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.
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.
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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.