What Qualifies as the Applicant of Record? An applicant is a professional, registered with the state, who signs the application and ensures the work being done complies with applicable laws. An applicant is considered a Professional Engineer (PE), Registered Architect (RA), or Registered Landscape Architect (RLA). The FDNY, DOT, and DEP also conform to this definition. The DOB also […]
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Enabling Construction with Boom Truck Permits
Enabling Construction with Boom Truck Permits Owning a building is a tremendous amount of work, and maintaining buildings a building can be costly. The exterior takes the brunt of the blow, thus requiring facade maintenance to ensure the safety of the public and stability of the building. This work must conform to Local Law 11/98, or the […]
When is a Temporary Public Assembly Required?
Gatherings and events outside are commonplace in New York City throughout the summer. It may seem as simple as discussing the event with the community board to get approval, but that’s not always the case. Street closings and street fairs require Temporary Public Assembly Permits (TPA). What is a Temporary Public Assembly? Temporary Public Assembly […]
Shed, Scaffold and Fence Permits
Construction Equipment Permits Nothing is more evident of construction throughout New York City than the visibility of fences, sidewalk bridges (sheds), and scaffolding. The DOB refers to them as construction equipment, and are among the highest permitted items in NYC. Aside from being sure signs of construction or inspections, they are there to ensure the safety […]
What is DOT Revocable Consent?
What is DOT Revocable Consent “DOT grants permission to applicants to occupy or use space on, over or under the City streets and sidewalks, charging fees for these uses.” New Yorkers utilize every square inch of real estate possible. It would make sense to use the sidewalks in front of their building as well. This […]
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 […]