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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Recent Updates

[Recap] The New Local Law 97 Rules & What They Mean for Your Buildings

DOB Roundup: NYC Construction Changes, Elevators, & Correction

Regulatory Reform: DOB Changes For Small Businesses

Quick Facts

  • 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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