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August 17, 2021

FROM: Steven Davi

Steven N. Davi

Executive Director and General Counsel

FROM: Steven Davi

Please see the below email from Patrick Wehle, Assistant Commissioner for Strategic Policy & Industry Relations, NYC Department of Buildings, and attached Service Notice dated August 12, announcing that beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7, applications for new Department-issued licenses/registrations will be required to be submitted online at


Good afternoon Industry Partners, continuing with our transition to online filing and on the heels of the release of online filing for license renewals, beginning on September 7th all new license applications must be filed online through DOB NOW.  An e-filing account is necessary to apply for a license and we encourage all applicants to establish one immediately.  All documents will be scanned and uploaded with payment being made online as well.  Logging onto your e-filing account will enable you to check the status of your application.

The last day to submit paper applications for new licenses is this Friday, August 20th.  Any application postmarked after this Friday will be returned.

In order to properly transition to this new system, no new license applications will be accepted between Monday, August 23rd and Friday, September 3rd.

Any changes to existing licenses will continue to be accepted by mail and drop-off.

Please review the attached Service Notice for more information.

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