DOB borough offices will be open the first and third Tuesday of the month from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm for staff to answer questions and provide needed information to homeowners, tenants, building managers, and small business owners.
DOB hosts monthly in-person industry meetings for registered design professionals and Class 2 Filing Representatives at each borough office. The meetings provide an opportunity for industry professionals, with business before the Department, to interface with borough staff with their questions and concerns.
If you are an entrepreneur or small business owner planning on opening a new place of business, renovating an existing one, or need answers to project-specific questions, then DOB's Small Business Team (SBT) is here to assist you. SBT provides one-on-one guidance at no cost, and team members are available during our weekly Buildings After Hours sessions.
Join us at one of our bi-weekly online Q&A Sessions for property owners, RDPs, licensees, filing representatives and other registrants to ask job specific questions about DOB NOW and BIS filings, or general questions about permits, Codes, sign-offs, certificates of occupancy, etc.
Creating a sustainable City for future generations takes dedication and diligence, and DOB's Sustainability Team is up to the challenge! Our team continues to spread awareness about sustainable building maintenance and operation practices that work to create a greener City for all New Yorkers. By acting together, we can make an impact on the sustainability and resiliency of our City. See what has been happening:
Mayor launches Getting 97 Done, a comprehensive plan to cut carbon emissions from New York City's largest buildings.
DOB releases latest rules package for Local Law 97. Get information.
In honor of Climate Week, watch these movie favorites then get some climate-friendly tips: Some Like it Hot, Frozen, Winter's Bone, Gone with the Wind, Singing in the Rain, The Perfect Storm, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and Rain Man.
Visit us online at nyc.gov/sustainablebuildings.
Get resources to assist in renting, maintaining and greening the home, safety tips, and help stopping tenant harassment
Get information and help with permits, sign-offs, Codes, zoning, equipment installation, resolving violations, and more
Find safety resources and information, required site safety training courses, and OSHA-authorized trainers near you
DOB's latest operational changes, updates, and new service offerings.
Use this reference tool to assist you during the permit approval process.
DOB's official policies and procedures for development in New York City.
Get an overview of industry-related project requirements based on the project type.
Required safety training courses for construction site supervisors and workers.
See highlights of DOB's actions to sanction and deter industry bad actors.