New License Application Service Notice - As of September 7, 2021, all new license applications are required to be submitted online at nyc.gov/dobnow. See the New License Application User Guide for step-by-step directions.
License Renewal Applications Service Notice - applications to renew a license/registration are required to be submitted online at nyc.gov/dobnow. See the Licensing Renewal Application User Guide for step-by-step directions.
License Insurance Updates Service Notice - Beginning June 5, 2023, licensees/registrants are required to submit license insurance updates at nyc.gov/dobnow. See the License Insurance Updates Guide for step-by-step directions and the License Insurance Updates and Renewal Applications FAQs for more information. To view an online training video presentation, see our Licensing Insurance Updates Webinar.
Contact the Licensing & Exams Unit at:
NYC Department of Buildings
Licensing & Exams Unit
280 Broadway, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10007
Hotline Number: (212) 393-2259
DOB NOW: Licensing (for Elevator Agency, Gas Work Qualifications, Journeyman registrations and Welder licenses)