility and evidentiary requirements for applicants requesting abatement or waiver of penalties assessed under LL 10/81, LL 11/98, and LL 62/91, and dismissals of PVT Elevator and electrical violations.

2004 APPNs 

Self-executing zipped file appn04.exe (301kb) containing every Administrative Policy and Procedure Notice (in html format) issued for that year.

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #01/04

Issued April 21, 2004

Limited Personal Use of City Office and Technology Resources -- To distribute the City's policy and procedure notice for limited personal use of City office and technology resources, to state the Department's reimbursement policy for telephone calls and to indicate where the Department has a more stringent policy.

2003 APPNs 

No APPN were issued in 2003.

2002 APPNs 

Self-executing zipped file appn02.exe (30kb) containing every Administrative Policy and Procedure Notice (in html format) issued for that year.

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #01/02

Issued January 15, 2002

Conflicts of Interest - Various Issues -- To remind Department of Buildings' employees of their responsibilities regarding dual employment, outside work, teaching appointments, recommending services to members of the public and performing inspections, plan examination, legal review or other review of work performed or submitted by individuals who are family members or other close associates, or by businesses owned or operated by them.

Superseded APPN #04/98.

2001 APPNs 

Self-executing zipped file appn01.exe (64kb) containing every Administrative Policy and Procedure Notice (in html format) issued for that year.

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #01/01

Issued January 22, 2001

Telecommunication Devices (cellular telephones, beepers, and pagers) -- This Policy and Procedure Notice (PPN) institutes the City of New York Cellular Telephone Policy, October 2000, (Attachment 1) and provides the guidelines for the acquisition and utilization of cellular telephones, cellular telephones with two-way transmission, pagers and beepers by Department staff.

2000 APPNs 

Self-executing zipped file appn00.exe (28kb) containing every Administrative Policy and Procedure Notice (in html format) issued for that year.

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #03/00

Issued October 13, 2000

Microfilm Procedures -- This Policy and Procedure Notice (PPN) establishes uniform procedures for microfilming applications.

Superseded APPN #02/92.

1999 APPNs 

Self-executing zipped file appn99.exe (369kb) containing every Administrative Policy and Procedure Notice (in pdf format) issued for that year.

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #02/99

Issued June 10, 1999

Folder Retention System -- To update and amend the Department's policy with respect to the removal of folders from the premise.

Superseded APPN #01/99.

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #01/99

Issued May 6, 1999

Folder Retention System -- To update and amend the Department's policy with respect to the removal of folders from the premise.

Superseded OPPN #22/89.

1998 APPNs 

Self-executing zipped file appn98.exe (1,006kb) containing every Administrative Policy and Procedure Notice (in pdf format) issued for that year.

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #04/98
(PDF)

Issued November 5, 1998

Conflicts of Interests -- various issues.

Superseded APPN #10/91.

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #03/98
(PDF)

Issued October 14, 1998

Certificate of Pending Violations- Procedures and fees -- procedures for violation searches.

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #02/98
(PDF)

Issued September 21, 1998

Computer Usage Policy -- computer hardware, software, network services and internet resources.

1997 APPNs 

There were no APPN's that year for procedures not concerning DOB employees.

1996 APPNs 

Self-executing zipped file appn96.exe (106kb) containing every Administrative Policy and Procedure Notice (in pdf format) issued for that year.

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #01/96
(PDF)

Issued March 1, 1996

Issuance of Manual Receipts -- for DOB employees when BIS is not operational or ACRAF has been generated.

1995 APPNs 

Self-executing zipped file appn95.exe (98kb) containing every Administrative Policy and Procedure Notice (in pdf format) issued for that year.

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #01/95
(PDF)

Issued February 14, 1995

Formal Issuance of Policy and Procedural Notices -- uniform procedures for issuance of all PPN's.

1994 APPNs 

Self-executing zipped file appn94.exe (211kb) containing every Administrative Policy and Procedure Notice (in pdf format) issued for that year.

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #05/94
(PDF)

Issued September 13, 1994

Caller Identification phones -- for DOB field personnel.

Amends PPN #7/90.

