Scheduling an Appointment

Applicants seeking to make a Plan Examination appointment for standard plan review BIS job filings can schedule an appointment online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week up to one month in advance using the Appointments System.

DOB developed the Appointments System to make it easier to do business with us, by validating job information before scheduling a plan examination appointment.

For an overview of the Appointments process see the Appointments User Guide.

For step-by-step instructions on using the Appointments system, see the Appointments System User Manual.

Applicants can use the Appointments System by entering their DOB ID Number, PIN, BIS Job number and BIS Document number. The Licensing Unit provides DOB ID Numbers and PINs to all eligible professionals and Class 2 Filing Representatives as part of the initial DOB registration process.

Requesting or Changing a PIN

If you have never received a PIN and you are an eligible professional or a Class 2 Filing Representative, visit the Licensing & Exams Unit at 280 Broadway, 1st Floor to apply. If you forgot or need to change your PIN, submit a request using the DOB Online Help Form.

Cancelling an Online Appointments System Appointment

  • Applicants must confirm or cancel plan examination appointments at least 24 hours before their scheduled appointment. Applicants must cancel scheduled appointments before picking a date to reschedule.
  • To cancel a standard appointment made online, locate the appointment in the Appointments system and click on the Cancel button.
  • To cancel a specialized examination appointment, submit a cancellation request on the DOB Online Help Form.

Manual Appointment Request

Applicants seeking to make a Manual Plan Examination Appointment for the following appointment types can either submit a Manual Appointment and Drop Off Request Form or contact the appropriate borough office:

  • Audits
  • Determinations appointments
  • Emergency appointments

Fire Alarm Plan Examination

To support the implementation of FDNY Rules, fire alarm drawings will be reviewed by the Fire Department at:

New Fire Alarm Plan Examination
9 Metrotech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201

  • All fire alarm applications must be filed as separate Alteration Type 2 applications with a fire alarm work type (FA).
  • Drawings must be submitted to and reviewed by the Fire Department.
  • Application forms and fees must still be submitted at DOB Borough Offices.
  • There are two required items related to fire alarms. Both will automatically apply to the Alteration 2 FA job:
    • Prior to Approval: FDNY Received and Approved Plans
    • Prior to Signoff: As Built Plans

NOTE: The As-Built Plans must be submitted to the Fire Department to obtain FDNY’s Letter of Approval.

To find out more, visit the FDNY Bureau of Fire Prevention website.

Specialized Plan Examination Appointment

To schedule a specialized plan examination appointment including audits, determinations, and emergency appointments submit a PER11 Manual Appointment and Drop Off Request Form or contact the appropriate borough office.

Appealing Objections to BSA

To appeal an objection from plan exam directly to the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA), applicants should submit an AI1 containing the details of the objection to the Plan Examiner assigned to the filing. Objections cannot be submitted to BSA unless they have been attested by a Borough Commissioner.

Appointment with a Project Advocate

To schedule an appointment with a Project Advocate, submit a Project Advocate Service Request Form.

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