NYC DOB Bulletins


Guidance on Essential Business The NYC Department of Buildings issued notices (links below) clarifying the updated guidance from the NYS Empire State Development Corporation. These include:

  • the posting of a Certificate of Authorization for work at all DOB-approved job sites,

  • Professional Certification and DOB audit of applications for essential work,

  • a dual-appeal process for DOB denial of Essential work, and

  • a process to electronically notify DOB when work to make a site safe is concluded.

Service Notice: Updated Guidelines for Suspension of Work on Non-essential Construction and Demolition Sites Including Professional Certification Categories and new Certificate of Authorization Requirement FAQs: Essential and Non-Essential Construction In New York City During the COVID-19 New York State Emergency Updated guidance to owners and contractors on enforcement of Essential vs. Nonessential construction in accordance with updated guidance from the Empire State Development Corporation issued on April 9, 2020 pursuant to NYS Governor’s Executive Order 202.6 and subsequent orders

Post Approval Amendments and Immediately Hazardous Violation Civil Penalty Payments Effective Thursday, April 16, 2020, Post Approval Amendments for BIS jobs and Immediately Hazardous Violation Civil Penalty payments must be submitted in eFiling. Please click here for more information.


DOB and DOHMH Guidance on Industry Best Practices for Physically Distancing on Construction Sites Please click here for guidelines from DOB and DOHMH “based on the latest COVID-19 guidance from the CDC, OSHA and other publications. Permit holders are responsible for enforcing physical distancing and safety measures on their job sites. These guidelines are meant to help you develop and manage appropriate measures for your job sites.”

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