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Get ready for the DOB NOW: Build filing launches

Effective July 1, 2019, the traditional method of filing in order to secure work permits in NYC will be different.  

Approvals and permits for Architectural work will continue to be filed utilizing the traditional filing path through the familiar paper-based process (BIS) but will no longer include any associated MEP or structural trades.  This means New Building (NB), Alteration Type One (Alt1) and General Construction (OT) applications will contain only architectural work.  Associated MEP and structural trades must be filed separately in DOB NOW. In the new platform, the identifier for mechanical work will be referred to as (MS) but all other identifiers remain unchanged.

The following work trades will be mandatory to submit through DOB NOW: Build regardless of application type:

  • Mechanical Systems (MS)
  • Structural (ST)
  • Plumbing (PL)
  • Sprinkler (SP)
  • Standpipe (SD)

In order to use the DOB system, all owners, contractors, and design professionals, must register in eFiling ASAP.  Failure to register before 7/1/19 will delay your project.

Please click the button below and follow the instructions to register for E-Filing:



Do you have questions about this DOB NOW filing update? Milrose Consultants is here to help. Please submit your question below and our team of experts will contact you within 48-72 hours to answer your question and best guide you through this filing change.