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New York City Department of Buildings Construction Permits

The New York City Department of Buildings (NYC DOB) requires building owners to file engineering plans and applications with the NYC DOB for a construction permit.


When the construction permit is issued by the NYC DOB, the contractor can begin construction for the new building or building renovation.


When the new construction is approved by the NYC DOB, the owner will be issued a Certificate of Occupancy by the New York City Building Department.


Construction Permits are required for the following:


  • New Fence

  • New Deck

  • New Garage

  • Building Renovation

  • New AC System

  • New Ventilation System

  • New Heat Pump System

  • Refrigeration Equipment

  • New Heating System

  • New Boiler

  • Fuel Burning Equipment

  • Emergency Generators

  • Fuel Oil Storage Equipment

  • Legalization

  • Certificate of Occupancy

  • Change of Use Building Permits

  • Change of Tenant

  • Multi-Family

  • Letter of Completion

  • Letters of No Objections

  • Variances

  • Special Inspections

  • ECB & DOB Violations

  • PW1- Plan Work Permit

  • PW1A – Schedule A  - Occupancy Use

  • PW1B – Schedule B – Plumbing/Sprinkler/Standpipe

  • PW1C – Schedule C – Heating and Combustion Equipment

  • PW2 – Permit Work Application

  • PW3 – Cost Affadavit

  • PW4 - Equipment Use Application/Permit

  • PW6 – Certificate of Occupancy Application

  • Pw7 – Certificate of Occupancy/Letter of Completion Folder Review Request

  • Letter of No Objection

  • Letter of Verification

  • TR-1 – Technical Report – Statement of Responsibility

  • TR-8 - Technical Report – Statement of Responsibility for Energy Code Progress Inspections

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