The Department of Buildings is waiving all application and permit fees relating to Hurricane Sandy construction—BUT all service professionals are still required to file applications and permits through the DOB like normal.
To help in the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, S & M Expediting is offering a 25% discount to those affected by Sandy and who can provide documented proof of their need.
Contractors, engineers, architects and plumbers registered with the DOB’s Hurricane Sandy Rapid Repairs program—launched this past week—are urged to contact us for more information regarding our Hurricane Sandy permit expediting discounts on permits such as plumbing Emergency Work Notice permits and other filings related to the storm.
Hurricane Sandy DOB Fees waived in NYC
This past week, Mayor Bloomberg and the Department of Buildings waived all permit and application fees for Hurricane Sandy–related repair work. Specifically, the fee waiver applies to buildings with significant structural damage in need of demolition, altercation, and restoration permits.
Structures requiring electrical and plumbing systems repairs are also included in the fee waiver. The waiver is in effect until further notice. To expedite the repair process even further, the DOB will be assessing properties with red, yellow, and green placards based on severity of damage and access restrictions.
NYC Contractors can Register Here
If you are a New York State licensed and insured contractor and you want to register to partner with the city on their Hurricane Sandy Rapid Repairs program follow this link.
Once you are registered, you’ll be entered into the Rapid Repair system as a contractor available to perform assessments and repairs on red, green and yellow placard properties; or properties affected by Sandy without any placards whose owners have also registered for the program.
According to Bloomberg’s announcement, “contractors will be given responsibility for an area hard hit by Sandy.” This approach will allow for streamlined FEMA payments to contractors, sub-contractors, carpenters, plumbers, etc.
Homeowners can apply at one of the city’s restoration centers, which can be found at nyc.gov or by calling 311. A FEMA ID is required for the program, and those are available at DisasterAssistance.gov