Upcoming Events

Calendar

The Department of Buildings (DOB) looks forward to connecting with our industry partners and the general public. Our events are designed to keep industry members and all New Yorkers abreast of industry trends, operational updates to collaborate better with DOB and safe construction operations. Check this page frequently for upcoming DOB events!

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Buildings After Hours 

Department borough offices are open for Buildings After Hours on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Read the service notice for the 2024 schedule.

Buildings After Hours is designed for homeowners, tenants, building managers, and small business owners to visit their local borough office where DOB staff can answer questions and provide the information needed to plan for a home renovation or construction project, address an open violation on a property, obtain more information about a property, or use online resources including the Buildings Information System (BIS) and DOB NOW.

Staff from the following offices will be available at every borough office: borough commissioner’s office, borough operations, development inspections, enforcement inspections, and plan examination. Staff from the Administrative Enforcement Unit will be available in the Manhattan borough office. Please continue to use DOB NOW and eFiling for all applicable online services.

  • Records Requests - Requests for records are required to be submitted in advance in DOB NOW: BIS Options. If an email notification has been sent that the records are available, they may be picked up during Buildings After Hours.
  • Certificates of Correction - To correct an OATH/ECB summons, a Certificate of Correction is required to be submitted in DOB NOW: BIS Options. Administrative Enforcement Unit staff will be available in the Manhattan borough office during Buildings After Hours to answer questions about OATH/ECB summonses and Certificates of Correction that have been submitted in DOB NOW.

The Get Summonses Corrected (GSC) Campaign

The Department is increasing its education and outreach efforts to resolve open summonses through the Get Summonses Corrected (GSC) campaign. Our Administrative Enforcement Unit (AEU) will host virtual and borough office events to assist individuals experiencing difficulties with certifying correction. At each GSC event, property owners and named respondents who have submitted a Certificate of Correction (COC) application or need guidance on the COC process can speak with an AEU reviewer. Whenever possible, same-day reviews will be conducted. See the schedule of upcoming GSC events to find out when AEU will be near you:

In-Person Events

BOROUGH

GSC SESSION DATE & EVENT DESCRIPTION

June

Bronx

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 – 4:00pm to 7:00pm

AEU will be participating in Buildings After Hours in the Bronx borough office. Pre-submission of the Certificate of Correction (COC) in DOB NOW: BIS Options is encouraged. AEU team members will be able to review COCs and provide guidance to attendees. 

NOTE:  Attendees must meet the criteria for Buildings After Hours customers (small businesses, property owners and named respondents)

Wednesday, June 12 & 26, 2024 – 8:30am to 4:00pm

AEU will be in the Bronx borough office for the full business day to provide service to property owners and named respondents. Pre-submission of the Certificate of Correction (COC) in DOB NOW: BIS Options is encouraged. See the Certificate of Correction Request User Guide for more information.

July


Brooklyn

Tuesday, July 2 & 16, 2024 – 4:00pm to 7:00pm

AEU will be participating in Buildings After Hours in the Brooklyn borough office. Pre-submission of the Certificate of Correction (COC) in DOB NOW: BIS Options is encouraged. AEU team members will be able to review COCs and provide guidance to attendees.

NOTE:  Attendees must meet the criteria for Buildings After Hours customers (small businesses, property owners and named respondents)

Wednesday, July 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2024 – 8:30am to 4:00pm

AEU will be in the Brooklyn borough office for the full business day to provide service to property owners and named respondents. Pre-submission of the Certificate of Correction (COC) in DOB NOW: BIS Options is encouraged. See the Certificate of Correction Request User Guide for more information.

August

Staten Island

Tuesday, August 6 & 20, 2024 – 4:00pm to 7:00pm

AEU will be participating in Buildings After Hours in the Staten Island borough office. Pre-submission of the Certificate of Correction (COC) in DOB NOW: BIS Options is encouraged. AEU team members will be able to review COCs and provide guidance to attendees.

NOTE:  Attendees must meet the criteria for Buildings After Hours customers (small businesses, property owners and named respondents)

Wednesday, August 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2024 – 8:30am to 4:00pm

AEU will be in the Staten Island borough office for the full business day to provide service to property owners and named respondents. Pre-submission of the Certificate of Correction (COC) in DOB NOW: BIS Options is encouraged. See the Certificate of Correction Request User Guide for more information.

DOB Hosts...

Live Q&A Sessions

Our bi-weekly online Q&A Session for property owners, registered design professionals, filing representatives and other licensees/registrants provides a space for attendees to ask job specific questions for filings in DOB NOW, the Buildings Information System (BIS), or general questions about permits, Construction Codes, Zoning Regulations, sign offs, certificates of occupancy, place of assembly, equipment installations, violations and civil penalties, etc. 

To register, choose the session you would like to attend, access the link and follow the instructions. Make sure to sign up for the appropriate session for the borough in which the property is located. Once registered, you will be emailed the login information on the morning of the event.

BOROUGH

SESSION DATE

June

Manhattan

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Bronx

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Staten Island

Thursday, June 6, 2024 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Brooklyn

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Manhattan

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Queens

Thursday, June 20, 2024 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Brooklyn

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm

July

Bronx

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Staten Island

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Manhattan

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Queens

Thursday, July 18, 2024 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Brooklyn

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm

August

Bronx

Tuesday, August 6, 2024 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Staten Island

Thursday, August 8, 2024 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Manhattan

Tuesday, August 13, 2024 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Queens

Thursday, August 15, 2024 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Brooklyn

Tuesday, August 20, 2024 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Industry Meetings

BOROUGH

SESSION DATE

Bronx
1932 Arthur Avenue, 5th Floor

2nd Wednesday of the month from 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Brooklyn
345 Adams Street
3rd Floor conference room #2

4th Thursday of the month from 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Manhattan
280 Broadway
3rd Floor conference room

4th Wednesday of the month from 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Queens
120-55 Queens Boulevard
Room G110

3rd Wednesday of the month from 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Contact the Borough Commissioners Offices for more information.

Questions and Answers from Prior Industry Meetings (updated 6/22/22)

View prior meeting/training information and related DOB NOW resources.

  • DOB NOW Training Sessions – the online portal allows users to submit job filings for approvals, obtain permits, schedule inspections, submit compliance filings and issue/renew licenses all online. See upcoming DOB NOW trainings.
  • eFiling Trainings – the system allows for the submission of all BIS job applications (New Building, Alteration-1, -2, -3) except a select number of project/work types or additional considerations. See available eFiling trainings.
  • Our Innovation Challenge Competitions invite the public to submit ideas to increase energy efficiency among buildings and to improve building and worker safety. See past challenge winners.

Additional Resources