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How can I learn about Buildings Department licensing and forms?
What can happen if I do construction work without a permit?
How can I learn about electrical licences and permits?
How can I find out if my skilled trades license is current?

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How can I learn about Buildings Department licensing and forms?
Visit the Department of Buildings (DOB) online for licensing and forms information.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
DOB Licensing and Forms Information



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What can happen if I do construction work without a permit?
If construction work is performed without a permit, the owner of the building, as well as the individual(s) who perfomed the illegal work may be subject to violations, summonses, court appearances, and fines. Visit the Department of Buildings (DOB) online to learn more.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
DOB Department Tool Kits for Homeowners



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How can I learn about electrical licences and permits?
Electricians are required to be licensed by the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) nd only licensed electricians and their employees can do electrical work in NYC.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
DOB "Building Knowledge" Brochures
License Status Information - DOB's Building Information System
Licensing Information



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How can I find out if my skilled trades license is current?
If you are a skilled trades licensee or if you need to hire one, visit the Department of Buildings' (DOB) Building Information System (BIS) to find out the current status of the skilled tradesperson.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
Check Your Licensing Status



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