COVID-19 Updates from DOB
Certificates of Correction and Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Renewal Payments
As part of the response to the COVID-19, Department of Buildings customers are being urged to limit the amount of walk-in traffic to their offices. Effective April 7, 2020, Certificate of Correction documents and Temporary Certificate of Occupancy payments must be submitted online. Click here to read full service update.
Weekly Safety Inspection Reports and New Customer Service Office Hours
In addition to all weekly Safety Inspection Reports being submitted online, all DOB customer service locations will close at 2:00 pm for drop-offs and in-person transactions. For suspended sites that require a site safety manager, site safety coordinator or construction superintendent, a weekly certification must be submitted to the Department as outlined in BuildingsBulletin 2020-004 . Click here to read the full service update.
Suspension of All Work on Non-essential Construction
As part of the COVID-19 crisis, in accordance with New York State Executive Order 202.6, Empire State Development guidance and New York City Emergency Executive Order 103, all work on non-essential construction and demolition sites is suspended until further notice. The Department of Buildings will regularly inspect all construction sites to ensure compliance and non-compliance will result in violation penalty of up to $10,000. Click here to reach the March service update.