DOB NOW: Build

Beginning July 1st, 2019, the following work types shall be filed through the DOB’s new self-service online tool, DOB NOW: Build.

  • Mechanical Systems (MS)
    • Replaces the current Mechanical (MH) work type and includes Heating Systems, Ventilation Systems, Air Conditioning Systems, Refrigeration Systems, Cooling Towers, Associated Ducts & Piping, and Generators.
  • Structural (ST)
    • Includes Concrete, Aluminum, Masonry, Steel, Wood, Sign Structure, Temporary Structural Bracing, Raising and Moving of Building, and Partial Demolition
  • Plumbing (PL)/Sprinkler (SP)/Standpipe (SD)
    • These work types have previously been filed either through the Building Information System (BIS) or DOB NOW.  However, beginning July 1, 2019, these work types shall be solely filed in DOB NOW: Build. Additionally, the current DOB NOW screens are being updated with enhanced Scope of Work options and an improved design for a better user experience.

Filings for these work types will no longer be accepted at the borough offices or through HUB eFiling.  Only work types that are not available in DOB NOW, can be submitted in this fashion.

Applications submitted before July 1, 2019 will continue to be handled in the Building Information System (BIS). This includes any Prior to Approval Action, Post Approval Amendment (PAA), Superseding, Reinstatement, and Withdrawal.

For more information, see the helpful links below.

DOB NOW: Build

DOB NOW Registration

DOB NOW Training