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Master, Special and Tower Crane Rigger 30-Hour Courses
Master, Special and Tower Crane Rigger 30-hour courses are currently available. For details please see Department-Approved Course Providers. Rigger license applicants must complete the 30-hour course within three years prior to application..

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The Department of Buildings issues licenses and registrations to contractors and people working with our Department and/or within the construction trades in New York City. Learn the standing of a general contractor, licensee or registrant by using our online search tool.

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Sustainable Contractor Designation Program
The Sustainable Contractor Designation Program identifies contractors who demonstrate knowledge in sustainable practices.
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Licensing Unit Information

Licensing & Exams Unit
280 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10007
(212) 393-2259

 Window Hours:
General Contractor* 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Filing Representative

9:00am - 3:30pm

All other Licensing Transactions 9:00am - 12:45pm

* includes General Contractor registration, Tracking Number and Safety Registration transactions