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Faster Approvals at the NYC Development Hub

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Buildings Commissioner Robert D. LiMandri announced the opening of the NYC Development Hub ― a state-of-the-art plan review center where we're accelerating the construction approval process and speeding up job creation. This milestone makes New York one of the first cities in the country to receive, review and approve digital construction plans. Located in Lower Manhattan, the Hub is building upon the success of this summer's Get It Done. Together. program, which will generate more than $1 billion in economic activity.

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View the Photos

Visit the Hub Homepage

Send Your NB or Alt-1 to the Hub


eFiling Expands to Minor Plumbing Projects

Licensed master plumbers, fire suppression contractors and oil burner installers may use eFiling for limited plumbing, sprinkler, standpipe and oil burner work.

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How to Use eFiling for LAAs

New LAA1 + Instructions

Register for eFiling


New Buildings Bulletin

Buildings Bulletin 2011-020 addresses polypropylene (PP) piping systems in hydronic piping, irrigation systems and water recycling distribution piping systems.

This supersedes Buildings Bulletin 2011-005.


Service Updates

Special Inspection Agency Registration
Training Seminars

Account Statements
of Electrical Firms

Quarterly Mailings

Simplified Pre-filing +
Applications Processing

Pilot Program

After-Hours Variance
Payments + Processing

Steps Consolidated

Alteration Application Fees
New Fee Structure Chart

New Elevator Filing Fees
Fee Calculations

Boiler Form for Batch Filings
Recent Changes
See the BBI1 + Instructions

Expired Plan, Permit + Applications
Reinstatement Fees

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

Did You Know...?

Since 2003, tips from Department of Buildings employees have led to more than 80 arrests by the NYC Department of Investigation.

Read about a DOB tipster who recently helped DOI arrest a construction super on bribery charges.

Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor

Robert D. LiMandri, Commissioner

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