How to File an Electrical Application

In order to commence electrical work, an application must be submitted to and approved by the DOB. Generally, applications are not submitted via paper. Information must be entered online on DOB Now: Build. In order to ensure good quality of work, the Electrical Division must perform an inspection once the job is completed. The electrician ...

Which Buildings Must Register with the HPD Every Year

Who this Applies to This process is mandatory for owners of the following: Multiple Dwellings (3+ residential units) Private Dwellings (1-2 residential units) IF neither the owner or their family resides there Condos, hotels, and co-ops When Does Registration Occur You must submit a new document: Annually, before September 1st Any time a building has ...

How to Perform Work After Hours

You will need a specific permit in order to perform construction activity: Anytime from 6PM-7AM On weekends Filing After Hours Variance (AHV) permits must be filed online here. You must apply at least two business days before the work is due to start, Fees There are two kinds of fees that must be paid to obtain ...

Stop Work Orders

The DOB implements a Stop Work Order (SWO) for: Construction Code Violations Zoning Resolution Any enforced DOB law or rule Unsafe Work There are two different categories of SWOs: Full Stop Work Orders The only work allowed to be performed must be authorized and must be remedial in order to make the site safe. Partial ...

Is a Certificate of Correction Necessary to Close out Violations?

Also known as an AEU-2 Form, a Certificate of Correction must be filled out in order to put a cap on a DOB violation. You may declare a correction on all classes (1, 2, or 3) of DOB violations. It is not merely enough to have attended a hearing in order for to close the ...

New Sustainability and Equality Laws

Fuel After October 1, 2025, boilers can’t burn fuel oil grade no. 4. As 49% of the city’s emissions come from buildings, it is important to focus on building emissions, especially for the largest ones.  Sustainability and where our energy consumption needs to be at the forefront of all decisions made in the 21st century, ...

Keeping Tenants Informed

In order to give tenants more notice as to the goings-on in their building, Local Law 47 of 2015 makes it mandatory to post notices about repair work being done. This heads-up is in the form of a physical notice placed in a public space in the building that will be easily seen by all ...

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