New Acting Commissioner at DOB
morning, Mayor Eric Adams named Kazimir Vilenchik, P.E.,
as Acting Commissioner of the Department of Buildings,
steering efforts to promote the safe and lawful use of
nearly 1.1 million buildings and over 40,000 active work
sites in our City.
of the Department since 2008, Acting Commissioner
Vilenchik has served as First Deputy Commissioner
for the Department, and before that was the Brooklyn
Borough Commissioner. Prior to his tenure at the
Department, Acting Commissioner Vilenchik worked for
over 20 years in the private sector. He attended
Belarussian State Polytechnic University in Minsk,
In a message to Department staff, the Acting
"Together, we have accomplished so much at the
Department since the beginning of the new
administration, and I have every intention of moving the
ball forward on our other new agency initiatives. We
continue to serve a vital role in this City, and I thank
each of you for your continued dedication and
2022 Construction Codes Go Into Effect
Monday, November 7, the new 2022 NYC Construction Codes
go into effect, the first such comprehensive Code
revision in our City since 2014.
Codes will have a profound impact on future building
construction projects in New York City. There are over
600 major updates, and thousands of smaller changes,
intended to improve safety for our fellow New Yorkers,
and incorporate the latest in building materials,
technologies and strategies for increased resiliency.
Applicants should be aware that job filings submitted in
DOB NOW on or after Monday, November 7, may require new
Special Inspections and new Required Documents to comply
with the 2022 Construction Codes.
Read our Service Notice
See our Presentation on DOB NOW Updates related to the
2022 NYC Construction Codes
The New Face of DOB
is getting a new front page with a streamlined layout
for easier navigation starting on Monday, November 7.
This new layout will be mobile-friendly, so you can now
use the Public Portal right on your smart phone.
In addition to easier navigation and improved user
experience, the new landing page will also include a new
"Building on My Block / Zoning Challenge" search tool -
to easily find new development projects in specific
neighborhoods which are currently eligible for a zoning
Read our Service Notice
Visit the DOB NOW Public Portal
Walk-Ins Welcome for
Certificate of Correction Requests
Administrative Enforcement Unit is now accepting walk-in
customers who need assistance with Certificate of
Correction requests that have been submitted online in
DOB NOW: BIS Options.
Customers can receive walk-in customer service
assistance on the first floor at 280 Broadway,
Manhattan, as of Wednesday, November 2.
Read the full Service Notice
a reminder that Tuesday, November 8 is Election Day and
Friday, November 11 is Veterans Day. All Department of
Buildings Offices will be closed on these two recognized
City holidays. In addition, Buildings After Hours will
also be cancelled on Tuesday, November 8.