Upcoming Events

Calendar

The Department of Buildings (DOB) looks forward to connecting with our industry partners and the general public. Our events are designed to keep industry members and all New Yorkers abreast of industry trends, operational updates to collaborate better with DOB and safe construction operations. Check this page frequently for upcoming DOB events!

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Buildings After Hours 

Department borough offices are open for Buildings After Hours on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Read the service notice for the 2024 schedule.

Buildings After Hours is designed for homeowners, tenants, building managers, and small business owners to visit their local borough office where DOB staff can answer questions and provide the information needed to plan for a home renovation or construction project, address an open violation on a property, obtain more information about a property, or use online resources including the Buildings Information System (BIS) and DOB NOW.

Staff from the following offices will be available at every borough office: borough commissioner’s office, borough operations, development inspections, enforcement inspections, and plan examination. Staff from the Administrative Enforcement Unit will be available in the Manhattan borough office. Please continue to use DOB NOW and eFiling for all applicable online services.

  • Records Requests - Requests for records are required to be submitted in advance in DOB NOW: BIS Options. If an email notification has been sent that the records are available, they may be picked up during Buildings After Hours.
  • Certificates of Correction - To correct an OATH/ECB summons, a Certificate of Correction is required to be submitted in DOB NOW: BIS Options. Administrative Enforcement Unit staff will be available in the Manhattan borough office during Buildings After Hours to answer questions about OATH/ECB summonses and Certificates of Correction that have been submitted in DOB NOW.

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Live Q&A Sessions

Our bi-weekly online Q&A Session for property owners, registered design professionals, filing representatives and other licensees/registrants provides a space for attendees to ask job specific questions for filings in DOB NOW, the Buildings Information System (BIS), or general questions about permits, Construction Codes, Zoning Regulations, sign offs, certificates of occupancy, place of assembly, equipment installations, violations and civil penalties, etc.

To register, choose the session you would like to attend, access the link and follow the instructions. Make sure to sign up for the appropriate session for the borough in which the property is located. Once registered, you will be emailed the login information on the morning of the event.

BOROUGH

SESSION DATE

February

Queens

Thursday, February 1, 2024 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Manhattan

Tuesday, February 6, 2024 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Staten Island

Thursday, February 8, 2024 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Brooklyn

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 – 2pm to 3:30pm - Cancelled

Queens

Thursday, February 15, 2024 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Manhattan

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Bronx

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Brooklyn

Thursday, February 29, 2024 – 2pm to 3:30pm

March

Manhattan

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Staten Island

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Queens

Thursday, March 7, 2024 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Brooklyn

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Bronx

Thursday, March 14, 2024 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Manhattan

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Queens

Thursday, March 21, 2024 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Brooklyn

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 – 2pm to 3:30pm

April

Manhattan

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Staten Island

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Queens

Thursday, April 4, 2024 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Brooklyn

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Bronx

Thursday, April 11, 2024 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Manhattan

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Queens

Thursday, April 18, 2024 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Industry Meetings

BOROUGH

SESSION DATE

Bronx
1932 Arthur Avenue, 5th Floor

2nd Wednesday of the month from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Brooklyn
345 Adams Street
3rd Floor conference room #2

4th Thursday of the month from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Manhattan
280 Broadway
3rd Floor conference room

4th Wednesday of the month from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Queens
120-55 Queens Boulevard
Room G110

3rd Wednesday of the month from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Contact the Borough Commissioners Offices for more information.

Questions and Answers from Prior Industry Meetings (updated 6/22/22)

View prior meeting/training information and related DOB NOW resources.

  • DOB NOW Training Sessions – the online portal allows users to submit job filings for approvals, obtain permits, schedule inspections, submit compliance filings and issue/renew licenses all online. See upcoming DOB NOW trainings.
  • eFiling Trainings – the system allows for the submission of all BIS job applications (New Building, Alteration-1, -2, -3) except a select number of project/work types or additional considerations. See available eFiling trainings.
  • Our Innovation Challenge Competitions invite the public to submit ideas to increase energy efficiency among buildings and to improve building and worker safety. See past challenge winners.

Additional Resources