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March 12, 2021


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DOB is Launching a Remote Video Inspections Pilot Program

The Department is piloting Remote Video Inspections (RVI) from March 19 – April 30, 2021 for certain inspection types using digital video technology. Read our Service Notice for more details.

This voluntary program will replace the in-person inspections for the following:

  • Construction Final Inspections in Staten Island

  • Rescission of Stop Work Orders issued for Construction Work Without Permit in Brooklyn

Eligible applicants and owners can request to take part in the pilot program when scheduling an inspection and will also be given the option to participate by Department staff when an eligible inspection is requested.

What's needed to participate: A DOB Remote Video Inspection (RVI) Request and Attestation Form will be required to participate. Once a remote inspection is scheduled, unit staff will provide more details and instructions for using Microsoft Teams prior to the time of inspection. Find out more.

WATCH NOW: A Property Owner's Guide to Resolving an OATH Summons

Did you miss the first session of DOB Examiners, our all new live webinar series? We have good news for you: the first session of our series is available to view on demand. Watch Now >>

On March 4th, we kicked off the series with A Property Owner's Guide to Resolving an OATH Summons. The 90-minute live webinar plus Q&A explains what you need to know about what an OATH Summons is, what it means for you as a homeowner, and how to successfully resolve one.

Check out the video and follow along as our Executive Director of Administrative Enforcement walks attendees through every step of the resolution process and answers their questions along the way.

Stay tuned for more live webinars in our DOB Examiners series to learn directly from our experts on how to successfully work with DOB to keep building safely. We hope to see you there!

Don't forget to also follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to keep up with the latest DOB happenings.

Melanie E. La Rocca Commissioner

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