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Special Rigger License Renewal

To renew your Special Rigger License, you must submit the following documents in person to the Licensing & Exams Unit. License renewals may be submitted Monday through Friday from 9am to 12:45pm. The Licensing & Exams Unit is located at:

NYC Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10007

  • Original, Typewritten LIC2 License Application;

  • Completed, Typewritten LIC34 Licensing Supplemental Affidavit (if applicable);

  • Completed Buildings Physical Examination Form (LIC61) signed by a physician;

  • Child Support Certification Form;

  • One (1) 2X2 Current Passport Size Photograph;

  • Proof of Certification of Compliance with substance abuse provisions. The Department will provide a substance abuse policy compliance document for you to complete during your appointment;

  • Typed & notarized letter from the licensee listing the name, address and telephone number of the laboratory that performed the substance abuse test and a statement giving consent for the laboratory to the release such information to the Department;

  • Completed LIC70 Designation of Rigging/Sign Hanging Foreman Application (LIC70 Instructions). If you do not have any foreman, submit a notarized letter on company’s letterhead indicating such;

  • Original Designated Rigging Foremen Certificates;

  • Updated Insurance Certificates (General Liability, Worker’s Compensation & Disability);

  • Current/Expired DOB license card;

  • $75 Renewal Fee Payment; $5 per Foreman Card;

  • Original eight (8) refresher course certificate from a Department Approved Course Provider.

Note: If you received an “Intent not to Renew” letter, you must submit the required documentation stated in the letter PRIOR to renewal, and you must be cleared to renew before coming to the Licensing Unit to begin the renewal process.

Beginning July 1st licensees must submit an original eight (8) refresher course certificate from a department approved training program.

To avoid a $50 late fee, renewal applications must be submitted 30-60 days before the expiration date that is indicated on your license card.

Printable Checklist (PDF)

Important Links:
LIC2 Application & Instructions
LIC34 License Affidavit
Rigger License Information