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 such as:

  • Unclear scope of work
  • Lack of information on plot plan
  • Dimensions not shown or not specified to scale
  • Incomplete zoning analysis and/or incomplete district information
  • Existing conditions, demolition, or proposed work not clearly indicated

Everyone wants their project approved as soon as possible and following these steps can help avoid setbacks.

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