An After Hours Variance (AHV) is required if you are seeking to perform construction activity before 7:00 am, after 6:00 pm, or on a Saturday or Sunday. The real-time, interactive After Hours Variance Map shows the location of construction projects where DOB has issued permits allowing construction work to proceed outside of normal business hours.
AHV applications for BIS jobs are submitted online through the Department's eFiling system. AHV applications for DOB NOW jobs are submitted directly in DOB NOW: Build. AHV applications must be filed at least two (2) business days before the first intended work-day.
|First Intended AHV Work Day||AHV Application Submission Deadline|
For initial AHV work permits, two separate payments are required:
Applicants may request an AHV permit for any number of days within a window of 14 consecutive days. To request days beyond this window a separate AHV application must be submitted.
To request AHV permits for fee exempt BIS jobs and DOB NOW electrical and elevator permits, use a paper PW5 form and submit it to the appropriate borough office. For more information about the reason for a denial, contact the appropriate borough office. Requests can be sent to AHVinfo@buildings.nyc.gov. For applications with any other status, please contact the appropriate borough office.
A combined AHV permit can be requested if all permits (PW2) have the same applicant and are on the same BIN. At least one permit must have been issued in DOB NOW and Alt3 BIS filings cannot be included.
To apply for a combined AHV Permit:
See the June 2020 Service Notice for more information.