The DOB has just announced the release date for the next major phase of NOW.
The biggest changes are for Certificate of Occupancy and New Building applications.
This new rollout will completely replace the current CO and NB processes and will directly impact all on-going Temporary CO’s for New Buildings effecting egress use and occupancy.
It is important to note that all existing Temporary CO’s whether active and expire must be transferre into the new Now system beginng March 1st, 2021.
This will mean additional work for any TCO or final CO requests going forward.
There are several unanswered questions about the processes and but if the recent history of new DOB releases for ALT 2 work is any indication.
there will be multiple bugs we will have to troubleshoot on their behalf.
A summary of the changes per the memo issued this afternoon as follows:
DOB NOW Build expansion will include:
Effective March 1, 2021, all Occupancy requests for BIS and NOW jobs must be submitte in DOB NOW.
Form PW7 will no longer be accepte.
Form PW7 will only be a utilize for BIS LOC requests to effective March 1, 2021 however.
the CO Checklist will be separate out and will be a require document in DOB NOW for CO requests.
Job Types DOB .
EffectiveMarch 1, 2021 and the following job types must be submitte in DOB NOW:
New Buildings (NB)
Alteration-CO alterations that impact Certificate of Occupancy
Also read : How to make account now login online .
Continue in the Buildings Information System (BIS):
Filings in “D” status or later in BIS by February 26, 2021 will be continue to processe in BIS
Post Approval Amendments (PAAs) on existing BIS filings will continue to be file in BIS
NB Affordable Housing – submit to Development Hub
Alt-1 No Work – drop off at borough office
Fee Deferred – drop off at borough office
Builders Pavement Plan (BPP), Solar, Green Roof – submit in e-Filing
Full Demolition, Letter of No Objection (LNO), Letter of Verification (LOV), Subdivision – drop off at borough office
Temporary BIN (TBIN) Requests .
Effective March 1, 2021, requests for a Temporary Building Identification Number (TBIN) must be submitte through DOB NOW.
Use the new DOB NOW request process and when requesting a TBIN for either a new address and lots that do not currently have a BIN.
Access to DOB NOW: Build .
To log into DOB NOW all users need an active e-Filing account specific to their license/registration type if applicable.
To create an e-Filing account, visit the DOB NOW Registration Page at www.nyc.gov/dobnowtips for assistance.