NYC DOB NOW Update - June 15th

This is an update regarding the DOB NOW, on June 15th 2020.

Visit the DOB NOW: Build Resources page for more information or submit an inquiry at www.nyc.gov/dobnowhelp.

Post Until August 31th 2020


Work Type: Mechanical Systems

Category: Modify Subcategories of Mechanical Proposed Work

Description: Mechanical proposed work subcategories can be modified (Added or Deleted) when the filing is in any of the below statuses:

  • Corrections

  • Incomplete

  • Objections

  • QA Failed

If the filing has been approved, the subcategories can be modified through a Post Approval Amendment (PAA).

To add a subcategory: First, on the PW1 tab, in the Filing Review Type section, check additional Proposed Work subcategory:

  • Heating Systems

  • Ventilation Systems

  • Air Conditioning Systems

  • Refrigeration Systems

  • Cooling Towers

  • Associated Ducts and Piping

  • Generators

  • Others

Second, on the Scope of Work tab, in the Equipment Specification Table, select +Add to include items in the added subcategory.


To delete a subcategory: First, on the Scope of Work tab, in the Equipment Specification table, scroll to the right and click the Delete button for all items in the subcategory. Second, on the PW1 tab, in the Filing Review Type section, uncheck the proposed work subcategory.


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Work Type: Fence, Scaffold, Shed

Category: Progress Inspection - Final

Description: On jobs filed on or after June 15, 2020, an option to select who will perform the final progress inspection has been added to the PW1, Filing Review Type section. Select Department of Buildings or Registered Design Professional (Progress Inspection – Final will be added to the application). This option cannot be changed with a PAA.

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Work Type: Applies to All Work Types that use the PW1

Category: Record Management Fee Change

Description: The Record Management Fee will be waived for Subsequent filings (a filing with a -S1, -S2, -S3... suffix). In addition, any Initial filing (-I1) that has an Associated New Building BIS Job Number will continue to have the Record Management Fee waived.

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Work Type: Applies to All Work Types that use the PW1

Category: Add/Remove Floors

Description: Work on Floor under Location Information on the PW1 tab can be modified (Add or Delete) when the filing is any of the below statuses:

  • Corrections

  • Incomplete

  • Objections

  • QA Failed

If the filing is approved, Work on Floor can be modified through a post approval amendment (PAA). To modify the Work on Floors table, select +Add or scroll to the right and select the Delete button under Actions.


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Work Type: Work Types added to Application

Category: Modify Subcategories of Mechanical Proposed Work

Description: The work types included in a PW1 filing will be displayed in the Application Highlights section in the industry portal. It will also display on the PDF when View Filing is selected.

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