NYC DOB UPDATE: Suspension of non-essential construction

NYC DOB UPDATE: Suspension of non-essential construction
In accordance with State Executive Order 202.6 and the subsequent Empire State Development Corporation guidance, all non-essential construction is suspended for the duration of this state of emergency.
Below you will find the following:
  1. A Service Notice which provides general information pertinent to this suspension of non-essential construction.
  2. A Buildings Bulletin which provides direction on safely securing and monitoring your construction sites while non-essential construction is suspended.
  3. A document which provides guidance on distinguishing between essential and non-essential construction.
All this information and more lives on our COVID-19 Updates web page.
Additional guidance in the form of an FAQ is forthcoming.
The Department will regularly inspect all construction sites to ensure compliance with the State Executive Order and ESDC guidance. Beginning tomorrow, non-compliance will result in the issuance of a violation carrying a $5,000 penalty.
Thank you to those who notified the Department of construction site closures. With this suspension of non-essential construction in place you can now discontinue this practice.
Please direct any questions to

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