DOB NOW: Build

DOB NOW: Build is the online platform for Owners, Professional Engineers (PE), Registered Architects (RA), Licensees, Special Inspectors, Progress Inspectors, and Filing Representatives to submit jobs to the Department of Buildings. DOB NOW: Build is currently available for the following job types:

  • New Building
  • Alteration-CO
  • Alteration
  • Limited Alteration
  • Place of Assembly
  • Cranes
  • BIS Schedule of Occupancy
  • Certificate of Occupancy

Currently cannot be submitted in DOB NOW:

  • Builders Pavement Plan
  • Full Demolition
  • Green Roof
  • Solar
  • Subdivision
  • Letter of No Objection
  • Alt-1: Affordable Housing/Fee Deferred/No Work
  • NB: Affordable Housing/Fee Deferreds

Using DOB NOW: Build

An eFiling account is needed to use DOB NOW: Build. If you already have an eFiling account, use the email and password used to login to DOB NOW. If you need to register for an account, visit the Registration Information page for additional information.

After registering for an account in eFiling, you can use DOB NOW: Build to:

  • File jobs and submit fees online
  • View and search information related to your jobs and permits
  • Upload documents
  • View objections
  • Schedule and review objections with a plan examiner in a virtual meeting
  • Receive emails at milestones throughout the application process
  • File Post Approval Amendments (PAA)
  • Make Corrections
  • Pull and print After Hour Variances
  • Pull and print work permits
  • Receive Letters of Completion by email

Search for DOB NOW: Build Filings

Jobs filed in DOB NOW: Build will not appear in BIS. You can access this information through the DOB NOW Public Portal or through the City’s Open Data Portal.

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