DOB NOW is the New York City's new Department of Building's self-service online tool, created to increase efficiency and expedite the permit process.
Effective July 1, 2019
Owners, Design Professionals, Licensees, and Contractors will need to register with DOB NOW in order to obtain permits and approvals.
Each profession will have a slightly different registration process. This document provides a step-by-step registration process for each profession. Building owners and building managers will follow the same process, Professional Engineers (PE) and Registered Architects (RA) will follow the same process, General Contractors (GC) have their own process, and Qualified Exterior Wall Inspectors (QEWI) will have their own.
Burnham recommends registering as soon as possible, as it will decrease delays in the permitting process.