DOB Service Updates & Covid-19 News
COVID-19 Response: Post Approval Amendments and Immediately Hazardous Violation Civil Penalty Payments
Department of Buildings (DOB) customers are being urged to limit the amount of walk-in traffic to DOB offices. Effective Thursday, April 16, 2020, Post Approval Amendments for BIS jobs and Immediately Hazardous Violation Civil Penalty payments must be submitted in eFiling.
To submit a borough or Hub PAA application, log into eFiling at www.nyc.gov/DOBeFiling , and Electronically Submit Documents. See the Post Approval Amendment Payments Service Notice for additional information.
Updated Guidelines for Suspension of Work on Non-essential Construction a
All jobs that are identified as approved on the DOB essential site map must post a “Certificate of Authorization” at job sites until 4/29 then a new posting will also be required after 4/29. The following do not need to post as they are deemed essential: Affordable housing, utility work, schools, and hospitals. Façade inspections can be performed using suspended scaffolds. There may be a $10,000 fine for not practicing social distancing or unauthorized non-essential work. Applicant of record needs to file an “essential construction request” with DOB NOW in order to seek approval to work. Click here to read the full DOB FAQ.