Obtain a: Class 1 Filing Representative Registration

UPDATE: New License Application Requirement 

Course Requirement Service Notice – As of December 1, 2023, Class 1 Filing Representative Registration will be issued without proof of training completion until training is available. Applicants must submit an Affidavit agreeing to take the course within 6 months after the course becomes available.

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. The Licensing & Exams Unit is not accepting any walk-in transactions, or paper applications for this process..

STEP 1: Registration Criteria

To become a registered Class 1 Filing Representative, you must meet registration qualifications.

Section 28-416.2 of the New York City Administrative Code exempts the following persons from registration:

  • Owners of the premises for which the building applications are filed
  • Lessees of the premises authorized by the owner to file building applications
  • Condominium unit owners authorized by the condo board to file building applications
  • Cooperative shareholder authorized by the coop board to file building applications
  • NYS Licensed Architects
  • NYS Licensed Engineers
  • NYS Licensed Attorneys
  • NYC Licensed Master Plumbers
  • NYC Licensed Master Fire Suppression Piping Contractors
  • NYC Licensed Master Electricians

STEP 2: Registration Qualifications

To obtain a Class 1 Filing Representative Registration, you must meet all the following requirements:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be able to read and write the English language
  • have good moral character so as not to adversely impact your ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a Class1 Filing Representative
  • completed Department-approved integrity training
  • completed Department-approved 16-hour training course within the one (1) year prior to application for registration

STEP 3: Applying for Your Registration

You must complete an online application and submit the required documents listed below as scanned PDFs via the DOB NOW Portal. Applicants that do not currently have an eFiling account will need to create an account by completing the registration form.

You must upload PDF scans. Pictures of documents will not be accepted. All documents must be signed and notarized within the last 90 days from the date of submission. The following documentation is required:

  • LIC8 application
  • LIC34, if applicable
  • Notarized Code of Conduct confirmation receipt
  • Certificate of Department-Approved 16-Hour Filing Representative Training Course
  • Photo ID (driver’s license, learner’s permit, passport or green card)
  • Original Social Security card
  • Typed, notarized letter from your employer on their company’s letterhead verifying your employment and authorization to represent the company; or a typed, notarized letter verifying that you are self-employed.
  • Child Support Certification Form
  • Background Investigation Fee - $330.00 payable within the DOB NOW Portal
    For questions pertaining to your background investigation or to find out the status, please send inquiries to lbackgrounds@buildings.nyc.gov.
  • License Issuance Fee - $150.00

STEP 4: Obtaining Your Registration Card

If you pass the Background Investigation, you will be able to schedule an appointment within the DOB NOW Portal to take picture and receive the Class 1 Filing Representative registration card.

For more information, visit the Department website at nyc.gov/buildings

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