Buildings news update

Updated Process For Mandatory Inclusionary Housing

Properties flagged in DOB’s Buildings Information System (BIS) Property Profile as a Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) building can submit a printout from the NYC Zoning and Land Use (ZoLa) map to prove to the Department that their property is located outside of the MIH area. This printout will satisfy the requirement for HPD Permit and Completion Notices for New Building and Alteration-CO applications.

To determine if a building is in an MIH area, you can enter the buildings’ address on ZoLa, and select “Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Areas” in the sidebar under Supporting Zoning Layers.

Read our Service Notice

Board of Standards of Appeals Decisions

Starting today, March 8th, any property in New York City that has been the subject of a decision from the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) that occurred after 1998 will be given a new informational flag online on both the Department’s Buildings Information System (BIS) Property Profile and the DOB NOW Property Profile.

This new flag on our websites will enable members of the public to link directly to the relevant BSA decisions.

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Upcoming Online Events at DOB

Every week, DOB holds online events for industry professionals and members of the public. Sign up for one of the multiple borough-specific Live Q&A Sessions and online Industry Meetings we hold on a rolling basis, which are a great opportunity to get your job-specific and regulation questions answered.

And join us on our Facebook page this Thursday, March 10th at 7:30 p.m., to watch a prerecorded Spanish-language video presentation on construction worker safety, presented by DOB construction safety experts.

Check out our full calendar of upcoming events.

Enforcement Action Bulletin

DOB has released its enforcement bulletin for January 2022, which provides highlights of the agency’s actions to enforce safety laws and codes of conduct for construction professionals in all five boroughs.

Issued every month, the Department’s enforcement bulletin includes a rundown of DOB-imposed disciplinary actions, including penalties and license suspensions and revocations.

Read the January 2022 Enforcement Action Bulletin

Read previous monthly Enforcement Action Bulletin

Special Event Construction Embargo in Manhattan

A Special Event Construction Embargo will be in effect on March 13th to the 17th related to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, affecting construction work in select areas of Manhattan.

Effective from 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, March 13th, through 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 17th, the Department of Buildings recommends that building contractors and construction professionals in the area should refrain from any exterior building construction and construction-related deliveries during this time. Delivery and construction vehicles, such as concrete truck deliveries, heading to the area may also be disrupted.

More information about the embargo, including exact locations affected can be found here.

DOB is Hiring!

It’s a big city out there – which is why DOB is looking for New Yorkers to join our team and further our mission of enhancing public safety in every neighborhood across the five boroughs.

DOB inspectors, plan examiners, design professionals, and administrative staff all play a critical role in promoting safety and quality of life here in the greatest city in the world. As a member of DOB, you can help make New York City an even better place for everyone that lives, works, visits and builds here.

Check out our website to learn more about careers at DOB, employee benefits and current open positions.