Annual NYC Boiler Inspection Changes


The New York City Department of Buildings (NYC DOB) recently launched a new inspection and certification website called DOB Now.

We want to make sure you have the information you need to understand this new process to help your customers comply with applicable NYC boiler inspection requirements.

DOB Now requires building owners to register on the NYC DOB website. As part of the registration, the building owner must submit an email address.

DOB Now is required to be used by all boiler inspectors to file inspection reports. DOB Now will not accept boiler inspection reports without the building owner’s registered email address. As in the past, NYC DOB will issue a substantial fine to the building owner for any boiler inspection not filed with the city.

For customers that have their Equipment Breakdown insurance coverage with Travelers, the building owner must provide Travelers Risk Control with the email address registered with DOB Now so that Travelers can file boiler inspection reports on their behalf.

Travelers is informing customers of the new NYC DOB requirements at the time of inspection and we are issuing recommendations for compliance as needed to obtain the building owner registered email address.

Building owners (or their designee) can register on the DOB Now site by following instructions below:
1. Go to www.nyc.gov/dobefiling and click on the link to “Register for electronic filing.”
2. Complete the Electronic Filing Account Information form.
3. Read the Agreement section, and click submit
4. eFilingInformation@buildings.nyc.gov will send an email with a link to activate the account.
5. Once activated, a second email will confirm the registration. The registration will be in effect the following day.
a. The building owner’s email and eFiling password can be used to view submitted boiler inspections reports at www.nyc.gov/dobnow.
b. Boiler inspections reports submitted prior to July 27, 2017 are not available in the DOB Now system.
Additional information can be found at: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/industry/dob-now-safety-boiler-faqs.page