If you're a general contractor seeking permits to build 1-, 2-, or 3-family homes, you must register with the Department of Buildings (DOB). DOB will only give registered general contractors building permits for these projects.

Unregistered individuals or entities who are found building 1-, 2-, or 3-family homes may face:

  • Violations
  • Stop work orders
  • Criminal charges
  • Seizure of vehicles and construction tools

You can also get information and status on general liability insurance (GL).


Learn more about general contractor registration.

Download a LIC-6 general contractor registration form.

In Person

NYC Department of Buildings
280 Broadway
New York, NY 10007

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.