Access electronic Registration Form and enter agency information. Do not use SIA1 licensing pdf form for initial registration.
After completing info, hit the Submit & Print SIA1 Form.
Print the SIA1 Application and SIA Cover Sheet by selecting the Print Special Inspection Agency Form button.
Review SIA Cover Sheet – Confirm the fee is correct.
Complete SIA1 Form:
Section 4 – Provide handwritten Social Security Number (PE/ RA Directors ONLY)
Section 11 – All Directors must sign, seal and date form (PE/ RA Directors ONLY)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject description will be Department of Buildings Payment Confirmation.
Government issued photo ID for Primary Director. Copy of photo ID is required. Acceptable identification includes:
Proof of NYC business address or proof of filing with NYS Secretary of State. Acceptable proof of business address includes:
Utility bill – gas, electric, or water; cable or telephone bills will not be accepted
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
NYC Workers Compensation Certificate or waiver. Acceptable proof of workers compensation includes:
Submit C-105.2 Certification, or
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.
SIA application package includes:
SIA Cover Sheet
SIA1 Form (signed, sealed and dated)
All supporting documents from STEP 3
Check/Money Order or copy of confirmation email from email@example.com
Mail application package to:
NYC Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 1st Floor
Attn: Licensing & Exams Unit
New York, NY 10007