Inspection Service Levels

DOB NOW: Inspections

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.

Register for or log into DOB NOW: 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:

  • Electrical
  • Signs
  • Fire Suppression
  • Boilers
  • Construction
  • Cranes & Derricks
  • Elevators
  • BPP
  • Oil Burning Equipment
  • Sustainability
  • Plumbing
  • High Rise Initiative

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.

Who can register for DOB NOW: Inspection?

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.

How do I register for DOB Now: Inspections?

  1. Go to the DOB NOW: Inspections website
  2. Click on the link to register for DOB Now: Inspections
  3. Click on "New Users: Register for an Account"

Enter required information to create your account.

*Note: Owners should use the email address that is listed in Section 26 of their PW1 filings to register for DOB NOW: Inspections.*

In-Borough Support Kiosks

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

To stay up-to-date on DOB Now: Inspections, subscribe to Buildings News as well as regularly check this website for updates.

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