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Welder License Renewal

Step 1: Licensees can pay their renewal fees with our secure online payment portal at https://paydirect.link2gov.com/DOB-LicenseRenewal/ItemSearch. After an online payment is processed, the licensee will receive a confirmation email from noreply@link2gov.com; the subject will be Department of Buildings Payment Confirmation.

Step 2: To complete the renewal process, licensees must mail their application and supporting documents to:

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

Supporting Documents Include:

  • Original, typewritten LIC2 License Application available on the Department website. All fields of the LIC2 application in sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9 and 10 must be fully completed.

  • Completed, typewritten LIC34 Licensing Supplemental Affidavit (if applicable)

  • Copy of your AWS or NYSDOT Welder Certification Card; YOU DO NOT NEED TO SUBMIT THIS CERTIFICATION IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY A CLASS 1 WELDER. Below are details regarding the Welder Certification requirements:

The American Welding Society (AWS) Manual-Shielded Metal Arc Welding Process (SMAW) certification:

  • Certified Welder- Groove and fillet welds in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead position (3G & 4G) and unlimited thicknesses (1” plate);

  • If the applicant welds special steels or metals, the applicant must also obtain and maintain the appropriate AWS certification in addition to the above certification;

  • AWS Website: www.aws.org

OR

  • The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Field Welder Certification Manual-Shielded Metal Arc Welding Process (SMAW):

  • 3G 4G- Groove and fillet welds in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions and unlimited thicknesses

  • If the applicant welds special steels or metals, the applicant must also obtain and maintain the appropriate NYS certification (if available) in addition to the above certification

  • NYSDOT Website: www.nysdot.gov

  • One 2x2 current photograph (passport size)

  • New York City Welder License card

  • LIC60 Visual Acuity Form for Welders

  • Child Support Certification Form

  • Copy of confirmation e-mail for online payments

  • $45 fee payment-check or money order if not making online payment

  • $50 late renewal-check or money order if not making online payments

Step 3: Receive license card by mail.

Note: Renewals with online payments may be considered for priority processing. To avoid a late fee, renewal applications must be submitted 30-60 days before the expiration date indicated on the registration card.

Printable Checklist (PDF)

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