2014 NFL Super Bowl XLVIII Construction Embargo

With New York set to host the Super Bowl next year, the NYC DOT has issued a construction embargo covering nearly the entire area of Manhattan from Central Park to 23rd Street, you may view the map here. Read More >

The NYC Development HUB Has Expanded

The NYC Development HUB has now expanded its services to accept Alteration Type 2 and 3 applications for full review. Initiated in October 2011, the HUB began as a means of digitally filing major alterations and it continues to grow. While most of its procedures are similar to those used by the Department of Buildings, the HUB has its own additional requirements and standards that must be met. Read More >

2013 DOT Holiday Embargo

On November 22, 2013, the NYC Department of Transportation Holiday Construction Embargo will commence and will end on January 2, 2014. Read More >

Does Your Work Require DOB Permits?

Whether you're replacing windows, repairing a facade or installing a construction fence, it's important to know if your proposed work requires a permit. Read More >

Landmarks Permit Guidelines

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) issued an introductory overview of their permitting process to assist with changes you intend to make to your landmarked property. Read More >

Local Law 31 Extension

To assist with repairing the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, the city issued Local Law 31. The local law, which allows the waiver of fees required by city agencies such as the Department of Buildings, was intended to be in effect until April 30, 2013. Read More >

Summer Streets Embargo

On the first three Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of New York City's Streets are opened for pedestrians to play, run, walk, and bike. Read More >

New Process for Places of Assembly

Beginning May 7th, 2013, any new or existing valid Places of Assembly will receive a Department of Buildings Certificate of Operation that does not expire. For the first year of issuance, the Certificate of Operation may be posted at the premises on its own. Read More >

Temporary Place of Assembly Permit

Warm Weather. Parties. Permits. Now that spring is here, events tend to pop up all over the city. In order to hold a short-term indoor or outdoor event, the Department of Buildings requires that you obtain a Temporary Place of Assembly Permit (TPA). Read More >

Special Inspector Deadline

Is Your Inspector Prepared? Beginning May 13th, 2013, agencies performing special inspections must register and obtain a new Special Inspector Agency number with the Department of Buildings. Read More >

Improved DOB Plan Process

What Does the Department of Buildings Look For When Reviewing Plans? Recently the DOB has improved their plan exam process and issued guidelines to help avoid common issues. Read More >

Moving Projects Forward With New Resolutions

January 22, 2013 | Building Code | Zoning | Building Permits
It’s the beginning of a new year, and we want to help you start it off right. This is the time when we all reflect on the past and make resolutions for the coming year. To keep your company moving forward, here are a few New Year’s resolutions to consider... Read More >