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  1. New York CityDepartment of Buildings 2005

  2. Agenda • Introduction • Who we are • The Application Filing and Permit Process • The Building Code • The Building Information System (BIS) on NYC.gov • How to access the Buildings NYC.gov Website and BIS • Frequent Inquiries and Requests for Information from BIS • Building Information Search and Property Profile Overview • Applications/Permits • Complaints • Violations • License Status for skilled trades • Whats New on www.nyc.gov/buildings • New Look for Buildings Website • Subscribe to receive DOBNEWS via e-mail • Certificates of Occupancy • eFiling • Questions and Answers

  3. Introduction • Each year Buildings ensures the safe and lawful use of over 900,000 buildings and properties by enforcing the Building Code, Zoning Resolution and other applicable laws. • reviews over 57,000 construction plans • issues over 90,000 new and renewed permits • performs over 300,000 inspections • licenses twelve trades with 29 classifications • Under Commissioner Lancaster, FAIA, there have been significant recent enhancements to BISWeb and the Department’s Website on NYC.gov making them more reliant, efficient and transparent. • In June 2005 Buildings unveiled its redesigned Website (www.nyc.gov/buildings) providing improved navigation, information architecture and tools that makes it easier to find data. The public can also subscribe to automatic e-mail notifications for new service changes or for information on specifically requested categories. • August 2005, an average of 15,000 individual users per day visited the BISWeb, averaging 250,000 page views per business day.

  4. The Application Filing Process • In the City of New York, most applications to do construction must be filed with the Department of Buildings by a New York State licensed Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (RA). Department data enters application information Department approves plan Department issues permit Department reviews plans OR END Applicant pre-files application Applicant professionally certifies plans If disapproved, applicant calls for Appointment Applicant applies for permit Applicant pays the fee

  5. The Permit Process • Once an application to do construction work has been approved, a contractor can apply for a building permit to begin the work. • Applicant submits to the permit clerk the approved folder with a stamp indicating that microfilm has been received, along with the documents below: • PW-2 form, signed and notarized by contractor. If licensee, seal is required in lieu of notarization. • PW-3 form (cost affidavit), signed by contractor and notarized. If licensee, sign and seal. • A check for thirty-five dollars (final microfilming fee). • Permit clerk checks for fees due and valid insurance prior to producing the permit. • The permit is generated and the permit clerk enters the permit issuance date in BIS. • The application folder is retained by the permit clerk and sent to the Record Room for filing.

  6. The Permit Process (continued)

  7. Building Code • The current Building Code was enacted by the City Council on October 22, 1968, and approved by the Mayor on November 6, 1968. It became effective on December 6, 1968, superseding the Building Code enacted in 1938. The "New Code" is based largely upon nationally accepted performance standards and specifications for materials and construction assemblies. The present edition available here updates the Building Code to October 1, 2004. • Download a copy of the Code from the Building’s web site OR purchase a copy from the City Store

  8. Building Code (continued)

  9. Building Information System

  10. BISWeb on NYC.gov/buildings • How to Access NYC.gov/buildings and BIS • On any page enter address in far right column or click Buildings Information System on far left column

  11. Frequent Inquiries Building Information System Menu

  12. Frequent Inquiries Building Information Search Search by:

  13. Frequent Inquiries Property Profile Overview AKA Address Information Actions (History)

  14. Frequent InquiriesApplications/Permits Permits In Process/Issued Applications

  15. Frequent Inquiries Applications (Job Overview) Search for applications by date/type Link for more specific information

  16. Frequent Inquiries Applications (Application Data) Links for more specific information

  17. Frequent Inquiries Permits Permits

  18. Frequent Inquiries Permits Links for more specific information Print Copy of Permit

  19. Frequent Inquiries Complaints Links for more specific information Complaints Link for specific information

  20. Frequent Inquiries Violations ECB & DOB Violations Link for specific information Links for more specific information

  21. Frequent Inquiries License/General Contractor Status Skilled Trades

  22. What’s New on www.NYC.gov/buildingsNew Look for Website

  23. What’s New on www.NYC.gov/buildingsNew Features on Website New Features • Building News • Search Entire Site • BIS access on all pages • Improved Navigation • Quick access to #’s

  24. What’s New on www.NYC.gov/buildingsSubscribe to Buildings News New Features • Building News • Choose Categories

  25. What’s New on www.NYC.gov/buildingsCertificates of Occupancy

  26. What’s New on www.NYC.gov/buildingseFiling After registration electronic renewal of select permits

  27. Questions ? 2005