2014 DOT Holiday Embargo

On November 21, 2014, the NYC Department of Transportation Holiday Construction Embargo will commence and will end on January 3, 2015. This embargo will affect roughly 90% of streets and sidewalks south of 72nd Street in Manhattan, as well as high traffic areas in other city boroughs. Read More >

Deadline Extended for 2014 DOB Codes

The New York City Council has passed legislation that postpones the effective date of the 2014 DOB Construction Codes from October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. Read More >

Department of Buildings Same Day Review

The Department of Buildings offers a service that allows registered architects and engineers to file and have their drawings reviewed by a plan examiner on the same day. Read More >

2014 Construction Codes

Starting October 1, 2014, revised New York City construction codes will go into effect. In addition to changes from the established NYC Department of Buildings Code Revisions process, the 2014 Construction Codes will reflect local laws passed as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Read More >

Summer Streets Embargo

May 28, 2014 | Street Closure
During the first three Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of New York City streets are opened for pedestrians to play, run, walk and bike. Read More >


All Department of Buildings submissions require asbestos documentation for approval and almost all scopes of work require testing to be performed by a certified asbestos investigator. Read More >

Fire Protection Plan

Did you know that your property may require a fire protection plan? According to the NYC Building Code, new buildings and alteration applications for existing buildings that meet specific stipulations need a fire protection plan. Read More >

Emergency Work Permits

Due to the recent inclement weather plaguing the New York City area, your property may have suffered damage that is considered an emergency condition. Read More >

Construction Fence Signage

On July 1, 2013, the Department of Buildings implemented new regulations and guidelines regarding signage for construction fences and sheds under Local Law 47 of 2013. Read More >