Code Notes

Code Notes is the Department of Buildings’ reference tool to assist industry members and property owners through the permit approval process. Each edition of Code Notes explains the necessary filings, applicable Codes and zoning requirements, relevant bulletins, directives and memos necessary for some of the most common construction projects in New York City.

Code Notes centralizes complex information that is typically spread out across the City’s Building Code, Zoning Resolution, Fire Code, Multiple Dwelling Law, Energy Conservation Code and other provisions into a more accessible format. In addition, Code Notes cross-references requirements under the Code with other provisions, including required approvals from other New York City agencies, such as the Department of Transportation and the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

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