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Mayor Bloomberg Signs the 2011 Electrical Code

Mayor Bloomberg signed the NYC 2011 Electrical Code, ensuring that electrical work requirements will remain up-to-date with today's safety standards. "The collaborative effort of the revision process reaffirmed the partnership we have developed between the public and private sectors, which are both dedicated to making New York City a safer place to live, work, and build," said the Mayor.

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arrowRead the NYC 2011 Electrical Code

Junior Architects + Engineers

Students from PS 142 in Manhattan toured the Department’s Manhattan Borough Office and the Department’s Executive Offices as part of the Junior Architects and Engineers Program. The Department launched the program in March 2011 to teach elementary school students about the construction process and how buildings are constructed throughout the City. During the field trip, students met with Department officials and learned about how construction plans are submitted, then reviewed and approved by the Department.

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arrowRead the Downtown Express Story   arrowHave DOB Visit Your School

Rules, Bulletins + Codes




Service Updates

Get It Done. Together.
Pilot Program Extended
Through August 31.

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New Sidewalk Shed
Lighting Requirements

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No-Penalty Deck +
Porch Inspections
Through August 1

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Registered Journeyman

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Online Inspection Requests: Queens Pilot Program Underway
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LAA Filings When Changing to Cleaner Oil
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Energy Code Form + Process Changes
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General Liability Insurance Requirements - UPDATED
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New Fees for Hazardous Violation Re-inspections
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Opportunities + Events

Serve on the Department's
Buildings Sustainability Board
Last Day to Apply

Commissioner Robert LiMandri and Acting First Deputy Commissioner Thomas Fariello, RA, invite technical experts in sustainability to apply to serve on the Commissioner’s Buildings Sustainability Board during the upcoming term.

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Special Inspection
Agency Registration
July Training Sessions

Special Inspection Agency registration begins this summer. The Department has partnered with the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York, the American Institute of Architects New York, and the Real Estate Board of New York to provide an overview of the new requirements.

arrowJuly 13 Session (ACECNY)
arrowJuly 14 Session (REBNY)
arrowJuly 21 Session (AIANY)

Did You Know....?

NBAT - The New Business Acceleration Team - has helped more than 350 new food establishments open their doors faster.

The Team is now at 100 Gold Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10038.

Learn more at or call (212) 788 - 6722.

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June 30, 2011