Department of Buildings (DOB)

The Department of Buildings is a central NYC compliance agency that has jurisdiction over every structure within the five boroughs. In addition to construction regulations, the DOB monitors information on building equipment and structure, including boilers, elevators, facades, and more.

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  • The DOB regulates over 1,000,000 buildings across all five boroughs
  • Over 30 individual units comprise DOB operations – and most have their own acronyms!
  • The DOB investigates thousands of 311 complaints each month.

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