Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert

As part of the citywide response to the Coronavirus, Department of Buildings (DOB) customers are strongly encouraged to immediately limit the amount of walk-in traffic to DOB offices.

Learn about the Department of Building's COVID-19 response.

Manufacturers must get material and equipment acceptance from the Department of Buildings before they can use certain products in New York City.

The Agency will issue an approval number after testing the product to ensure it meets all Building Code regulations and standards.


Learn more about material acceptance.

In Person

NYC Department of Buildings
280 Broadway
New York, NY 10007

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

By Mail

You can also apply for approval by writing to:

280 Broadway, 7th floor
New York, NY 10007