Cranes & Derricks

IMPORTANT NOTICE: As of April 27, 2020, Crane Prototypes (CPs) and Crane Device (CDs) filings (new, amendments, and renewals) must be submitted in DOB NOW as part of Phase One of the cranes launch in DOB NOW: Build.

The Cranes & Derricks Unit (C&D) oversees the design, installation, and safe operation of equipment used for hoisting or lifting purposes. The Unit does not regulate equipment installed on water.

Contact the C&D Unit
280 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10007
(212) 393-2411

Accidents/Incidents: To report an incident or accident involving a crane or derrick, call the Cranes & Derricks Unit at (212) 393-2127.

Appointments: To schedule an appointment for Crane Inspections, Stop Work Order (SWO) re-inspections, or confirmation numbers and notifications, call (212) 393-2662.

General Questions: For general Cranes & Derricks questions, call (212) 393-2411.

Personnel & Tower Material Hoists

Personnel and Tower Material hoists are regulated by the Department’s Elevator Unit.

Outrigger Beams & C-Hooks

When using Outrigger Beams or C-Hooks, a CD5 Form must be filed with the Department by a NYC Licensed Rigger (Master or Special) and 24 to 48-hour notice must be given before installation. Contact the C&D Unit at (212) 393-2550.

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