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eFiling Expands to Minor Plumbing Projects

We've expanded eFiling to minor plumbing projects and oil burner installations. Licensed master plumbers, fire suppression contractors and oil burner installers can now use eFiling for limited standpipe, sprinkler, plumbing and oil burner work. Filing Limited Alteration Applications electronically will save the construction industry an estimated $2.4 million each year. This service enhancement also significantly streamlines DOB's operations and approval process for more than 12,000 applications annually.

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How to Use eFiling for LAA Permits

Review the New LAA1 + Instructions

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Deputy Commissioner of Building Development

Fred Mosher, Jr., RA, has joined DOB as our new Deputy Commissioner of Building Development.

With nearly 25 years of architectural experience in the private sector, Fred will focus on streamlining the development process.

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DOB Tip Leads to Arrest of Construction Super

After investigating a DOB inspector's tip, DOI arrested a construction super-intendent for offering a bribe. "Any industry member who tries to circumvent our laws is betraying the public trust, and our inspector should be commended for bringing this person to justice," said Buildings Commissioner LiMandri.

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Service Updates

Simplified Pre-filing +
Applications Processing

Pilot Program

After-Hours Variance
Payments + Processing

Steps Consolidated

New Alteration Application Fees
Fee Structure Chart

New Elevator Filing Fees
Fee Calculations

New Boiler Form for Batch Filings
Upcoming Changes
See the BBI1 + Instructions

Expired Plan, Permit + Application Reinstatement Fees
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Sign Application Requirements
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Public Hearings +
New Rules

Amendment to Violation Classifications: Expired Permits
Hearing on October 19 - 10am

Proposed Rule

Work Categories Exempt
From Permit Requirements Effective October 2

Rule 101-14

Tests Performed by Elevator Inspection Agencies
Effective October 30

Rule 101-07

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Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor

Robert D. LiMandri, Commissioner

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