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Rebuilding After Sandy

Recently Enacted Resiliency Legislation

Guide to Recently Enacted Resiliency Legislation (PDF)

Summary of Resiliency Legislation (PDF)

Information about Rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy

Build it Back Program: Application + Permit Fees Waived (PDF)

Preparing Sites for Extreme Weather (PDF)

Guide to Rebuilding After Hurricane Sandy (PDF) Updated 02.2015

FAQ on rebuilding to meet flood standards (PDF)

Executive Order on flood standards (PDF)

Executive Order on flood standards - with explanations (PDF)

Emergency Rule Governing Construction of Buildings in Special Flood Areas (PDF)

Press release on flood standards

Fees Waived for Hurricane Sandy Repair Work

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Bloomberg has signed an emergency order waiving all Department of Buildings application and permit fees for repair work to buildings damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
Read the Press Release
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Information for Property Owners

Rapid Repairs (PDF)  

Storm Tips (PDF)  

Getting Back Into Your Home (PDF)

Green, Yellow and Red Placard Information (PDF)

Red Placard Information for Building Owners (PDF)

Find a Licensed Professional 

Post-Storm Deck & Porch Safety for Homeowners (PDF)

Re-Occupancy of Buildings in Zone A (PDF)

Selecting an Architect (PDF)

Working with an Architect (PDF)

Questions for Prospective Architects (PDF)

 Information regarding Emergency Repairs

Temporary Boiler & Fuel Oil Storage (PDF)

Emergency Electrical Restoration Information (PDF)

Emergency Plumbing Work Information (PDF)

Con Ed Self-Certification Form for Electricians (PDF)

Information for Architects & Engineers Doing Repairs/Reconstruction (PDF)

Elevator Repairs and Replacement (PDF)

Boiler Repairs: Hurricane Sandy Damage (PDF)

Additional Information

DEC Residential Oil Remediation Assistance (PDF) 

DEC - Permit Requirements for Pumping Water in NYC Suspended (PDF)      

To learn more about Department initiatives, read our recent press releases and service notices. You may also sign up for Building News for regular Department updates.