Upcoming Events

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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!

CALENDAR UPDATE: Buildings After Hours is cancelled on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 in the Brooklyn Borough Office only.

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Buildings After Hours

REMINDER: Buildings After Hours is cancelled on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 in the Brooklyn Borough Office only and will resume at its new location at 345 Adams Street, 3rd floor on Tuesday, November 29. Buildings After Hours will take place as scheduled in the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island borough offices on Tuesday, November 22.

Department of Buildings offices  are open every Tuesday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm for homeowners, tenants, small business owners, and building managers 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
  • 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.

NOTE: Face masks are required and must be worn at all times while in DOB office locations.

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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

November

Manhattan

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

December

Brooklyn/Staten Island

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Queens

Thursday, December 8, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Manhattan

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Bronx

Thursday, December 15, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Industry Meetings

A monthly online, borough-specific industry session for registered design professionals to discuss policy and business process questions that are not job specific. The meetings will also include a review of recent updates and policy decisions.

Questions for the meeting must be submitted at least three (3) days in advance. To register and submit a question, choose the session you would like to attend, access the link and follow the instructions. All registrants will be emailed the login information the morning of the event.

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

BOROUGH

MEETING DATE

November

Bronx

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

December

Brooklyn

Thursday, December 1, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Manhattan

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Queens

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Staten Island

Friday, December 16, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

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