July 13, 2016

DOB Launches New eFiling Initiative “DOB NOW”

On Monday, July 25th, 2016, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) will be launching a new eFiling portal called DOB NOW.

What does this mean for you?

All Building Owners, Licensees, Filing Representatives, Registered Architects, Professional Engineers, Special Inspectors, and Progress Inspectors must register with DOB NOW to submit Plumbing and Sprinkler filings. We strongly encourage you to register now to avoid delays in processing your applications.
Do I need to register even if I am not submitting Plumbing and Sprinkler filings?
We recommend that you register now to avoid any unnecessary delays with future filings, even if they aren’t Plumbing- or Sprinkler-related. If you need assistance, please contact us and we can help!

How do I register for DOB NOW?

  1. Go to the DOB NOW website to register a new account.
  2. Sign-up for an Industry Information Session to learn how to navigate the new DOB NOW portal. Space is limited, so please register ahead of time.
  3. Notify your KMA Project Manager once your registration is complete so we can continue to provide support on your projects.


Is there anything else that I need to know?

All DOB NOW filings will reside in a separate database outside of the Building Information System (BIS) system.
DOB NOW will be released in phases throughout 2016 and 2017. It is expected that the system will be completed and serve as the entry point for all DOB transactions by 2018. DOB NOW is comprised of FOUR components:

  • DOB NOW: Inspections is the new name for Inspection Ready. This component is live and includes online scheduling, tracking, and notifications.
  • DOB NOW: Build includes job filings, permits, and Letters of Completion. This component will launch July 25, 2016; registration will be required for plumbing and sprinkler filings.
  • DOB NOW: Safety includes all compliance filings such as facades, boilers, and elevators. This component will launch in Fall 2016 for select project filings.
  • DOB NOW: Licensing will allow for online exam filing, issuance, and renewal for Licensees. This component will launch in 2017.

The KM Associates team is committed to “Moving Your Project Forward”. Contact us at (212) 563-6760 or info@kmaofny.com with questions, we are here to help!

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