Skilled Trades Project Requirements:
Curb Cut Work & Inspections

Required Inspections

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:

  • Plumbing Inspection – Plumbing for storm water drainage work
  • Construction Inspection – Final Inspection

Contractors and property Owners should make sure to schedule and complete all of the required DOB inspections. Prior to scheduling an inspection, Contractors must:

  • Confirm that all construction work completed matches the approved drawings
  • Periodically check that no safety hazards exist on the active construction project
  • Confirm that work complies with Code and other requirements

Self-Certification of Inspections

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.

Other Regulations

  • A final inspection is required to sign-off and close the project.
  • If the completed project has changes in the curb cut location without affecting zoning or Code regulations, an As Built submission shall be allowed. The applicant must submit revised As Built drawings prior to project sign-off

Inspection Requests

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.

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