DOB NOW: Inspections


DOB NOW: Inspections provides online scheduling for virtually all inspections, making it easier to schedule inspection appointments, offer more precise inspection scheduling and improve inspection tracking and notifications. Plus, it improves our service by standardizing our Inspectors' electronic checklists – and allowing industry members to certify certain objections electronically, eliminating the cost of re-inspections.

Using DOB NOW: Inspections

In order to request inspections, you are required to register for an account. Owners and licensed professionals are required to use DOB NOW: Inspections to request development inspections in the following areas:

  • Boilers
  • BPP
  • Construction
  • Cranes & Derricks
  • Electrical
  • Elevators
  • Fire Suppression
  • High Rise Initiative
  • Oil Burning Equipment
  • Plumbing
  • Signs
  • Sustainability

Inspection requests are no longer accepted in-person, by phone or by the old online request portals. All requests must be made in DOB NOW: Inspections.

Register for DOB NOW: Inspections

Anyone who wants to may register, however, licensees, registered architects, and professional engineers must register in order to take action in the system and request inspections.

To use DOB NOW: Inspections:

  1. Go to the DOB NOW: Inspections web page
  2. Click on the link to register for DOB Now: Inspections
  3. Click on New Users: Register for an Account
  4. Enter required information to create your account.

NOTE: Owners should use the email address listed in Section 26 of their PW1 filings to register for DOB NOW: Inspections.

In-Borough Support Kiosks

The Department of Buildings has set up kiosks in each borough office where you can get support from Department staff to register and, if necessary, link your PIN in DOB NOW: Inspections.

  • Bronx Borough Office
    1932 Arthur Avenue, 5th Floor
    Kiosk Location: Old Certificate of Occupancy Room (near Borough Commissioner's Office)
  • Brooklyn Borough Office
    210 Joralemon St, 8th Floor
    Kiosk Location: Application Processing waiting area
  • Manhattan Borough Office
    280 Broadway 4th Floor
    Kiosk Location #1: Construction/Electrical/Plumbing Inspection waiting area
    Kiosk Location #2: Elevators/Boilers public waiting area
  • Queens Borough Office
    120-55 Queens Boulevard
    Kiosk Location: Inspections Counter, 1st Floor
  • Staten Island Borough Office
    10 Richmond Terrace, 2nd Floor
    Kiosk Location: 3rd Floor Inspections

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