DOB NOW is the Department of Buildings'(DOB) self-service online tool for Owners, Design Professionals, Licensees, and Filing Representatives. You can submit applications, make payments, schedule appointments, check application or inspection status, pull permits, and file renewals.

Learn more about DOB NOW.

Check upcoming DOB NOW Training sessions.

Access archived DOB NOW Training sessions.

You must use DOB NOW: Build to submit plumbing, sprinkler, and fence filings to the Department of Buildings (DOB) if you're a:

  • Professional Engineer
  • Registered Architect
  • Licensee
  • Special Inspector
  • Progress Inspector
  • Filing Representative
  • Owner

You must be registered with eFiling to log into DOB NOW: Build.

Submit job filings, register for DOB NOW: Build, or get additional information.

Get help with Department of Buildings Self-Service Tools.

Additional assistance is available:

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

Licensed professionals and building owners must use the Department of Building's DOB NOW: Inspections portal to submit requests for development inspections of:

  • Electrical
  • Signs
  • Fire Suppression
  • Boilers
  • Construction
  • Cranes and Derricks
  • Elevators
  • Builders Pavement Plans (BPP)
  • Oil Burning Equipment
  • Sustainability
  • High Rise Initiative
  • Plumbing

Submit inspection requests, register for DOB NOW: Inspections, or get additional information.

Get help with Department of Buildings Self-Service Tools.

Additional assistance is available:

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

Licensed professionals must use DOB NOW: Licensing to submit new applications, reissuances, and renewals for the following:

  • Master Plumber
  • Master Fire Suppression Piping Contractor
  • Welder

Submit license filings, register for DOB NOW: Licensing, or get additional information.

Get help with Department of Buildings Self-Service Tools.

Additional assistance is available:

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

Licensed professionals must use DOB NOW: Safety to submit compliance filings for boilers and façades to the Department of Buildings (DOB).

Submit compliance filings, register for DOB NOW: Safety, or get additional information.

Get help with Department of Buildings Self-Service Tools.

Additional assistance is available:

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

You can request drawings, plans or documents for properties located in New York City, by submitting a Record Request online in DOB’s Building Information System (BIS) via DOB NOW: BIS Options.

The following requests can be submitted in DOB NOW: BIS Options:

  • Certificate of Correction Review Requests
  • Civil Penalty Review Requests (L2)
  • New License Applications
  • License Renewal Applications
  • Record Requests

If you already have a DOB eFiling account, you can log into DOB NOW and select the BIS Options portal.

Log into DOB NOW.

You can create a new eFiling account. 

Register with eFiling.

For step-by-step directions, see the Record Requests in DOB NOW guide. Requests can be made for folders, plans, microfilm, docket books, reels, index/I-cards, and curb cut cards.

Download Record Requests in DOB NOW guide.

If Building Plans are in DOB’s inventory, once a record request is submitted in DOB NOW, an email notification is sent to the requestor when the records are available for pick up at the borough office where the property is located.

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