Updated: December 15, 2023


Beginning January 2, 2024, the Department of Buildings will not issue a permit if the Construction Superintendent (CS) designated on the permit application is already designated on 3 or more active permits.

Local Law 149 of 2021 provides that, beginning on January 1, 2024, an individual may not be designated as the primary construction superintendent for more than 3 jobs. This is a change from the current limitation of 5 jobs. Construction superintendents who are designated on more than 3 active jobs must choose which jobs to withdraw from to reduce their total jobs to three. If one of the jobs for which the CS is designated as a primary Construction Superintendent is on a building that meets the definition of a major building, the individual may only be designated as the primary CS for that job and may not serve as the primary CS for any other job. To reduce the total number of jobs on which the CS is designated:

Withdraw a CS from a Permit

For DOB NOW jobs, the CS selects Withdraw Site Safety Stakeholders from the Filing Action column on the Work Permits dashboard. For BIS jobs, the CS requests to be withdrawn from a permit by submitting a signed letter of intent to withdraw to the Borough Commissioner’s Office.

Change the CS on a Permit

For DOB NOW jobs, the permit applicant renews the permit with change at any time. For BIS jobs, the permit applicant renews the permit with change by dropping off a PW2 at the Borough Office. Permit renewals with change cannot be processed in eFiling.

Release Site Safety Requirements (Release the CS)

Review the July 8, 2022 Service Notice for the process for requesting site safety release.

For assistance, submit an inquiry via the DOB Help Form at nyc.gov/dobhelp.

See the detailed DOB Service notice here…

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The 100-page book is meticulously organized and can be used as a handy reference when many common issues arise. In each section, the specific revisions are highlighted, and the new information is presented in a clear and practical manner with further explanation on why the change is so important. All of this, reviewed and vetted by one of New York’s longest serving, former DOB professionals – Cahill Strategies’ Director of Construction Code & Safety, Bobby D’Alessio.

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Get to know Bobby D’Alessio

bob dalessioRobert “Bobby” D’Alessio, is a former New York City Department of Buildings Senior Executive Director of Construction Safety. Mr. D’Alessio’s focus is predominately in the areas of construction code and safety analysis for our clients’ major new building and renovation projects in the New York City and surrounding regions.

As Cahill Strategies’ Director of Construction Code and Safety, Bobby brings an unparalleled level of knowledge and practical experience to our growing construction solutions practice area.

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Cahill Strategies Welcomes Bernie RossCahill Strategies Welcomes Former NYC DOB Director of Construction Safety Enforcement, Bernie Ross

It is with great pleasure that Cahill Strategies welcomes veteran DOB safety leader Bernie Ross as Senior Construction Safety Associate.

Bernard “Bernie” Ross is former New York City Department of Buildings Director of Construction Safety Enforcement. With more than 20 years serving the DOB as a Construction Inspector, Supervising Inspector, Director Major Projects, and finally, Director of Construction Safety Enforcement. Read more about Bernie here…

Get to know Kevin Moran

Kevin Moran - Cahill StrategiesKevin, the Vice President of Construction Solutions at Cahill Strategies, brings a wealth of experience in the New York construction industry to his role. He has a strong track record of guiding clients through complex building processes, with a range of successful projects under his belt, including commercial and residential developments, infrastructure and transportation projects, and various utility matters.

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