What is a Certificate Of Occupancy

What is a Certificate Of Occupancy

A Certificate of Occupancy is a document that describes the legal use and maximum occupancy for a building. The Certificate lists individual building uses, number of people who can occupy each space, a description of each use, and various other building details. Below...

Converting Retail to Restaurant NYC

A retail space can be converted to a restaurant in NYC. This will require either a Letter of No Objection and an Alteration Type 2 filing with the DOB or an Alteration Type 1 without a LNO.   Converting Retail to Restaurant   Can Retail Space be Used for...

Directive 14 NYC

Projects filed with the NYC DOB as Alteration type 2 or 3 can take advantage of Directive 14. Directive 14 allows the owner to have their own architect perform the final inspection. There are some limitations and project types where Dir 14 cannot be applied.   No...

Filing With the NYC DOB

Filing with the NYC DOB is a complicated and involved process with many protocols to take into consideration.   Types of Filing with the NYC DOB Below is a list of the main filing types at the NYC Department Of Buildings. There are actually more but we will not...