Application and permit fees are waived for owners whose properties
were damaged in Hurricane Sandy and who are rebuilding or repairing
their homes through the City’s Build it Back (BIB) program.
Contractors are no longer required to pay DOB filing fees and submit
Applications being filed by contractors completing work funded by the BIB program are eligible
for fee-exempt work for applications. The following fees are waived for these properties:
Demolition applications and permits;
New Building and Alteration Type-1, 2 and 3 applications;
Permits to renovate or repair;
Records management fees;
Electrical and plumbing applications (including Limited Alteration Applications); and
Associated work applications and permits (i.e. elevators, sheds, scaffolds,
Note: For repairs that are not eligible for fee waiver, a separate application must be filed.
Mandatory: Filing Fee-Exempt Work Online
All BIB applications must electronically file fee-exempt work. Prepare the job application as
you would with any other online filing and use the Department’s NYC Development Hub at
nyc.gov/buildings. BIB applications cannot be filed at the Department’s borough offices.
Once you provide the cost of the work, indicate that the work is fee-exempt:
PW1: In the “Work Types” section under “Cost Information”, select “Fee Exempt – BIB ”
when asked “What type of fees apply to this application?” Add BIB Application #.
LAA: In the “Additional Information” section select “BIB Repair” for “Fee Exempt.”
Electrical Applications: In the “Category of Work” section select “BIB Work.”
For more information on the Build it Back Program please visit nyc.gov/recovery.