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New Sustainable Contractor Designations

Contractors with training in green technologies can be designated as a Sustainable Contractor with the Department. Licensees can register by providing their third-party credentials or certifications -- and promoting environmentally friendly construction. Property owners can confirm a contractor's status by using the License Search on the Department's homepage. Our database identifies Sustainable Contractors with a green leaf.

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See Accepted Certifications

Verify if a Contractor is Sustainable (PDF)

Apply to Be a Sustainable Contractor

Get It Done. Together. Program Extended

We've extended the Get It Done. Together. pilot program through August 31. Since its May launch, this initiative has approved more than 600 new projects - which will generate more than $614 million in economic activity.

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Proposed Rules + New Bulletins

Proposed Rules


Service Updates

No-Penalty Deck +
Porch Inspections
Through August 1

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Minimum Filing Fees: Upcoming Changes
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Read the Law (PDF)

eFiling Limited Alteration Applications
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Plan Reviews for Eating + Drinking Establishments Learn More (PDF)

Benchmarking Reports: Deadlines + Free Assistance

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New Sidewalk Shed
Lighting Requirements

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Did You Know....?

Our Junior Architects and Engineers Program is continuing this coming school year, and parents are welcome to reach out to their children’s school to encourage participation.

This past year, the Department visited elementary schools in every borough -- and taught more than 150 second, third, fourth and fifth graders about how buildings are constructed in New York City. Students finished the program by visiting our offices -- and spending time on a construction site with our experts.

Learn More about the Program
View Photos from the Field Trip
Read the Downtown Express Story
Have DOB Visit Your School

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July 21, 2011