Service Changes at the Department of Buildings for 2012

New York’s Department of Buildings (DOB) has issued some new service changes. Keep reading for details. If you have any questions about the changes, call us at 718-833-2333 and we’ll guide you though them step-by-step.

  • Design standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have recently been updated. Beginning March 15, 2012, new buildings and major alterations may be required to meet these new minimum requirements. Click here for complete details.
  • Beginning February 14, 2012, applicants or property owners must submit a new L2 form when requesting an override, reduction or waiver of civil penalties for Work Without a Permit or Stop Work Order violation. See the L2 instructions for more on the new form and submission requirements. Click here for complete details.
  • Permits to work after hours – After-hours Variances (AHV) — are required to perform crane and derrick work and general construction between 6pm and 7am on weekdays or any time on weekends. Click here for more details.