Determination requests may be submitted to the Borough Commissioner's office for:
- An objection raised by a plan examiner.
- Form must be signed and sealed by the Licensed Professional (PE or RA) who submitted the Job Application.
- A possible future objection for an application not yet filed (Pre-determination).
- Form must be signed and sealed by a Licensed Professional (PE or RA) or signed by an Attorney.
NYC Construction Codes (CCD1) and Zoning Resolution (ZRD1) determination requests will only be accepted by email at the below email addresses.
- NYC Development Hub: DevHubDeterminations@buildings.nyc.gov
- Hub Full Service: HubFSDeterminations@buildings.nyc.gov
- Bronx: BXDeterminations@buildings.nyc.gov
- Brooklyn: BKDeterminations@buildings.nyc.gov
- Manhattan: MNDeterminations@buildings.nyc.gov
- Queens: QNDeterminations@buildings.nyc.gov
- Staten Island: SIDeterminations@buildings.nyc.gov
- Construction Safety: CCD1Const-Safety@buildings.nyc.gov
(related to Ch. 33 of the NYC Building Code only)
Determination requests denied by the Borough office may be submitted to the Department of Buildings’ Technical Affairs Office at: TADeterminations@buildings.nyc.gov.
Applicants must follow the below guidelines for all determinations:
- Documents must be submitted in one flattened PDF format – each submittal must cover only one objection and must cite all related code or zoning sections
- Duplicate submissions will not be accepted
- All submitted documents must be legible
- Maximum drawing size is 11” x 17”
- Objection sheet is included for all Determination Requests
- Email subject line and PDF file are properly named:
Determinations: Job Number_Objection Number_Address.pdf
Example: Where the Job # is 123456789, the objection number is 1, and the address is 1 Arthur Avenue, the PDF should be named: 123456789_1_1 Arthur Ave.pdf
Pre-Determinations (no job number or objection number exists): Pred_Address.pdf Example: Where the address is 1 Arthur Avenue, the PDF should be named: Pred_1 Arthur Ave.pdf
Review of Determinations
Borough Commissioners or Unit Heads review determination requests. They may accept or deny a request or meet with an applicant for further review. The submitter of the Determination Request will be notified of the final decision via email.
When a Borough Commissioner or Unit Head denies a Determination Request, the applicant may appeal to the Department’s Technical Affairs Unit. Applicants may make any subsequent appeals to the Boards of Standards and Appeals.