Buildings Information System



Buildings, Department of City
The Buildings Information System (BISWeb) is the Department of Buildings' (DOB) main database and provides real-time data to anyone with internet access.

The database was put into production to support DOB's functions, and provides users with information regarding:
  1. Property Profile Overview with information on loft law, special districts and other restrictions
  2. Application Processing (application submission, review, and C of O issuance)
  3. Accounting
  4. Inspections information for Certificate of Occupancy and plumbing inspections, including daily service authorizations for Keyspan and Con Edison.
  5. Complaint Tracking
  6. Violation Tracking
  7. Periodic Safety Reports
  8. Equipment Tracking (fire safety, elevators, boilers, and more)
  9. Trade Licensing and Contractor Tracking
  10. Search and Navigation Capabilities such as our licensed trades search, ability to view all filings in a community board, all permits for a property, and all addresses on one tax lot..
Any of the below would be needed in order to access Building Information Search (BIS):
  1. Borough / House No / Street
  2. Borough / Block / Lot
  3. Building Identification Number (BIN)
  4. Borough / Block / Lot (optional)
  5. BIS Job Number / Doc Number (optional)
  6. Permit Number

NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)
Manhattan Borough Office
280 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York,NY10007
Phone: (212) 393-2614
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: BIS Hotline.

NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)
Staten Island Borough Office
10 Richmond Terrace, Borough Hall, 2nd Floor
Staten Island,NY10301
Phone: (718) 420-5400

NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)
Brooklyn Borough Office
210 Joralemon Street, 8th Floor
Phone: (718) 802-3675

NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)
Queens Borough Office
120-55 Queens Blvd.
Kew Gardens,NY11424
Phone: (718) 286-7620

NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)
Bronx Borough Office
1932 Arthur Ave, 5th Floor
Phone: (718) 960-4710

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