The Buildings Information System (BIS) is the main database for the Department of Buildings (DOB). You can use BIS to find building information, including past and current construction and alteration jobs.

You can use the License Search to check the status of a Skilled Trade License for plumbers, electricians, and general contractors.

You can also get information on:

  • Accounting
  • Application Processing (application submission, review, and certificate of occupancy issuance)
  • Complaint Tracking
  • Equipment Tracking (fire safety, elevators, boilers, facade, marquee and illuminated signs)
  • Inspections (final construction, plumbing, electrical, and elevator)
  • Periodic Safety Reports (report submission)
  • Property Profile Information
  • Skilled Trade Licensing and Contractor Tracking
  • Violation Tracking

Go to DOB's Building Information System (BIS).

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