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DOB Helps Build Affordable New Homes

More than 20 Department of Buildings employees joined Habitat for Humanity-NYC to build eight, affordable, energy-efficient housing units in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn ― the third consecutive year the Department participated with the non-profit organization.

Read the News Release

Learn About Habitat-NYC or Apply for Housing

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New Electrical Code Enforcement

There is a new enforcement structure for Electrical Code violations under the NYC 2011 Electrical Code. Beginning July 1, 2012, the Department can issue Environmental Control Board (ECB) Notices of Violation (NOV) for electrical work not meeting the new Electrical Code.

Learn About the NYC 2011 Electrical Code

See the Service Notice

Read More on the Electrical Code + ECB Vios

Let us know what you think about urbancanvas ― our innovative program to beautify construction sites with the installation of public art!

Learn More About urbancanvas


Service Updates

Major Projects Program
Acceptance Criteria

No-Penalty Deck + Porch Inspections
Through August 1

NYC Plumbing Code
Updated Flush Standards

Plan Approval Pilot
Learn More
Plan Exam Guidelines

Cranes + Derricks
Mastclimber Forms

Special Inspection
Agency Registration

How to Register
User Guide
Amendment to Rule §101-06
Registration Requirements
Deadlines + Filings

3D Site Safety Plans
How to Submit

Façade Maintenance
Inspections Required

Work Without a Permit
+ SWO Vios

Requesting Overrides, Reductions
+ Penalty Waivers

Buildings Bulletins

2012-007 addresses three types of post-installed anchors in masonry, including those for securing scaffolds.

2012-006 establishes acceptance criteria for relining systems installed in existing chimneys and vents.

See All Published Bulletins

New Rules

Violations: Concrete Washout Water + Unsafe Facades
Rule Effective 07.18.12

Did You Know...?

NYC CityStore sells the 2008 Building Code ― with four new updates through December 2011.

You can also order the NYC Energy Conservation Code and the NYC 2011 Electrical Code.

The 2008 Construction Codes update pages are available on our website and are free to print.

Visit CityStore

Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor

Robert D. LiMandri, Commissioner

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