NYC DOT Permit

Types of NYC DOT Permits

Types of NYC DOT Permits

DOT permits are issued by the NYC Department of Transportation to allow contractors to perform and work on NYC’s sidewalks and roads while utilizing construction equipment. DOT Permits are commonly used to enable the use of specific tools, occupation of roadways and sidewalks, closing of roadways for repairs, and many more operations. They are divided into two groups: building operations and street opening.
Building operation permits allow during varying types of construction.

Street opening

Building Operations

Sidewalk Construction

  • 100 – Open sidewalk to install foundation
  • 106 – Transformer vault – in roadway
  • 107 – Transformer vault – in sidewalk area
  • 110 – Major installations – cable
  • 112 – Rapid transit construct/ alteration
  • 116 – Fuel oil line
  • 117 – Vault construction or alteration
  • 118 – Reset, repair or replace curb
  • 119 – Pave street-w/ engineering & insp fee
  • 120 – Tree pits
  • 121 – Construct or alter manhole &/or casting
  • 124 – Repair electric/communications
  • 125 – Leader drain under sidewalk
  • 126 – Test pits, cores or boring
  • 127 – Conduit construction and franchise
  • 129 – Install street furniture
  • 130 – Land fill
  • 131 – Private sewer
  • 132 – Install fence
  • 133 – Install traffic signals
  • 134 – Repair petroleum leak
  • 138 – Installation of fire alarm box
  • 139 – Installation of bus shelter
  • 151 – Installation public pay telephone
  • 153 – Install test pit/monitor well/pipe
  • 154 – Install traffic street lights
  • 155 – Regrade/replace street hardware/casting
  • 156 – Repair traffic street light
  • 157 – Repair traffic signals
  • 165 – Install newsstand
  • 166 – Pavement cores
  • 167 – Restoration re-dig
  • 168 – Core re-dig
  • 172 – Micro trenching
  • 173 – Regrade hardware
  • 180 – Tree pit/storm water inlet
  • 181 – Installation of poles
  • 182 – Removal of poles
  • 183 – Relocation of poles
  • 201 – Place material on street
  • 202 – Crossing sidewalk
  • 203 – Place crane or shovel on street
  • 204 – Place equipment other than crane or shovel
  • 205 – Place shanty or trailer on street
  • 208 – Temporary pedestrian walkway
  • 210 – Install temporary decorative light on street
  • 211 – Occupancy of roadway as stipulated
  • 214 – Place container on the street
  • 215 – Occupancy of sidewalk as stipulated
  • 218 – Install bike rack on sidewalk
  • 219 – Place temporary security structure
  • 221 – Temporary construction signs/markings
  • 401 – Repair sidewalk
  • 402 – Construct new sidewalk
  • 403 – Replace sidewalk
  • 404 – Construct new sidewalk with heating pipe
  • 405 – Construct new sidewalk builder’s pavement plan

What DOT Permits do I need?

DOT permits are primarily different than DOB permits because they are issued per street, as opposed to DOB’s style of per address permits. This means that work taking place at 123 Fake St, will require DOT permits for each street work will take place on. Essentially that requires 4 permits of each type! An example would be replacing the sidewalk, so occupation of the sidewalk is required, as well as repair sidewalk. These two permits would be required for each street the sidewalk is being replaced on.

Get DOT Permits Now!

Companies that are registered with the NYC Department of Transportation can file for permits. General contractors and other contractors cannot apply for permits until they are registered with the DOT. DOT permits before, you will need to register. This can take anywhere from a couple days to a couple months. The NYC DOT has the most stringent insurance standards in the city, exact wording, specific types, letters are all required before the contractor even registers with the DOT.

Direct Access Expediting has years of experience in consulting, expediting, and approval of DOT permits. Ann Hickey, PE served as Borough Superintendent of Highways which provided her with an understanding of which permits were required for all types of jobs. This gives Direct Access an understanding our how construction impacts the public.

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