DOB NOW: Inspections provides online scheduling for virtually all inspections, making it easier to schedule inspection appointments, offer more precise inspection scheduling and improve inspection tracking and notifications. Plus, it improves our service by standardizing our Inspectors' electronic checklists – and allowing industry members to certify certain objections electronically, eliminating the cost of re-inspections.
In accordance with the technology enhancements outlined in our Building One City Plan, the Department launched DOB NOW: Inspections, our new online inspection request and routing system, on December 7, 2015. In order to request inspections, you are required to register for an account.
Licensed professionals and owners are now required to use DOB NOW: Inspections to request development inspections in the following areas:
Inspection requests are no longer accepted in person, by phone or by the old online request portals on the Department's website. All requests must be made in DOB NOW: Inspections.
Anyone who wants to may register, however, Licensees, Registered Architects, and Professional Engineers MUST register in order to take action in the system and request inspections.
*Note: Owners should use the email address that is listed in Section 26 of their PW1 filings to register for DOB NOW: Inspections.*
The Department of Buildings has set up kiosks in each Borough Office where the public can get support from Department staff to register and, if necessary, link their PIN in DOB NOW: Inspections.
Bronx Borough Office
1932 Arthur Avenue, 5th Floor
Kiosk location: Old Certificate of Occupancy Room
(near Borough Commissioner's Office)
Brooklyn Borough Office
345 Adams Street, 3rd Floor
Kiosk location: Application Processing waiting area
Manhattan Borough Office
280 Broadway 4th Floor
Kiosk location #1: Construction/Electrical/Plumbing Inspection waiting area
Kiosk location #2: Elevators/Boilers public waiting area
Queens Borough Office
120-55 Queens Blvd
Kiosk location: Inspections Counter, 1st Floor
Staten Island Borough Office
10 Richmond Terrace, 2nd Floor
Kiosk location: 3rd Floor Inspections
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