During the work, DOB inspections are required at various stages of completion, as well as for final completion. Based on the scope of work, the following inspections from different DOB Inspection Units may be required:
Contractors and property Owners should make sure to schedule and complete all of the required DOB inspections. Prior to scheduling an inspection, Contractors must:
Homeowners have the option to either pursue a DOB inspection or have the professional (RDP) or Contractor submit a self-certification of the completed work. For storm water drainage work, the plumbing contractor opting to self-certify must submit a Notice of Intent to Self-certify, with the dates of these self-certified inspections to the Department, and follow-up with the submission of results for self-certified inspections.
If the applicant (RDP) intends to perform the final inspection, the professional must notify the Department of intent to submit a Letter of Completion of the project either at the time of submission of project application or prior to permit.
The Department’s inspection unit conducts a random audit of all self-certified notices to ensure compliance of inspected work with Code and regulations.
An online tool for scheduling appointments for required DOB inspections must be used. DOB NOW provides robust online accounts, making it easier to submit applications, make payments, schedule appointments, check the status of an application or inspection, pull permits, and make renewals.