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #02/94
(PDF)

Issued April 26, 1994

Designation of Emergency Vehicles 

Superceded APPN #10/92.

1993 APPNs 

Self-executing zipped file appn93.exe (333kb) containing every Administrative Policy and Procedure Notice (in pdf format) issued for that year.

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #01/93
(PDF)

Issued January 6, 1993

Fee Exemption Determination and Acceptable Proof of Fee Exempt Status.

Superceded APPN #8/91, Fee Exemption Determination and acceptable Proof of Fee Exempt Status.

Superseded by Buildings Bulletin 2014-027.

1992 APPNs 

Self-executing zipped file appn92.exe (344kb) containing every Administrative Policy and Procedure Notice (in pdf format) issued for that year.

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #05/92
(PDF)

Issued June 1, 1992

LL 10/81 Violation Dismissal Procedures

Superceded APPN #5/90 

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #04/92
(PDF)

Issued May 27, 1992

Returned Check Procedure 

Superceded APPN #3/90 

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #02/92
(PDF)

Issued March 20, 1992

Microfilming of Applications and C/O Folders --- To establish uniform procedures for the microfilming of applications.

Superceded Directive 3/79 dated May 21, 1979 and Directive 2/80 dated June 30,1980 

1991 APPNs 

Self-executing zipped file appn91.exe (416kb) containing every Administrative Policy and Procedure Notice (in pdf format) issued for that year.

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #16/91
(PDF)

Issued November 7, 1991

Fee for Temporary Certificate of Occupancy --- To implement a fee for a temporary certificate of occupancy in accordance with Local Law 54 of 1991.

Superceded Administrative memorandum dated August 9, 1991. 

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #15/91
(PDF)

Issued November 12, 1991

Folder Retention at the Borough Offices --- To amend the Department's policy with respect to the removal of documents from its premise consistent with the provisions of LL #72/91.

Superceded Operations PPN #22/89. 

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #14/91
(PDF)

Issued November 4, 1991

Inspectorial Attire --- Inspectors will wear Department issued shirts to aid the public in recognizing our employees and make work attire more presentable.

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #12/91
(PDF)

Issued October 8, 1991

Registration of Expediters --- To Enact Local Law # 72/91.

1990 APPNs 

Self-executing zipped file appn90.exe (348kb) containing every Administrative Policy and Procedure Notice (in pdf format) issued for that year.

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #05/90
(PDF)

Issued June 20, 1990

LL 10/81 Violation Dismissal Procedure 

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #03/90
(PDF)

Issued April 6, 1990

N. G. Check Procedure 

1989 APPNs 

Self-executing zipped file appn89.exe (93kb) containing every Administrative Policy and Procedure Notice (in pdf format) issued for that year.

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #3/89
(PDF)

Issued February 15, 1989

Cashiering of LL 58/88 Penalties --- To clarify and expand the cashier procedures outlined.

Superceded Operations PPN #1/89. 

1988 APPNs 

Self-executing zipped file appn88.exe (48kb) containing every Administrative Policy and Procedure Notice (in pdf format) issued for that year.

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #10/88
(PDF)

Issued July 19, 1988

Revision of In-House Designations --- Manhattan Borough Office

1987 APPNs 

Self-executing zipped file appn87.exe (440kb) containing every Administrative Policy and Procedure Notice (in pdf format) issued for that year.

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #14/87
(PDF)

Issued October 14, 1987

Freedom of Information Law

Superceded Directive # 2 of 1979 dated May 1, 1979. 

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #13/87
(PDF)

Issued October 14, 1987

Requests From The Public For Departmental Records

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #10/87 (PDF)

Issued September 4, 1987

After Hour Variance Procedures --- To establish procedures covering the application for review and issuance of After-Hour Variance Permits.

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #08/87
(PDF)

Issued July 7, 1987

Increase in Inspection and Alteration Permit Fees --- To establish and publicize neww fee schedules for inspection and alteration permit fees.

Administration Policy and Procedure Notice #01/87
(PDF)

Issued March 26, 1987

Formal Issuance of Policy and Procedures --- To establish an uniform system for issuing policy and procedures in the Technical, Administrative, and Operational areas, and for issuing other orders and information Department-wide.


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