Special Inspection Agency (SIA)
Registration Renewal

STEP 1: Complete SIA1 Application

Access the SIA1: Special Inspection Agency Registration application form. Complete all sections (1 through 9) and be sure to provide the following:

  • Section 1 – Mark Renewal option.
  • Section 4 – Provide handwritten Social Security Number. (PE/ RA Directors ONLY)
  • Section 8 – Provide information for Convictions and Fines.
  • Section 9 – Provide name, date, signature and seal for Primary Director indicated in Section 4.

STEP 2: Complete SIA1 Cover Sheet

  • Complete all sections on the SIA1 Cover Sheet. Be sure to calculate fees accurately.

STEP 3: Prepare Payment

Pay with check or electronic payment

  • Check/Money Order Option – Complete check for the amount indicated in the SIA cover sheet. Make check payable to NYC Department of Buildings.

  • Electronic payment Option – Special Inspection Agencies can pay their registration fees through our www.nyc.gov/licensepayment. After your online payment is processed, you will receive a confirmation email from noreply@finance.nyc.gov. The subject description will be Department of Buildings Payment Confirmation.

STEP 4: Gather Supporting Documents (for PE or RA Directors only)

  • Gather the following forms:
    • Government-issued photo ID for Primary Director. Copy of photo ID is required. Acceptable identification includes:
    • State ID
    • Driver’s License
    • Passport
  • Proof of NYC business address or proof of filing with NYS Secretary of State. Acceptable proof of business address includes:
    • Lease (with NYC address)
    • LIC 50 Authorization for Service of Process by Agent (agreement for someone with New York City address to act as an agent of service)
    • NYS Secretary of State business filing
    • Utility bills such as gas, electric, water, cable, or telephone will not be accepted
  • NYS Workers Compensation Certificate or waiver. Acceptable proof of workers compensation includes:
    • Submit C-105.2 Certification, or
    • Exemption form
  • Proof of Professional Liability Insurance. Submit the Accord form provided by your insurance provider.
  • Accreditation certificate for Class 1 inspection categories. Acceptable accreditation certificates must be issued by a recognized accrediting body.

STEP 5: Mail SIA Application Package

  • SIA application package includes:
    • SIA Cover Sheet
    • SIA1 Form (signed, sealed, and dated)
    • All supporting documents from STEP 4
    • Check/Money Order or copy of confirmation email from noreply@finance.nyc.gov
    • Mail application package to the following address:

New York City Department of Buildings
Licensing & Exams Unit
Attn: Special Inspection Agency Registration
280 Broadway, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10007

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