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Buildings Information System


City Buildings, Department of

The Buildings Information System (BISWeb) is the Department of Buildings' (DOB) main database and provides real-time data to anyone with internet access.

The database was put into production to support DOB's functions, and provides users with information regarding:
  1. Property Profile Overview with information on loft law, special districts and other restrictions
  2. Application Processing (application submission, review, and C of O issuance)
  3. Accounting
  4. Inspections information for Certificate of Occupancy and plumbing inspections, including daily service authorizations for Keyspan and Con Edison.
  5. Complaint Tracking
  6. Violation Tracking
  7. Periodic Safety Reports
  8. Equipment Tracking (fire safety, elevators, boilers, and more)
  9. Trade Licensing and Contractor Tracking
  10. Search and Navigation Capabilities such as our licensed trades search, ability to view all filings in a community board, all permits for a property, and all addresses on one tax lot..
Any of the below would be needed in order to access Building Information Search (BIS):
  1. Borough / House No / Street
  2. Borough / Block / Lot
  3. Building Identification Number (BIN)
  4. Borough / Block / Lot (optional)
  5. BIS Job Number / Doc Number (optional)
  6. Permit Number

NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)

Manhattan Borough Office

280 Broadway, 3rd Floor

New York NY 10007
Phone (212) 393-2614

For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: BIS Hotline.

NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)

Staten Island Borough Office

10 Richmond Terrace, Borough Hall, 2nd Floor

Staten Island NY 10301
Phone (718) 420-5400

NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)

Brooklyn Borough Office

210 Joralemon Street, 8th Floor

Brooklyn NY 11201
Phone (718) 802-3675

NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)

Queens Borough Office

120-55 Queens Blvd.

Kew Gardens NY 11424
Phone (718) 286-7620

NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)

Bronx Borough Office

1932 Arthur Ave, 5th Floor

Bronx NY 10457
Phone (718) 960-4710
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