Permit renewals are issued on active permits and permits that have expired but have activity on the application within a two-year period of the permit expiration date for various types of construction within the five boroughs.
Permits are renewed in the system in which they were issued: DOB NOW: Build or eFiling / Buildings Information System (BIS).
There are two types of permit renewals, permit renewal without change and permit renewal with change. Submit a permit renewal with change to supersede the permit with a new applicant.
Permit requests and renewals can be submitted online at any time. Once submitted by the permit applicant, requests are processed by Department staff during normal business hours. Email notifications with the status of the request are sent to individuals associated with the filing in the system. To view the status or print the permit, search in the DOB NOW Public Portal by property address or job number. See the Step-by-Step Guide for more information.
Permits issued in DOB NOW: Build have an expiration date that is the earliest of:
For those permits where the expiration date is less than one year from date of issuance because of expiration of an insurance or the license, the permit will be extended automatically at no cost if the insurance or license is renewed before the expiration date.
When insurance or license expiration dates are updated in BIS, any permits that are set to expire in the next 31 days will be extended the night after the update occurs in BIS.
To get the automatic permit extension, renewal information must be submitted at least five (5) days in advance to DOB’s Licensing Unit to ensure sufficient processing time (instructions to submit new insurance certificates and for license renewal information). If there is a lapse in insurance or license, then the licensee will need to renew the permit and pay the $130 fee. For permits that expire because it has been more than one year since the date of issuance, the licensee must also pay the $130 fee to renew.
Permit renewals without change are submitted in eFiling by the permit applicant. Permit renewals with change are submitted by dropping off a completed PW2 form at a borough office. A permit renewal with change is required to supersede the permit applicant, if there is a civil penalty hold on the property or if the permit includes concrete fees. If there is an L2 required, the PW2 is submitted to the borough office to be placed on Civil Penalty hold. The L2 is then submitted in DOB NOW: BIS Options. To view the status or print the permit, search in the Buildings Information System (BIS) by property address or job number.
Sidewalk shed permits always require approval letters to be renewed. The letter must include: