Department of Buildings Announces New Easy Permit Option

The Department of Buildings announced Friday a new Easy Permit option for permits that do not require reviews (i.e. plumbing, ventilation, refrigeration or environmental). Effective today, May 16, 2016, Easy Permit applicants may choose to submit a completed application at the Easy Permit counter at City Hall, Room 900, and return 48 hours later to submit payment and pick up their building permit certificate. The Easy Permit is part of the Department of Buildings’ continued efforts to streamline the building permit process and saves time in line at the permit counter. To ensure an efficient process, applicants should include their email address and any other contact information on their application so that staff may easily contact them with questions. For more information, visit the Department of Buildings’ Easy Permit website.