- Determination of Necessary Permits
The first step is to determine all the permits you will need for your work. Based on the scope of your project, you may need several permits. Generally, any new construction will need multiple permits related to construction, electrical systems, MEP and more. You may need a few specific permits if you are carrying out a renovation or some minor work.
The best way to determine the permits you need is to hire a professional architect or engineer. We will find out what your work involves and then chalk out all the permits you need. It's crucial to file for the right permits on the first go; otherwise, you may land up in trouble later on.
- Filing of Applications and Plans
After we have determined what permits you need, we will file the applications with the DOB. The step involves filling up forms, submitting details of your work and following other instructions of the department. We ensure that all applications are filed accurately so that there is no room for errors. Our team will take care of everything and you don't even need to move a finger!
Along with applications, you will also have to submit construction drawings of your construction or work. This is a big step and must be carried out with due diligence.
We employ the finest architects and engineers to design your construction or building so that we can ensure full compliance. Our team has designed thousands of projects which received speedy approvals from the DOB.
We will ensure that your plan is in accordance with all the applicable codes laid down by the DOB and other local and national regulatory bodies. Some of the codes applicable for construction include-
We have knowledge of all the codes and updates issued by different agencies. Our designs will implement the codes and best practices in the industry for speedy work permits. We will create the plan with necessary construction documents and submit them to the DOB for review.
- Application for Work Permit
The officials at DOB will review your plan and decide whether you qualify for a work permit. In some cases, you may avoid the review by the department by approving your plan by a professional architect. It depends on your project and the DOB is the ultimate decider on this.
Sometimes you will need to hire a contractor to apply for the work permit. You can work with New York Engineers recommended contractors for complete peace of mind. We will coordinate with the DOB and pull the work permits required for your job.
- Construction Work
The contractor will carry out the construction work according to the plans submitted to the DOB. It is crucial that the work follows the plans accurately to be eligible for clearance by the DOB. If there is any discrepancy, you may need to undertake changes to get your certificate of completion or occupancy.
Working with New York Engineers approved contractors guarantee a zero-change order. We will oversee the construction and ensure that all work is in accordance with the design. Even if you don't go for our contractors, we can offer construction administration services so that all codes are followed by your contractor.
You have to give time to DOB to carry out inspection of your construction before they can issue the certificate of completion. We may need to submit as-built drawing to the department to help in their review process. Some constructions can be self-certified by licensed architects and don't need DOB inspections.
We will submit all required documents and coordinate with the DOB for all inspections.
- Certificate of Completion/Occupancy
Based on your project, you may need a new or amended certificate of occupancy. If you need a new or amended certificate, it will be issued only after proper completion of the work. The DOB will also inspect all the filings to make sure your construction is compliant.
If you don't need a new certificate, the DOB will sign-off your project after necessary inspections. Sometimes we will also be able to certify the completion of the project with the department through our licensed architects.
Finally, you will get the certificate of completion or certificate of occupancy based on your project.