Letter of No Objection

(LNO) is a way of proving the current use of a building. These documents are frequently requested by banks and mortgage companies. These institutions would need to know about any alterations being made to a space. The LNO would let you know if a proposed job would alter the space in a way it’s not ...

Emergency Repair Program

If your property has housing-related orders or HPD emergency violations that have not been fixed, the Emergency Repair Program (ERP) may take the matter into their own hands. They aim to fix pressing matters. To ensure that you are not included in this program, try to fix problems as soon as you are made aware ...

Vacate Orders

A Vacate Order can be put on a building if conditions within are unsafe. A building can be damaged, or have illegal conditions outside or nearby. Entry into the property will not be permitted while a Vacate Order is in effect. A report can be filed against you if a witness sees you doing so. ...

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 ...

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